The Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) performs internationally recognized chemistry research, curiosity driven as well as application driven. This is done in close cooperation with the chemical, flavour & food, medical and high-tech industries. Research is organised into four themes: Sustainable Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Computational Chemistry and Molecular Photonics. HIMS is part of the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam. 50% of its staff are postdoctoral researchers and PhD students – who get well trained for a future career in science or industry. HIMS has an extensive fleet of high quality analytical instrumentation. HIMS offers companies, in particular SME’s, unique access to this infrastructure, scientific software and related know-how. HIMS scientists are always open to consider new collaborations and partnerships.