13. October 2023 09:30 - 13. October 2023 15:00 | Digital


Europe’s No1 event to match startups with chemicals & pharmaceutical corporates

Generative AI is the latest trend for the generation of images, texts or music. But that's not all! There are also numerous application areas emerging in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries that have the potential to change the future of the industries!

At 5-HT, we provide a platform to explore these visions of the future. With our own digital pitching event and company speed dating, the X-Linker, we aim to drive innovation and strengthen exchange in the development and implementation of innovative solutions for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry.

Our next 5-HT X-Linker "Generative AI in Chemistry & Pharma" will be held digitally on October 13, 2023 and will focus on innovative solutions for R&D and business.

So startups, if you offer generative AI solutions for R&D and Business - take your chance!

The event is open for already established startups as well as startups that are not yet founded.

The goal of this event is to present your startup solution to our ecosystem of global industry players, investors and other interested parties. Prior to the day of the event (October 13), the selected startups will receive professional pitch training from us to be best prepared for their final presentation.

After their pitch to our global community, the selected startups will be paired with each of our corporate partners (tba, will be listed below) in exclusive speed dating sessions.

5-HT X-linker stands for building crosslinks – between innovators solving the problems of our times. When bright minds come together, great things can happen.

Confirmed Corporate Speed Daters

We usually have approx. 10 corporates participating.

What’s in for startups?

Training, preparation, pitching in front of our global community and exclusive intro & speed dating with innovators of industrial giants.

Whether you are early-stage or already an established startup - applications from startups from all around the globe are welcome. On the final day you’ll have the opportunity to establish contacts and explore cooperation opportunities.

Application phase starts: July 17, 2023

Deadline for your startup application is: September 17, 2023

After reviewing your application (and maybe a quick videocall with you) the final selection of the startups will take place September 22, 2023. If selected, we will contact you individually with the following steps prior to the event.

What’s in for Corporates, Investors and our community?

Keynote, pitches, matchmaking, networking! And inspiration for your innovation.

So, let’s come together at the next 5-HT X-linker “GENERATIVE AI IN CHEMISTRY & PHARMA” to build further bricks for a better tomorrow.

Be part of our community of people with passion & expertise and with vision & ideas.

Selected Startups

The program

  • Participants
    The program is designed specifically for startups within Digital Chemistry/Pharmaceutical Industry who are looking for an individual intro to renowned chemical/pharmaceutical corporates. The focus is on generative AI solutions for R&D and Business.

  • Preparation for startups only
    Individual date for pitch coaching (2 hours preparation each) plus technical dry-run

  • Date for all participants
    October 13, 2023 (2 hours for guests, 6 hours for Corporate Speed Daters & startups)

  • Event Location

  • Language
    The event will be held in English.

  • Our offer
    Participation in the event is free of charge.

  • Startup advantage
    You meet with leading chemical/pharmaceutical industry corporates in individual speed dating sessions, pitch your startup in front of our large community and receive individual pitch training to boost your startup's development.

  • Application for startups start July 17, 2023
    Application Phase starts at July 17, 2023. As soon as the portal is open, please fill out the application form with all required information. Application Deadline for startups is September 17, 2023. After reviewing your application, you will receive feedback about your participation. The final selection of the startups will take place September 22, 2023. If selected, we will contact you individually with the following steps prior to the event.


The agenda for October 13, 2023

Friday, October 13, 2023 (Virtual Conference Room)

09:15 am Virtual rooms open for first impressions

09:30am Welcome, Opening & Keynotes by Google and NVIDIA

Thilo Kretschmer (Account Executive, Google Cloud) about Transforming the chemical industry through responsible generative AI


Bruno Trentini (R&D Alliances Manager – AI in Drug Discovery, NVIDIA) about NVIDIA'S Generative AI solutions for Chemistry and Pharma

10:00am Startup Pitches with Q&A

11:00am End of the public part and break (please leave the virtual event space, corporate speeddater will enter the Zoom link now)

11:15am Corporate Speed Dating Sessions

12:15pm lunch break

13:15pm Corporate Speed Dating Sessions

14:30pm Closing & Farewell

Companies from the chemical/pharmaceutical industry interested in participating in Corporate Speed Dating are welcome to apply by emailing kontakt@5-ht.com.

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