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Innovation Capabilities

Combining state-of-the-art facilities with foresighted thinking


Borealis is active in innovation along the entire value chain from hydrocarbons, through catalyst and polymerization processes to product development in polyolefins and from ammonia through ammonium nitrate, nitric acid, urea to fertilizer compositions. Its innovation community is composed of international professionals spread across several locations.

Borealis Innovation capabilities are concentrated in three main European Innovation Centres:

  • Innovation Headquarters Linz (Austria)
  • Innovation Centre Porvoo (Finland)
  • Innovation Centre Stenungsund (Sweden)

Complemented by a global Competence Centre for Fertilizers development based in Grand-Quevilly (France) and pilot plant facilities in Schwechat (Austria). In addition, Borouge, Borealis' joint venture with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, has its own Innovation Centre which is strategically located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The focus at each Innovation Centre is different, allowing for dedicated efforts in terms of R&D, technical service, product management, marketing, and business support. The Innovation Centres serve also as focal points for open innovation activities. Borealis considers this joint effort to be the key element in delivering innovative solutions for its customers and the society fast and effective.

Value Creation through Innovation

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