Succesful HIMS Industry Day
Last Friday, 31 October, the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences organised its annual Industry Day. Over 30 companies (from Amsterdam SMEs to multinationals) were introduced into the research themes of the UvA chemistry research institute.
The Industry Day started with a talent lunch where PhD students and postdocs were informed about careers in industry. After a guest lecture on designing a chemical plant on planet Mars, it was time for the HIMS staff to present its expertise. First plenary, in lectures, and after that during lab tours and a poster session combined with a dinner buffet.
Representatives of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research NWO were also present to elaborate on the NWO funding instruments for public-private cooperation.
According to HIMS institute manager Marcel Bartels this year's Industry Day was a success that will undoubtedly lead to new future collaborations.