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Knowledge transfer to industry and society is in the DNA of HIMS. We are always looking for partnerships with industry to identify research questions that matter, transfer our knowledge and turn innovative ideas into reality.

Please use the menu to learn more about HIMS' track record in valorisation and explore the current valorisation opportunities at HIMS. You can also download our overview of opportunities for cooperation. Where our research is organised along the lines of the four HIMS research themes, we have identified several utilisation areas that bring focus to our valorisation efforts. These areas stimulate the collaboration between the HIMS research groups and add to the profile of our institute:

Light and matter 

Researchers from HIMS contribute to several large national programs on the conversion of sunlight into electricity, fuels, or base chemicals like SOLARDAM, CatchBio or BioSolarCell. We participate in the Institute QuantiVision that aims to develop medical (imaging) devices and protocols for quantitative analysis of medical images to guide therapy and facilitate therapeutic interventions, with a focus on oncology and neurology. HIMS is also one of the academic partners of the Advanced Research Center for Nanolithography (ARCNL) that focuses on the fundamental physics involved in current and future key technologies in nanolithography, primarily for the semiconductor industry.

Art conservation 

Science for Arts is an interdisciplinary research theme on art history, art conservation and science. Chemists from HIMS collaborate with physicists, researchers from the faculty of Humanities and the Rijksmuseum and Cultural Heritage Agency.


The Co van Ledden Hulsebosch Center (CLHC) is the interdisciplinary centre of expertise for forensic scientific and medical research in Amsterdam and has its headquarters within HIMS. The CLHC serves to bundle the forensic experience, knowledge and expertise of the University of Amsterdam's Faculty of Science, the Academic Medical Center (AMC-UvA) and the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI).


On top of collaborations with third parties, we sometimes develop our fruitful results into spin-off companies. Examples are catalysis company InCatT and bioplastic company Plantics.