Innovation fields

The creative inspiration behind Evonik innovations

As Evonik’s strategic innovation unit, Creavis concentrates on medium- and long-term innovation projects that support Evonik’s growth and sustainability strategy while tapping into new business opportunities. Creavis researches transformative innovations, taking economic, environmental, and social concerns into account as part of its portfolio management. In addition, Creavis also develops competence platforms that it then provides to Evonik, making it the creative inspiration behind Evonik innovations. Employees at Creavis project houses work on innovation projects that span multiple organizations. The houses supply Evonik with fresh ideas by bundling technical knowledge from numerous operating units along the entire value-added chain and complementing this with external expertise. House employees spend roughly three years conducting interdisciplinary research into strategically relevant topics without regard to organizational boundaries. Creavis also moves projects forward in the following select innovation fields: Food Solutions, Care, Direct Manufacturing, Membranes, Feed Ingredients, Medical Devices, and Sustainable Energy Solutions. These innovation fields pay direct dividends for innovation growth fields and, as such, for the company’s overall growth strategy. Creavis always coordinates these research and development activities in close collaboration with Evonik’s operating segments.

Information on the six innovation fields of Creavis.

Direct Manufacturing

The DirectManufacturing Innovation Field is involved in the generative production of mass-produced industrial components and prototypes.


The Care Innovation Field works to bring custom-tailored surfactants, cosmetic raw materials, and cosmetic active ingredients to market maturity.

Feed Ingredients

With its Feed Ingredients Innovation Field, Creavis supports growth in the attractive animal feed additives market.

Food Solutions

With its Food Solutions Innovation Field, Creavis supports growth in the attractive market for food additives used in human nutrition.


The Membranes Innovation Field researches new membrane materials and membrane concepts for sustainable and efficient separation methods.

Sustainable Energy Solutions

The Innovation Field Sustainable Energy Solutions is working on chemicals and materials for next generation energy management, energy storage and energy conversion.

Tissue Engineering

Scientists from various disciplines work in the Project House Tissue Engineering to make reliable solutions possible for tissue regeneration following accidents or disease.