SCM, founded in 1995 as a spin-off of the VU University in Amsterdam. SCM is a scientific software company focused on atomistic materials simulation. SCM’s core activities are related to Density Functional Theory of molecules and periodic structures. SCM is now extending into various faster approximate methods, such as molecular dynamics to deal with dynamical systems at the nanoscale. SCM employs about 20 people, most of them PhDs, and its software is used worldwide in industry, academia, and government labs.