On May 20, BASF and Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) signed a cooperation agreement to jointly develop advanced materials for sustainable infrastructure applications. According to the agreement, the research teams of BASF and HIT will jointly test new applications based on BASF's advanced materials to reduce emissions in the construction industry and cut energy costs.
Liu Hong, vice president of HIT said that HIT hopes to use its expertise in advanced materials and engineering research to promote this promising partnership. By working hand in hand with BASF and strengthening integrated innovation in key industries, we will strongly support China's future economic development through sustainable infrastructure solutions.
This is the latest cooperation project of BASF to expand its local research network through cooperation with well-known universities in China. BASF is using its NAO platform to work closely with top universities and research institutions in the Asia-Pacific region. Currently, the research fields covered by the NAO project include new monomers and polymers and their applications, surfaces and interfaces, coatings, catalysis, battery materials, chemical engineering processes, pesticides, digitalization, and intelligent production.