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1 October 2020 - 9 October 2020
Online, Germany
Chem-Match: Corporates meet Startups 2020

The Chem-Match Event at a Glance

1 October 2020: Startup Workshop "Corporate Insights" (Online)

8 October 2020: Matchmaking Event @ CIEX (Online)

9 October 2020: Matchmaking Event (Online)

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Our Partners

Chem-Match is a joint event from Enterprise Europe Network Hessen (Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH), CIEX Europe, Industriepark Höchst and 5-HT Digital Hub Chemistry & Health.

CIEX Europe

CIEX – The Chemical Innovation Exchange blows the dust off stuffy conferences. It provides you with a fresh channel to explore cutting edge innovation in the rapidly evolving chemical industry. Connecting innovators with investors, potential customers and budget holders, we enable our delegates to share, collaborate, explore and experiment.

The CIEX Europe 2020 conference is organized by Merlien Institute, a dynamic publishing and events company for research and innovation. Established in 2008 Merlien runs conferences across the world and has hosted thousands of delegates.

The CIEX advisory board provides strategic advise to Merlien Institute and the conference production committee on the range of activities undertaken. The role of the Advisory Board is very important to us as they provide invaluable feedback and guidance to speakers and help steer speaker’s presentation content to the required standards and relevance. Aside from reviewing submitted abstracts, our Advisory Board also contributes to keynote speeches, chairing sessions, facilitating panel discussions or conduct brainstorming workshops.


Industriepark Höchst

"The Future works here"

The Industriepark Höchst is an innovative chemical and pharmaceutical site in Europe’s heartland. The site, with its highly evolved infrastructure, is an ideal environment for research and manufacturing companies. 

Another benefit is the dense regional network of world-class research institutes and universities. More than 90 companies with approximately 22,000 employees have found the perfect home for their business in a park measuring more than four square kilometers. From international corporations to creative service providers, the companies in the Industriepark Höchst flourish in this strong business and science environment.


5-HT Digital Hub Chemistry & Health

The Digital Hub Mannheim/Ludwigshafen was selected by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy to be Germany’s Digital Hub for Chemistry & Health. The hub acts as platform to connect promising startups with investors and corporates from the chemical and health industry. In May 2019, the unique startup bootcamp X-linker was conducted to connect 12 national and international startups with chemical and pharma companies like BASF, Merck, Roche, Evonik and more. 

The mandate of the Digital Hub is to establish a global hotspot for chemistry and health startups by forming a platform to smoothen collaborations between corporates and startups. The Digital Hub was founded in 2018 and is open to further onboard corporates to participate from the ecosystem.


Enterprise Europe Network

The Enterprise Europe Network provides support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with international ambitions. Co-funded by the European Commission, the Network's aim is to help businesses innovate and grow internationally.

The Network is active in more than 60 countries worldwide. It brings together 3,000 experts from more than 600 member organisations, including chambers of commerce and industry, regional economic developement organisation, technology poles, innovation support organisations, universities and research institutes.

What can we do for you? 

International partnerships
- Expertise, contacts and events to connect you with the right international partners
- Search for relevant business,  technology or R&D partners

Advice for international growth
- EU legislation and standards, IPR, EU tender opportunities
- Access to finance, EU funding and application support

Support for business innovation
- Innvation audits
- Access to finance and funding for innovation

Find your local Network contact point at https://een.ec.europa.eu/


Closed since 7 October 2020


Online, Germany

Organised by


Austria 4
Belgium 4
Brazil 1
Canada 1
China 1
Croatia 3
Czech Republic 2
Denmark 2
Finland 2
France 3
Germany 55
India 3
Italy 1
Latvia 4
Lithuania 1
Malaysia 1
Netherlands 3
Poland 7
Portugal 3
Russia 1
Spain 6
Sweden 2
Switzerland 2
Turkey 14
United Arab Emirates 1
United Kingdom 16
United States 3
Total 146