The metropolitan region of Rhine-Neckar is distinguished by a successful business culture and internationally recognised research centres. The de:hub – 5-HT Digital Hub Chemistry & Health in Mannheim/Ludwigshafen strengthens these existing competences and combines them with an established network of startup companies. Targeted methods are used to conduct research on the application of digitisation in the chemical and healthcare industries. Numerous municipalities and private venture capitalists ensure that innovative technologies and services can be brought to market faster.




  • Mannheim

  • Ludwigshafen


Special focus

  • Digital Chemistry & Health
  • Sustainability
  • Creation of an international startup ecosystem
  • Platform for the exchange of relevant players from the fields of chemistry and health