About the company
BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future
With a rapidly growing population, the world is increasingly dependent on our ability to develop
and maintain sustainable agriculture and healthy environments. As part of the Agricultural
Solutions division of BASF, the Innovation Center Gent delivers innovative solutions for the
Seeds business through modern biotechnology and advanced plant breeding. The BASF
Innovation Center Gent covers many aspects within the field crop seeds business from early
discovery research to product commercialization, or as we call it: “from the lab to the field”.
A unique approach
The BASF Innovation Center Gent is one of the biggest research centers for the group’s seed
business. The company employs a workforce of approximately 400 from 22 different countries. It
is located at Tech Lane Ghent Science Park, the number 1 plant biotech cluster in Europe!
The scientists in Ghent are involved in several projects that investigate new traits in the field of
crop efficiency, weed control, pest control and quality. Their aim is to identify crop traits that
create value in the various markets in which BASF is active.
A second activity comprises the development and commercialization of various crop varieties, in
which our growers use both conventional and molecular breeding techniques.
The Innovation Center has state-of-the-art facilities with high-tech equipment at its disposal to
carry out its assignment.
All under one roof
The scientists are assisted by a group of support staff, from lawyers specialized in intellectual
property and the seeds business, and engineers who manage the state-of-the-art facilities, to
experts in accounting. All of these people provide support in the development and marketing of
new seed products. This ‘all under one roof’ approach is unique and gives the Innovation Center
Gent a clear leading edge on its competitors.
We are looking for motivated lab and greenhouse technicians and scientists. Accelerate your
career and join us at the BASF Innovation Center Gent.