Chem-Match 2020: Corporates meet Startups

Chem-Match 2020: Corporates meet Startups

The Enterprise Europe Network Partner Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH is organizing a company mission for international chemistry startups to Frankfurt/Germany. Due to the current situation, the event is organized virtually as well.


In the open innovation process, corporates seek new ideas for promising technologies also outside their companies. Startups, the “laboratories of the future”, are ideal for this, as they make a significant contribution to the industry’s ability to innovate and maintain its competitiveness.


With this event, Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH wants to promote the networking of startups with established companies and corporations. The event is aimed at international startups in the fields of chemistry, biotechnology, bioelectronics, the environmental sector, sustainability, digital process management/innovation management, digital innovations on the one hand, as well as established chemical companies on the other hand.


The event consists of three agenda items:


Workshop “Corporate Insights”


On 1 October 2020, a virtual workshop “Corporate Insights” is offered on how to communicate with corporates. The workshop will provide startups with valuable tips for negotiations with industrial companies. Enterprise Europe Network partner Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH will run this workshop in cooperation with the Digital Hub (de:hub) 5-HT Chemistry & Health.


Matchmaking Event “Corporates meet Startups” @ CIEX


On 8 October 2020, a matchmaking event will be organized in the framework of the CIEX Europe 2020 conference. CIEX is an international conference for R&D and innovation experts from the consumer, industrial and specialty chemical sectors. By bringing together all players across the value chain, it offers a unique platform for participants to learn, exchange ideas, and collaborate. Startups with at least two confirmed meetings benefit from a free one-day participation in the CIEX conference on 8 October. The matchmaking event will take place on-site in Frankfurt/Germany, additionally a virtual solution is offered for all participants who cannot come personally to Frankfurt.


Corporate Challenge Event


On 9 October 2020, selected international startups get the opportunity to work together with established companies and corporates from the pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnology and services technology on their “Green” and “Digital” challenges. In a virtual solution-challenge they present their ideas and innovative approaches and discuss a potential collaboration. This event is designed and organized together with the Innovation Lab of Industriepark Höchst.


Target groups are international chemical companies and corporates as well as startups from chemistry, biotechnology, bioelectronics, the environmental sector, sustainability, digital process management, innovation management and digital innovations.


Participation in all parts of the event is free of charge.

Interested startups and companies register at by


–           29 September 2020 at the latest for the virtual Workshop “Corporates Insights”

–           7 October 2020 at the latest at for the Matchmaking Event

–           11 September 2020 at the latest for the Corporate Challenge Event


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