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.
Digital Chemistry. Digital Health. Clean Energy. Sustainability.
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.
Evidence-based, digital aftercare for mentally ill patients
mentalis, a healthcare startup founded in 2018 and based in Nuremberg, Germany, offers evidence-based digital aftercare that combines algorithm-driven app therapy and immediate psychological tele-support. This can reduce high rehospitalization rates in the area of F-diagnoses, avoid more complex follow-up treatments, and reduce individual suffering and costs to society.
Digital proximity as a treatment for loneliness
Loneliness has a strong negative impact on health, which is why this condition is considered a risk factor for those affected. The consequences of this are many and can be compared to those of smoking or obesity. The Flensburg-Handewitt-based health startup HowRyou was founded in 2021 and has the cure for loneliness: proximity.
Rapid and fully automated screening, sorting and dispensing of small biological entities
Bionomous is the world’s first provider of AI-powered solutions for screening, sorting and dispensing of small biological entities. It combines innovative micro-engineering design and artificial intelligence to automatically inspect and sort miniature biological entities. The technology was originally developed to handle the eggs of zebrafish (Danio rerio), but it can handle any round entity ranging from 0.6 to 1.5 mm. It has been used to sort xenopus oocytes and embryos, killifish eggs, and even seeds.
Revolutionizing the Chemical Industry: An Interview with NTRDE
In the chemical industry, it can be difficult to keep up with the rapid changes in the markets and the increasing demands for efficiency and sustainability. NTRDE aims to overcome these challenges and help companies in the chemical industry to make data-based decisions and secure their business models in the long term. In the following interview, the NTRDE team explains how the solution works and what benefits it offers.
VITAS automates phone calls using telephone assistants
Founded in 2021, the tech startup VITAS has developed a platform that allows all types of businesses to create their own artificial intelligence-based phone assistants. These take calls on their own and collect all the important information mentioned, which means no more missed calls and the ability to devote time to work without interruption.
Successful R&D partnerships with PosterLab
The startup PosterLab, founded in 2021, shows companies how to properly use partnerships as a strategic growth option. For this purpose, the Mainz/Saarbrücken-based startup offers a unique SaaS platform that enables faster knowledge transfer of early research results between research participants: smart, simple, secure.
Great people, great workshops, amazing startups at the second 5-HT Innovators Club
How to cope with the manifold and complex global challenges chemical and pharmaceutical companies are currently facing? A key for successful innovation is certainly to unleash the power of collaboration within ecosystems. Therefore, we brought together peers from the chemical and pharmaceutical industry to connect and exchange. The second 5-HT Innovators Club hosted Nov 30 till Dec 2, 2022 in Mannheim was a perfect opportunity to be inspired.
Pronary taps the hidden potential of production data
The Darmstadt-based chemical startup Pronary has been developing comprehensive analysis software for data-based process optimization since their founding in 2022. This software enables companies to apply Data Science without programming.
"Sustainability x Chemistry" marking a successful end to our 2022 X-Linker series
The innovation potential of the interaction between the two areas of sustainability and chemistry was clearly illustrated on Friday, November 25, 2022. The fourth and final X-Linker for 2022 was held under the theme "Sustainability x Chemistry" and offered 10 selected startups from around the world the unique opportunity to present their digital solutions for greater sustainability in the chemical industry to 12 significant industry representatives.
Fluxergy makes laboratory testing more accessible
To democratize the world of laboratory testing by making tests more accessible and affordable: That is the vision of Fluxergy, a US-based healthcare startup founded in 2011. With the aim of consolidating this project in Europe, Fluxergy Europe GmbH was founded last year in 2021.
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!