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.
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.
The Berner Group new corporate partner of 5-HT
We are happy to welcome the Berner Group Team to our 5-HT family of corporate partners. The Berner Group is a family-owned European commercial enterprise. Their vision is: “We keep the world together and moving.” This means that the company is the central B2B trading partner for all materials in the maintenance, repair, and production segments for their customers in the building, mobility, and industry sectors.
Pfizer new corporate partner of 5-HT
We are happy to welcome the Pfizer Team to our 5-HT family of corporate partners. Pfizer is a leading research-based biopharmaceutical company. Applying science and global resources to deliver innovative therapies that extend and significantly improve lives.
Creating sustainable bio-products from spent coffee grounds
Founded in 2013, Cambridgeshire, UK-based startup Bio-Bean Ltd recycles used coffee grounds on an industrial scale to create Inficaf: a sustainable raw material for innovative product design and development. By turning this into thousands of tons of sustainable bioproducts each year, the sustainability startup is the world's largest recycler of used coffee grounds.
Virtual-Reality-Therapie with CUREO®
Often, traditional therapy methods do not show the desired progress in rehabilitation. In some cases, they even have the opposite effect, as they tire and demotivate patients. To make therapies more attractive, the med-tech startup CUREosity, founded in 2018, developed CUREO, a clinic-ready VR therapy system that revolutionizes traditional therapy with gamification.
Avoiding deficiency symptoms with knowledge of biomarkers
The health startup myActiveLab (Nutrimya GmbH), founded in Hamburg in 2021, provides a solution with its app. So-called biomakers create the basis for this: These can be laboratory values, for example, but also markers such as body fat or resting pulse. Through the myActiveLab app, anyone can understand their relevant biomakers, continuously track them, and thus adjust their individual lifestyle accordingly, thereby improving well-being and health.
Phamovo turns pharmaceutical waste into revenue
In the UK there is £300 Million of Medical Waste each year. Of this, around £140 Million is accounted for by expired medicines. This loss of revenue is most felt by Wholesalers across the country. Addressing this issue, our London-based ecosystem startup Pharmovo Ltd has developed an online platform that allows pharmaceutical companies to both distribute near to expiry pharmaceuticals and buy wholesale items at a significant discount to market prices.
Driving future-proof patient care thanks to "Insuring Digital Health"
To everyone's delight, this year our "Insuring Digital Health" event was once again able to take place in Presence on Thursday, September 15, 2022. In order to enable health startups and health insurance companies to network quickly and purposefully and to establish a long-term partnership, this fall the fourth edition of the event was again held with Health in Innovation, an EIT Health company.
Personalized breast cancer support with the Brea app
Almost 50 % of people who have already used a DiGA or health app said they stopped using it because, although it was made for their disease, it was too general and did not meet their specific needs. Our Berlin-based ecosystem startup Brea Health was founded in 2021 and counteracts this issue with its Brea app.
Intelligent Agents automate knowledge work
In order to better manage the daily data tsunami as a result, the Berlin-based healthcare startup AGENTS.inc is building artificial intelligence technology to equip companies with AI agents that work at superhuman speeds, automate knowledge tasks, and save valuable resources for companies on a massive scale.
Thermal protection systems - designed for the extreme
How can product designers and engineers create resource- and energy-efficient products while protecting them from extreme conditions? Blueshift's team of thermal specialists offers suitable solutions to solve their customers' difficult thermal problems.
Merck and 5-HT Digital Hub intensify their partnership
The partnership between 5-HT and the Merck Group based in Darmstadt has already started in 2019 with the intention to foster digital innovation and to combine our efforts to boost entrepreneurial, innovative thinking and acting in the chemical and health sectors.
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!