Currently two spin-off companies succesfully utilize knowledge developed at HIMS:
InCatT, an acronym of Innovative Catalyst Technologies, is a spin-off company of the homogeneous catalysis group of Prof. Joost Reek, employing new supramolecular strategies in transition metal catalysis. Its unique patented approach yields supramolecular bidentate ligands by the clever mixing of ligand building blocks. Furthermore, InCatT has the infrastructure and knowledge required for high throughput screening (HTS) of homogeneous catalysts.
Plantics was founded after HIMS researchers Dr Albert Alberts and Prof. Gadi Rothenberg discovered a new type of biodegradable polymer while researching catalytic biomass conversion. It is the first thermoset bio-plastic that’s fully biodegradable, compostable and 100% bio-based. It's also low-cost so it can compete economically with conventional petroleum-based plastics.