About TNO

Mission and strategy

TNO connects people and knowledge to create innovations that boost the sustainable competitive strength of industry and well-being of society. This is our mission and it is what drives us, the 2,600 professionals at TNO, in our work every day.

Mission and strategy

Organisation

TNO was founded by law in 1932 to enable business and government to apply knowledge. As an organisation regulated by public law, we are independent: not part of any government, university or company.

Organisation

International

As TNO, we can only strengthen the knowledge base for the Netherlands by working together with internationally leading knowledge partners, companies and governments. Given the globalisation of research, TNO is becoming an increasingly international character.

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TNO and its social role

TNO is working on a better future. By its social role TNO has the ambition to make a demonstrable value to government and industry on the major social and economic issues. We do this with committed and energetic employees.

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More about our work

TNO is a major player in a growing international network comprised of leading scientific institutes, companies with ambitious development profiles, universities and other partners in knowledge. The knowledge TNO develops, integrates, will make applicable and puts into practice will only have value if we can use it to have a real social and economic impact.

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Locations

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Location The Hague - New Babylon

Anna van Buerenplein 1
NL-2595 DA The Hague

News

International workshop Policing the Dark Web: a success!

05 October 2017
Increase international cooperation, uniform Internet regulations, fill innovation and research gaps. These among the main actions identified by 70 international law enforcement, research and business experts... Read more
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TNO and NTU Singapore confirm research collaboration in Autonomous Vehicles

04 October 2017
The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) and Nanyang Technical University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have announced to start their collaboration  on Autonomous Vehicles (AV’s)... Read more
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New TNO Singapore office is officially opened

04 October 2017
In 2013 TNO opened its Singapore office as a regional hub for South East Asia. During the last couple of years, we managed to strengthen and deepen our position in Singapore. The time was ripe for an office... Read more
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National Big Data Infrastructure will boost pre-competitive research

04 October 2017
In order to unlock the value of distributed datasets an infrastructure is required for secure data sharing and high performance computing. TNO, SURFsara and University of Amsterdam invite partners to join... Read more
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TNO nominated for European prize for Peijnenburg zero

27 September 2017
Peijnenburg was aiming at a reduction of 40% sugar content in its traditional breakfast cake when it joined a research consortium led by TNO. At the end of the three-year project, a  sugar-free breakfast... Read more
16 - 18October

4th International Symposium of Space Optical Instrument and Application

Delft, the Netherlands | TU Delft Science Center
The goal of the symposium is to encourage international communication and cooperation in space optics, and promote the innovation, research and engineering development. The symposium will focus on key... Read more
6 - 8November

Workshop: PVC-course

TNO location at the University campus of Delft, The Netherlands
Three-day course on Pulsation and Vibration Control in Process Installations from 6 - 8 November 2017. Read more
6November

3rd ERP 3D Nanomanufacturing Dissemination Workshop

Delft | Theater de Veste
Following last years' success, the 3rd 3D Nanomanufacturing Dissemination Workshop of the Early research Program (ERP) will be held at Theater de Veste in Delft, The Netherlands, on 6 November 2017. This... Read more

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