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 - domestic or abroad

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Location The Hague - New Babylon

Anna van Buerenplein 1
NL-2595 DA The Hague

News

Multiple academic and research organizations sign MoU for Quantum Application Lab

28 October 2021
Last week the Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the six partners of the Quantum Application Lab (QAL): University of Amsterdam (UvA), the Netherlands Organization for applied scientific research... Read more
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TNO developed Waste treatment Tool for plastics in rivers

27 October 2021
Rivers are polluted with plastic waste. The Ocean Cleanup is determined to remove these plastics from rivers. For the environment and for value creation, the river plastics should be properly treated.... Read more
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ORCA: Optimised Real-world Cost-Competitive Modular Hybrid Architecture for Heavy Duty Vehicles

13 October 2021
As part of its commitment to significantly reduce tailpipe CO2 emissions, the European Commission is co-funding a number of projects that it believes can make a major contribution to achieving that goal.... Read more
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Safer European roads thanks to breakthrough in truck platooning

04 October 2021
In truck platooning, trucks are linked with automated driving support systems to drive directly behind each other in small convoys. This improves traffic flow, increases road safety, saves fuel and reduces... Read more
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Opening state-of the-art TNO Solar Lab in Petten

15 September 2021
Ilse Zaal, executive member Economy of the province of Noord-Holland, conducted the opening of the new TNO Solar Lab at the Energy & Health Campus in Petten on 15 September. The province of Noord-Holland... Read more
9 - November -

What's new in in vitro microbiome and ex vivo intestinal models for gut health

Webinar
We cordially invite you to attend the webinar where we introduce our latest developments in in vitro models for the study of gut microbiota dynamics and host intestinal tissue response on November 9,... Read more
19 - 21April

SBE2022 Delft Conference ‘Innovations for the Urban Energy Transition’

Want to take part in the SBE22 'Innovations for the Urban Energy Transition: Preparing for the European Renovation Wave' conference from April 19-21 2022? Now is your chance! Our call for abstracts is... Read more
9 - 13May

Resilient Ship Design Course

This eighth edition of the Resilient Ship Design Course introduces new case studies and workshops, linking theory to actual incidents and ship design. TNO welcomes internationally acclaimed guest speakers... Read more