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.
It's a match - GWQ and Ligari make "digital medicine cabinet" fit for the cash register - 5-HT makes it possible
Have I already taken my medication today? Which medicines do I still have in stock at home? How do they actually work exactly? These questions often arise in patients' everyday lives and make it difficult to adhere to and track therapies.
How Breathment closes the care gap after hospital discharge
After discharge from hospital, patients with respiratory diseases often have difficulties receiving adequate rehabilitation treatment. The startup Breathment offers a solution in the form of a digital therapy app based on AI-based technology and telemonitoring. In the following interview, CEO and Co-Founder Elçin Can Çavuşoğlu explains what motivates the startup, how Breathment's solution works and what benefits it offers.
Chemchain's digital product passport for a sustainable future of the chemical industry
The chemical industry faces the challenge of manufacturing and managing its products in a sustainable way to promote a sustainable future and a circular economy. The startup Chemchain offers a solution by providing a digital product passport for tracking chemicals along the value chain. In this way, Chemchain supports chemical companies in implementing sustainable business practices and contributes to achieving the goals of the circular economy. In the following interview, COO Luca Mohammadi explains what added value Chemchain's solution offers and what goals the startup is pursuing.
How Basebox solves the backend problem of innovation
The development of innovation is often hampered by data management challenges. Time, cost, compliance, complexity and regulatory issues make it difficult for teams to build a secure, powerful backend. This was also the motivation behind the founding of Basebox, an out-of-the-box data management system that significantly reduces development time and costs. In the interview with founder René Herzer, we learn more about Basebox, its customers and future prospects.
Turning waste into feedstock - recycling solution from AES
The processing industry faces the problem that large amounts of plastic waste are not mechanically recyclable. This waste is often incinerated or disposed of in landfills, causing both environmental and economic problems. The startup AES has found a solution to this problem. It offers plants for the chemical recycling of this non-recyclable plastic waste, which convert the waste into an oil mixture. In this way, AES closes the recycling loop sustainably and offers a cost-effective alternative for the plastics industry. In this interview, CEO Jonas Bonus explains how the startup was founded and why chemical companies should set up a pilot project with AES.
From manual to mobile: Senseven transforms industrial inspection
Industrial inspection is an indispensable process in the production industry, but it is often still manual and error-prone. This is exactly where the startup Senseven comes in by revolutionising inspection with the help of digitalisation and artificial intelligence. The company has developed a mobile app for detecting leaks in valves that enables fast and reliable inspection with the help of acoustic emission sensors and a smartphone. In the following interview, CEO Michael Hettegger, CTO Christoph Altmann and CGO Anna Maria Grausgruber explain how industrial companies can use the solution and what the startup's visions for the future are.
5-HT team members become book authors - article about digital health startups as innovation drivers
The new book is here! Stefan Kohl, Fabian Filipczyk, Marco R. Majer and Lisa Tschalenko are proud co-authors of the book "Transferinnovationen und Innovationstransfer zwischen Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft".
Cooperation at eye level
The Pfizer Healthcare Hub's commitment to the innovation ecosystem is paying off: With Visual Abstracts and Goodly Innovations, the Pfizer Healthcare Hub has scouted two innovators whose solutions are real game changers: On the one hand for science communication and on the other hand for process optimization. Both companies came into contact with the Pfizer Healthcare Hub through 5-HT's Innovators Club in November 2022.
Data-based decisions for a sustainable future with Codio Impact
A sustainable orientation of a company can lead to a long-term competitive advantage. Data plays a crucial role in this regard and teaches how and where companies should take initiative to have the greatest impact, both economically and sustainably. With its platform, the startup Codio Impact supports companies in making sustainable and data-driven decisions. Co-Founder and CEO Tilman Kemper explains the startup's solution and what advantages it offers industrial companies in an interview.
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