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

Small satellite PEASSS takes big step in space technology

02 August 2017
Demand for compact, lightweight satellites that are cheap to produce is growing fast. Satellites the size of a carton of milk, or CubeSats as they are known, are now an integral part of the space industry.... Read more
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Internet stability not jeopardised by expanding domain name extensions

02 August 2017
The recent introduction of some 1,100 new generic top-level domain (gTLDs) like .google and .amsterdam has not degraded the stability and security of the root-DNS system. In the international internet... Read more
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European satellite with Dutch high-tech ready for launch

20 July 2017
The Sentinel-5P satellite containing the Dutch space instrument Tropomi is ready for launch. From space Tropomi will monitor the planet’s air quality and the spread of greenhouse gases with an unprecedented... Read more
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Driving on CO2

12 July 2017
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is best known for its contribution to global warming. Less known is that it can also function as a resource for the production of renewable fuels and chemicals. Read more
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70 years of Defence Research

11 July 2017
This year, we are looking back at 70-year partnership between the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and TNO. It was back in 1947 that Defence Research was structurally handed over to TNO. During this time, this... Read more
21 - 25August

TRADR Summer School on Human-Robot Teaming

TNO Utrecht, The Netherlands
The TRADR summer school on Human-Robot Teaming consists of a five-day course providing participants a full overview and hands-on experience related to Human-Robot Teaming. TNO is co-organiser of this event.... Read more
6 - 9September

9th International Conference on Environmental Engineering & Management

Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, Italy
Biorizon will be present at the International Conference on Environmental Engineering & management (ICEEM) in Italy. The 9th edition of ICEEM focusses on the themes of Circular Economy and Environmental... Read more
13 - 15September

Innovation Mission on Industrial Electrification and Power-2-X

Germany, NorthRhine-Westphalia
A three-day innovation mission will be organised which fits in the trilateral strategy to strengthen the chemical industry in the Netherlands, Flanders and North Rhine-Westphalia. The aim is to bring people... Read more

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