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“For BASF, supporting digital innovation in the chemical industry is a matter of strategic importance. The Digital Hub Mannheim/Ludwigshafen Chemistry & Health offers us the ideal platform for connecting BASF with partners from industry, universities and startups and developing value-adding innovation. Thanks to its national and international networks, it also enhances the attractiveness of the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan area when it comes to digitalisation.”

Dr. Hans-Ulrich Engel CFO, BASF SE


“Innovation always succeeds when as many different ideas and perspectives as possible flow into the solutions in a networked development process. The Digital Hub Mannheim/Ludwigshafen Chemistry & Health offers us the perfect forum for implementing innovative projects with startups or universities alongside partners from the chemical and healthcare sectors. Not only does this generate relevant and economically viable innovation, it also benefits all those involved in the mutual transfer of knowledge and the open exchange culture in the hub.”

Luka Mucic CFO, SAP SE

Pepperl+Fuchs SE

“The Digital Hub Mannheim/Ludwigshafen Chemistry & Health is intended to become a platform and motor of new digital applications, processes and business models in the chemical industry with a regional focus. For us it is the ideal creative and technical environment in which to bring forward our new software and data-driven product and application ideas.”

Dr.-Ing. Gunther Kegel CEO, Pepperl+Fuchs SE

Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar GmbH

“The Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region is characterised by innovative players, economic strength and scientific know-how - especially in chemistry and life science. The Digital Hub Mannheim/Ludwigshafen Chemistry & Health promotes the active exchange of relevant players within the region and far beyond. In this way, expertise is linked and digital innovations are driven forward.”

Peter Johann Managing director, Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar GmbH

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“The provision of support for innovation in medical technology is a key strategic element of the Mannheim startup eco-system. That makes the Digital Hub Mannheim/Ludwigshafen Chemistry & Health an important multiplier – but also a central partner and stakeholder. Together we can achieve greater visibility and relevance and hence an international profile. This made it vital for us to become a shareholder of the Digital Hub.”

Christian Sommer Managing director, mg:mannheimer gründungszentrum gmbh

Technologiepark Heidelberg GmbH

“Digital processes are already being used across industries today, and that will continue in the future. Interdisciplinarity and cooperation are at the very top of our priorities in the innovation process. The Heidelberg Technology Park has been successfully connecting academia and industry in the high-tech sector and supporting entrepreneurs since 1984. We want to continue this tradition with strong partners in the Digital Hub Mannheim/Ludwigshafen Chemistry & Health.”

Dr. André Domin CEO, Technologiepark Heidelberg GmbH

TZL – TechnologieZentrum Ludwigshafen am Rhein GmbH

“As a first port of call for technology-oriented entrepreneurs and startups, TZL collaborates intensively with the Digital Hub Mannheim/Ludwigshafen Chemistry & Health. Our objective is to support and network the new businesses even more effectively, initiating exchange and cooperation between the relevant stakeholders – and across different fields of technology – in order to make better use of innovation potential. Together we want to play a key role in creating and retaining viable businesses and jobs going forward.”

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