We create global connections
between established chemical and healthcare companies and tech startups. LOCALLY ANCHORED. ACTIVE NATIONWIDE. GLOBAL ON THE MOVE.
5-HT Digital Hub Chemistry & Health, as part of the Digital Hub Initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection, supports companies in the chemical and healthcare industries in realizing digital innovations. For us, this also includes digital solutions for green energy and sustainability in both industries. As a central platform, we offer players the opportunity to network, cooperate and co-develop.
The comprehensive startup strategy adopted by the German cabinet in July 2022 aims to strengthen startup ecosystems in Germany and Europe. The Digital Hub Initiative is part of this roadmap and is intended to support progress in individual fields of action with existing structures. In our focus sectors, we are promoting the successful development of startups and the implementation of their solutions in many places and with numerous measures.
For established companies
Networking. Scouting Services. Access to startup ecosystems.
Accelerate your innovation processes - through access to suitable startups and exchange with peers. Become more visible in the tech scene as an innovation player.Learn more Learn more
Market access. Bootcamps. Startup coaching. Awareness.
As part of our ecosystem, you will gain access to players such as industry giants, hidden champions or investors. In addition, individual coaching and further support.Learn more Learn more
As external innovation drivers, startups are essential drivers for digital transformation. Through us, established companies gain access to 320+ global startups and diverse players. And vice versa.
At 5-HT, we bring together leading industry giants and hidden champions, giving us international appeal. That is why startups from all over the world see 5-HT as the gateway to the German chemical and healthcare industry. In our international ecosystem, we have created a lively platform for exchange and cooperation - for new impulses and the active future-oriented shaping of our industrie.
Network innovation partners
Leverage international ecosystem.
To promote digital innovation in chemistry, healthcare and sustainability, we connect relevant players in our international ecosystem - established companies, startups, investors, academia as well as digital talents and other partners. Together, we pursue the goal of accelerating digitalization in our industries.
5-HT Startups. Support. UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Where does the name 5-HT come from?
We have networking already in the name.
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter (messenger substance) that transmits information in our nervous system. Its correct biochemical name is 5-hydroxytryptamine, or 5-HT for short.
5-HT describes both the chemical character of the messenger as well as its biological mode of action as a neurotransmitter, and stands like no other molecule for the activities of our Digital Hub: the networking of startups, companies, organizations and universities to enable information exchange and collaboration in a specific, targeted and fast way.
Focus on collaborations: review of the Insuring Digital Health anniversary event
"Insuring Digital Health" took place for the 5th time on 26 October 2023, this time under the sole organization of 5-HT in Mannheim, at CUBEX ONE. The event, which was described by participants as the highlight of the year, once again brought digital health start-ups together with leading health insurance companies to promote innovative solutions for the healthcare sector.
AI-based solution to support complex diagnostic decision-making process
Medicalvalues is an innovative, fast-growing medical software company based in Karlsruhe. With the vision to connect the dots in clinical pathways and enable improved patient outcomes. In our exclusive interview 5-HT X-Linker Alumni Jan Kirchhoff, CEO and co-founder of medicalvalues talks about their AI-based solution and what motivated him to start medicalvalues.
Revolutionizing Data Sharing in Manufacturing
In an era where data is the cornerstone of efficiency, one company is spearheading a digital revolution in the manufacturing sector, particularly in chemicals and pharmaceuticals. We sat down with John Ward, the visionary behind ServBlock, to delve into the motivation behind this innovative venture and understand how their data-sharing platform is transforming the landscape of operational efficiency.
Revolutionizing Healthcare: A Glimpse into Subsequent's AI-powered Motion Analysis
In the realm of health innovation, Subsequent is making waves with its non-invasive, AI-driven solutions for detailed human skeletal movement data collection. We sat down with CEO Dr. Manuel Stein to unravel the intricacies of Subsequent's groundbreaking technology that utilizes simple smartphone recordings to provide real-time analysis, benefiting patients in various areas such as neurological rehabilitation and home fitness.
LAB22 - Laboratory & Office Space for Startups and SMEs
Heidelberg is one of the most important locations for start-ups in Germany. outstanding in the fields of life science, biotech, IT and AI. LAB22 is the new building of the Heidelberg Technology Park. It offers young and established companies modern and flexible laboratory and office space.
Theblood on gender diversity, “women's issues” & unbalanced capital distribution
Do women start up differently than men? One thing is certain - in any case, they start up less than their male colleagues and encounter more headwind. This fact is also confirmed by Isabelle Guenou and Miriam Santer, the founders of theblood.
Ready for the digital future? How companies can equip themselves for the digital transformation
Young professionals collected success factors of the future. The talks provided fascinating insights into the future of digitization, the chemical and healthcare industries, and the innovation landscape.
Noah Therapies - the platform for New Women's Health
Noah Therapies aims to put women's health at the centre and create a comprehensive platform for New Women's Health. The company's vision is based on the principles of holism, personalisation and care to help women better understand their health and make informed decisions.
Revolutionizing Respiratory Health: VoiceMed's Innovative Approach
In a world marked by rapid technological advancements and a growing need for accessible healthcare solutions, VoiceMed emerges as a beacon of hope in the realm of respiratory health management. Leveraging the power of artificial intelligence and vocal biomarkers, VoiceMed has pioneered a transformative approach that promises to redefine how we address respiratory diseases.
Become part of the 5-HT Digital Hub Chemistry & Health
Exchange ideas with innovative startups and future-oriented companies in our ecosystem. We look forward to meeting you!