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The first panel ever about 'Digital Chemistry' at Europe's leading Digital Event

Berlin, June 20, 2018

“Business, leads, ideas. As a triple-punch event featuring exhibits, conferences and networking, CEBIT covers the digitization of business, government and society from every angle.”

The Chemistry Platform within the German Startups Association has kindly invited to the first panel ever about ‘Digital Chemistry’ at CeBIT 2018 fair in Hannover. In the CeBIT´s lineup for 2018 was a special stage for startups to meet and discuss with investors, digital decision makers, and general managers.

For the first-time the digital chemistry startups Chembid and Pinpools jointly discussed the challenges of digitalization in the chemical industry at the ‘Digital Chemistry’ panel on 14th June 2018 at the scale11 stage in Hannover. Alexander Lakemeyer, CEO Pinpools, and Rune Koehn, Business Development Manager Chembid, have identified so far untapped business opportunities in the chemical industry to solve challenges with their digital applications.

Pinpools is a B2B platform for raw material purchasing in the chemical and plastics industries in Europe which maps the entire procurement process by bundling suppliers and buyers on a digital platform. Chembid is an innovative and highly-specialized metasearch engine for chemicals. Chembid´s digital platform creates a global online marketplace for B2B chemical businesses to associate services simpler, faster and more efficient for buyers and sellers.

Alexander Lakemeyer
CEO Pinpools  

"It is important for us to emphasize that we are not a dealer and not with enter into the procurement contract. We just make the contact between buyer and seller."

Rune Koehn

"Our aim is to simplify the processes for traders and producers as well as buyers and reveal new ways of conducting business."


Both digital chemistry startups have found out new use cases for the 3rd biggest industry to revolutionize the sales and procurement process in the chemical industry. Pinpools and Chembid are active supporters of the Chemistry Platform within the German Startup Association to foster the transformation of the chemical industry.