Archive for November, 2015

BASF announces winners of the open innovation contest on energy storage

Thursday, November 26th, 2015


  • Four research groups each receive prize money of €100,000 for innovative battery concepts
  • Competition is an important part of the co-creation program in BASF’s anniversary year

Ludwigshafen, Germany – November 24, 2015 – The winners of the BASF Energy Contest were announced today at the “Creator SpaceTM Summit” in Ludwigshafen. From 122 applications submitted on the online platform NineSights, a jury of BASF experts and external specialists chose the four best proposals which will be funded with €100.000 each. The winning concepts were developed by the professors Patrik Johansson, Department of Applied Physics at the Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, Paul K. Wright and James W. Evans, University of California, Berkeley, Mike Stuart Licht, Department of Chemistry at George Washington University und Xiangwu Zhang, Department of Textile Engineering at North Carolina State University.

The Promise of Open Innovation in Drug Discovery

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

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Bridging the knowledge gap between academia and industry………..

The last decade has seen a huge increase in the number of academic drug discovery centers with the expertise to discover lead molecules, often termed chemical probes, with the pharmacological properties to test a biological hypothesis in disease models This has required the creation of academic compound libraries and High Throughput Screening (HTS) centers, alongside growth in expertise in techniques including assay development and computational and medicinal chemistry. <read more below…>