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.
Intelligent and sustainable trade with the help of packaging
"With our Packwise solution, you create a transparency that didn't exist before, and thus a planning security for companies - at any time, it is comprehensible where and in what condition materials are" says Packwise founder Gesche Weger in an interview with 5-HT.
Students meet startups - Final of the Digital Qualifier
For the 5th time, students have worked on practice-relevant tasks from start-ups as part of the Digital Qualifier. On 11 January, the students of the Business Chemistry programme presented their research results of real challenges of the start-ups to Prof. Dr. Stephan Haubold at the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences in Idstein and discussed them afterwards.
Digital solutions as a catalyst for a sustainable healthcare system - eHealth Symposium promotes exchange between representatives from medicine, research, business and politics
Around 300 representatives from medicine, research, business and politics took advantage of the 5th eHealth Symposium Southwest to learn about the rapid developments and innovative solutions with practical relevance in the field of eHealth in exciting presentations.
"We bring standardized diagnostics to the smallest practice"
To make the right diagnosis, to examine a patient's condition or to follow the course of therapy: Tests are important tools for doctors, psychotherapists or occupational therapists. Today, such assessments are usually carried out with pen and paper. The founders of insight.out believe that a digital solution is finally needed for this.
Predict the unpredictable with AccuPredict
Today's machine systems are becoming increasingly expensive alongside greater automation. When these break down, it's not only disruptive, but equally time-consuming and costly. Singapore-based startup AccuPredict Services Pte Ltd saw a need for action here and, since its founding in 2021, has developed an intelligent and pioneering operating strategy to predict machine failures and avoid them accordingly.
Helping patients in everyday therapy with the digital home pharmacy
For patients, it is often challenging to follow the agreements made with doctors and implement the necessary adjustments to their habits accordingly. With the innovative app from our network startup Ligari, founded in 2016, this problem now belongs to the past. Because thanks to this app, patients can easily and conveniently map their medications and therapy processes in a digital home pharmacy.
Overview of the Supply Chain Act
Around 25 million people in the world practice forced labor. At the same time, less than 20% of German companies with more than 500 employees comply with their voluntary commitment to corporate due diligence, as the German government's monitoring of the "National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights" (NAP) showed. For this reason, the Bundesrat passed the so-called "Supply Chain Due Diligence Act" at the end of June 2021.
Lilly new Corporate Partner of 5-HT
We are very pleased to announce Lilly Deutschland GmbH as our new Corporate Partner. Lilly Deutschland is the German affiliate of Eli Lilly and Company, one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies. Since its founding, the company has achieved significant breakthroughs in areas such as insulin, polio vaccination and in the treatment of mental illness.
AlphaFold delivers breakthrough in protein structure prediction
Until now, scientists only knew the structures of a small fraction of the proteins in the human body, which are the basic building blocks of life. The artificial intelligence AlphaFold has recently changed that. Last year, researchers from the British company DeepMind, a subsidiary of the Google holding Alphabet, achieved something that was considered impossible: almost perfect predictions of protein structures.
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!