Chem-Match Corporates meet Startups 2020

Matchmaking Event and Corporate Challenge Event “Green & Digital” to initiate collaboration between the chemical industry and startups!

1 Oct 2020 – 9 Oct 2020 | Frankfurt on-site + online, Germany

The chemical industry faces diverse challenges these days. Issues like digitisation, process improvements or ecological responsibility shape a new operation setting for companies. The pressure to innovate is high while the time needed stays an obstacle. Ambitious corporates rely on cooperative approaches to innovate. They use the dynamics in the startup scene to speed-up their research and development efforts.

The “Chem-Match: Corporates meet Startups” event brings impetus to the chemical open innovation. Like in the successful 2019 edition, we match corporates with startups from the fields of chemistry, biotechnology, bioelectronics, environmental technologies and sustainability, digital process management and digital innovation.

  • Startups
    use the matchmaking event and the conference programme at the CIEX Europe 2020 conference on 8 October and the corporate challenge event on 9 October to interconnect with industry partners. Moreover make use of the “Corporate Insights” online-Workshop “Corporate Insights” on 1 October, carried out by 5-HT Digital Hub.
  • Corporates/Chemical Companies
    meet innovative startups during the matchmaking event at the CIEX Europe 2020 conference on 8 October, define your challenges on “Green & Digital” in Online-Workshops with skilled moderators and develop solutions for your challenges on “Green & Digital” in dedicated workshops with international startups during the corporate challenge event on 9 October


1 October 2020: Startup Workshop “Corporate Insights” (Online by 5-HT Digital Hub)
8 October 2020: Matchmaking Event at CIEX (Online or on-site )
9 October 2020: Corporate Challenge Event “Green & Digital” (Online)


Register now free of charge with your individual cooperation request and check for suitable partners. Please note that participation is reserved for startups and corporates from chemistry, biotechnology, bioelectronics, environment and digital/IT.



Matchmaking event

If you would like to have your meetings on the spot, the matchmaking event “Chem-Match: Corporates meets Startup 2020” will take place on 8 October 2020 in the framework of CIEX conference at:
Crowne Plaza Frankfurt – Congress Hotel
Lyoner Straße 44-48
60528 Frankfurt
Crowne Plaza Frankfurt Congress Hotel can be reached easily: Travel to Frankfurt/Main Central Station, then take S-Bahn S7, S8 or S9 to station Frankfurt-Niederrad. From there, you walk 10 minutes (800 m) to the hotel.
It is also possible to have your B2B-meetings online.


Hessen Trade & Invest with the Enterprise Europe Network and the project partners Infraserv at Industry Park Höchst, CIEX Europe Conference and 5-HT Digital Hub Chemistry & Health offer this special event format for meeting and discussing about corporate – startup collaboration.