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 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 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 network, 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.
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.
Purency makes microplastics visible
Small, oftentimes invisible microplastics can be found almost everywhere in nature and products today. Of course, it doesn't belong there. But how can you reliably and quickly detect the particles that are invisible to the bare eye? The software of the Viennese startup Purency, the Microplastics Finder (MPF), analyzes measurement data from FTIR & Raman microscopes based on machine learning models and identifies the type, number and size of microplastic particles within minutes, even in complex samples.
Unique sustainability management in the chemicals and plastics value chain
Climate targets are changing industry and sustainability has already become a crucial competitive factor. Many companies therefore want to improve their environmental footprint, but often don't know where to start.
A digital health coach improves the quality of life for rheumatism patients
Many myths and rumours circulate in connection with rheumatic diseases, for example: Only old people get rheumatism - Wrong! Some rheumatic diseases do indeed occur in old age. But there are other forms that affect even young people or even children.
Three Questions with X-Linker Alumni CibusCell
X-Linker New Energies - H2 Alumni CibusCell deals with digitalisation along the value chain for the production of green hydrogen. In an interview with 5-HT, Marcus Rübsam talks about CibusCell´s participation at the 5-HT X-Linker New Energies - H2, their project with GP Joule and the support of 5-HT.
Building the datadriven manufacturing ecosystem
The startup Arcstone intends to make manufacturing processes transparent & visible by offering a toolset for manufacturers that allows them to visualize and optimize their facilities in real time. Its mission is to accelerate the digitization of the global supply chain.
Five Lives detects dementia risk at an early stage and works towards preventing it
Health startup Five Lives, founded in 2019, aims to improve that with their app, which is approved as a medical device. Based in Tours, France as well as London, UK, the startup develops responsive, digital therapeutics to detect central nervous system disorders, like dementia, early and works to prevent them via lifestyle interventions.
The most innovative digital solutions for health and pharma
For the second time this year, we were able to organise a successful X-Linker and thus connect start-ups and corporates with each other. Under the motto "Digital Health for Pharma", 10 international startups presented their digital solutions for the pharmaceutical industry. Pfizer Healthcare Hub called it "probably the most important matching event for startups and pharma companies in Europe" - the event was a complete success!
Die krebsbedingte Müdigkeit besiegen
Millionen von Krebspatienten und Überlebenden leiden weltweit unter extremer Müdigkeit. Die krebsbedingte Müdigkeit (Cancer-Related Fatigue, CRF) ist die häufigste und am meisten beeinträchtigende Nebenwirkung von Krebs und seinen Behandlungen. Sie betrifft 80 % aller Krebspatienten im ersten Jahr nach der Krebsdiagnose, und 40 % leiden chronisch, d. h. über Jahre hinweg, auch nachdem der Krebs selbst geheilt ist.
5-HT at Future Labs 2022
The effects of digitization have long been noticeable in today's laboratories. Without a doubt, the paradigm shift that is emerging from this will permanently change the laboratory world. To ensure that innovations in this field continue to advance, this year's Future Labs Live, taking place at the Congress Center Basel, Switzerland, from June 07 to 09, 2022, will be the venue for knowledge sharing and networking.
A CO₂- Management Software for the Chemical Industry
According to the World Research Institute, the chemical industry accounts for around 5.8% of global carbon emissions. However, the chemical industry is also the very beginning of almost every value chain, which is why more sustainable solutions are needed. Founded in 2021, cleantech startup AllocNow is driving this process by helping chemical companies make their CO₂-management an integral part of their business model.
Become part of the 5-HT Digital Hub Chemistry & Health
Exchange ideas with innovative startups and future-oriented companies in our network. We look forward to meeting you!