What is it all about?

Creator Space is all about collaboration - it is the BASF Co-creation and Open Innovation program.

Connected people learn from each other and create ideas and solutions. Creator Space is connecting people and ideas around the globe. The aim is to enhance organisational knowledge processes by involving the external relevant public in the creation of meaning and value. Co-creation blurs the boundaries of the firm by ‘outsourcing’ innovation and value creation to "the customer." It thus transforms the consumer into an active partner for the creation of future value.

Creator Space online is just one element of the program which lets you join industry experts in sharing, debating and innovating toward tangible solutions to key economic, environmental and societal challenges as well as informs you how to participate in other elements of Creator Space.  


BASF celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2015. Creator Space™, the BASF Co-creation program, was the name of the adventure marking the jubilee. Many employees, but also external experts worldwide took part in it. Lots of them spoke to documentary film maker Thomas Grube about their thoughts, fears and hopes. The following film gives a short glimpse on what happened during our big anniversary in 2015.

About Creator Space™



Connected chemical elements are the key of life. Connected people learn from each other and create ideas and solutions. New chemical connections are enablers for solutions that make our lives better and help solve life’s challenges. BASF connects people and ideas around the globe. This co-creation program is called Creator Space.  

Documentary Film



A documentary film will capture some of the most interesting, beautiful and emotional moments of Creator Space.The prize-winning director, Thomas Grube, attended important activities around the world.

The film will be available in summer of 2016. But even before that, you will be able to see video clips, interviews and shortfilms here on Creator Space.

White Papers


The global Creator Space tour in 2015 took place in six cities: Mumbai, Shanghai, New York City, São Paulo, Barcelona and Ludwigshafen. At each tour stop, Creator Space connected industry experts, scientists, representatives from government, NGOs and society, as well as artists, to co-create solutions for a locally relevant challenge. The Creator Space white paper series consolidates the findings of each tour stop as a basis for continued collaboration.

Connect with us

Share your ideas / concepts for new innovations

Join our public discussions about current and future challenges

Find out more about our upcoming co-creation activities

Connected to care stories

For the first time ever, as part of the 150th anniversary activities, BASF created a global corporate volunteering team contest called “Connected to Care.” 150 charitable projects were selected from more than 500 submissions covering the fields of Urban Living, Food and Smart Energy. We would like to have a closer look at some of these projects in irregular intervals.

Reconstruction of a partially burnt temple which is a symbol of aspiration for the local community and a vital cultural signifier to the surrounding urban development

To help the inhabitants of a mountainous region in the Peruvian Andes escape extreme poverty employees from BASF Peruana S.A. have supported these people in building greenhouses where they can grow their own crops.

This project sponsors a school garden at the Elmore Elementary School in an economically challenged community in Houston, Texas. Students will learn to grow nutritious foods in an outdoor classroom.

Creator Space™ videos

Environmental pollution and its consequences

Change as an opportunity

What is social entrepreneurship?

Creator Space™ online is a community of industry experts and interested minds sharing, debating and innovating towards solutions to key global challenges.