We create connections
between established chemical and healthcare companies and tech startups.
5-HT Digital Hub Chemistry & Health, as part of the Digital Hub Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, supports companies in the chemical and healthcare industries in realizing digital innovations. This includes digital solutions for more sustainability in both industries. As a central platform, we offer players the opportunity to network, cooperate and co-develop.
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 network, 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 250+ global startups and other 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 network, we have created a lively platform for exchange and cooperation - for new impulses and the active shaping of our industries.
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.
Digital Chemistry. Digital Health. Sustainability.
Where does the name 5-HT come from?
We have networking already in the name.
5-hydroxytryptamine, or 5-HT for short, is the biochemical name of the neurotransmitter serotonin. This messenger has an extremely important, communicative job in our nervous system. For information to be processed in the brain at all, our little gray cells have to exchange information with each other. Among other things, 5-HT is responsible for this transmission of information.
5-HT symbolizes the activities of our Digital Hub around the networking of organizations, industry, universities and startups in collaboration and information exchange.
Faster drug development through genomic data
The development of new drugs is complex, expensive and risky. The Berlin-based company biotx.ai has developed a self-learning software platform that can recognize multi-causal relationships and complex patterns in biomedical data and use them to develop new diagnostic tests and therapies.
Making processes in medical practices simpler through digitization
Munich-based startup Simpleprax is helping to prevent a media discontinuity in the collection of patient data. Medical history forms, forms and administrative documents no longer have to be printed out, but are filled out directly by the patient digitally and imported into the respective practice management software. This replaces manual processes in the doctor's offi
Digital Technologies as a Key Driver in the Context of the Chemical Industry's Sustainability Efforts
A brand new research about digital technologies as a key driver in the context of the chemical industry's sustainability efforts revealed lots of valuable insights and implications to be applied to further develop our nationwide digital sustainability ecosystem. Below you can find the main findings of Vanessa Lindt´s masterthesis at Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society, that we supported.
Back to life - digital health coach improves quality of life for rheumatism patients
1.5 million people in Germany suffer from inflammatory rheumatic diseases, according to the German Society for Rheumatology (DGRh). And unfortunately, the rheumatism of these 1.5 million people is not curable. So how can we help these people? This is the question Christine Peine and Felix Lang asked themselves when they founded the startup Midaia.
Strengthening vision by using the smartphone - digital therapy for progressive myopia
Children and young people in particular are spending more and more time with their smartphones or reading. This also has significant consequences for the eyes: While in Germany, after all, 25-35 percent of young adults are already affected by myopia, in the Asian region it is more than 80 percent. For the founders of Dopavision, Dr. Hamed Bahmani and Stefan Zundel, it was clear that solutions were needed that were fun to use, even at an early age.
Information management through IoT sensor technology - transparency in the supply chain made possible
The startup vitreo wants to optimize IBC supply chain management with the help of IoT sensors. In an interview with 5-HT, founder Maximilian Drechsler tells us how he helps companies gain insight into their own IBC supply chains quickly and easily.
"Our B2B Saas experience supports founders on their journey from founder-led sales to scalable sales organizations"
The German early-stage fund Senovo has been investing exclusively in B2B SaaS since 2013. It supports startups in the areas of go-to-market, organizational development and internationalization, among others.
Become part of the 5-HT Digital Hub Chemistry & Health
Exchange ideas with innovative startups and established coporates in our network. We look forward to meeting you!