About us

Startup and corporate know-how. The best of both worlds at your service.

Meet the team

Backed by Industry and Politics

chemstars.nrw is an initiative of market-leading companies from the chemical industry and the German chemical industry association North Rhine-Westfalia (VCI NRW) supported by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Action and Energy.

Daniel Wagner

Project Lead Strategic Initiative – Customer Centricity

Dr. Grzegorz Darlinski

Alliance Manager

Dr. Bernhard Mohr

Managing Director (Venture Capital)

Jonas Pauly

Senior Investment Manager

Hans-Jürgen Mittelstaedt

Managing Director

Dr. Dirk Haensch

Open Innovation & Technology Lead Europe

Dr. Jürgen Benting

Scientific Lead – LifeHub Monheim

Dr. Johannes Velling

Director General “Digitalization, Startups and Services”