DECHEMA promotes scientific and technical exchange among experts from different disciplines, organizations and generations. Our aim is to boost the competitiveness of Germany and Europe as a pre-eminent business location for chemistry and biotechnology, to position chemical engineering, process engineering and biotechnology in the public and political spheres as important key technologies and problem solvers, and also to increase awareness of the benefits of these disciplines for society. Together with DECHEMA Ausstellungs-GmbH, we organize ACHEMA.
With more than 150 members, Business Angels FrankfurtRheinMain e.V., founded in 2000, is one of the largest Business Angel networks in Germany. The matching events that are organized c. 10 times per year offer a meeting place fo innovative founders and companies with Business Angels. Business Angels invest risk capital at the founding and early growth stages and offer entrepreneurial experience and valuable contacts in exchange for a share in the start-up's success.
High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) is a seed investor that finances high-potential, tech-driven startups. With 1,4 billion Euros in total investment volume across four funds and an international network of partners, HTGF has already helped forge more than 700 startups since 2005. Driven by their expertise, entrepreneurial spirit and passion, its team of experienced investment managers and startup experts help guide the development of young companies. HTGF’s focus is on high-tech startups in a range of sectors, including software, media, internet, hardware, automation, health care, chemistry and life sciences.
Our fund investors include medium-sized companies, family businesses and corporations. We provide them with access to innovative start-ups and technologies insights into deal flows and connections to our global network.
The VCI represents the politico-economic interests of German chemical and pharma-ceutical companies and German subsidiaries of foreign businesses vis-à-vis important target groups: politicians, public authorities, other industries, science and media. With some 1,900 member companies the German chemical industry association Verband der Chemischen Industrie (VCI) stands for over 90 percent of the chemical-pharmaceutical industry in Germany in terms of turnover. In 2021 the industry realised sales of around 220 billion euros and employed ca. 530,000 staff. The VCI has 22 sector associations covering all product sectors of the industry as well as 8 regional associations. This makes the VCI one of the three major industry organisations in Germany.
Engineers need a strong network that supports, advances and represents them in their work. That is exactly the task that we in VDI – The Association of German Engineers – take on. We have been reliably supporting engineers for more than 165 years. We provide them with a professional base and maintain a lively network at regional, national and international levels.
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The Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh) is the largest chemical society in continental Europe with members from academe, education, industry and other areas.
The GDCh supports chemistry in teaching, research and application and promotes the understanding of chemistry in the public.
BAND is the association of Business Angels and their ecosystem. As the voice of the Business Angels market towards politics and the public, BAND represents the interests of angel investors in the interest of young innovative companies. BAND is committed to the expansion of the informal equity capital market and its networking with the entire ecosystem of financing young innovative companies. BAND is supported by business angel networks and clubs, accredited business angels, partners of the angel investment market as well as public and private sponsors. The Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy is the patron of BAND.
In order to promote the start-up landscape in chemistry and adjacent fields such as industrial biotechnology, bioeconomy, measurement and control and process engineering,VCI, DECHEMA, GDCh, HTGF, BAND, the Bundesverband Deutsche Startups and the Business Angels FrankfurtRhein-Main have established the Forum Startup Chemie as an open platform .
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