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

A healthy start for Surinamese babies from teenage parents

19 June 2018
Together with partners in the Netherlands and Suriname, TNO and Perisur developed an interactive educational program for teenagers focusing on a healthy start for babies including planning a pregnancy... Read more
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Ambiguous labeling of food products causes allergic reactions

18 June 2018
People with a food allergy regularly have an allergic reaction because of unclear labeling. In a recent study by the University Medical Center Utrecht and The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific... Read more
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Reducing food wastage in India

18 June 2018
No less than 40% of the harvest withers away before it can reach the supermarket shelves in the Indian cities. FoodTechIndia reduces food wastage through the establishment of an improved supply and cold... Read more
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HORIBA and TNO bundle forces to promote Smart Emission Measurement System (SEMS)

13 June 2018
In the course of the Automotive Testing Expo Europe 2018, HORIBA, a leading supplier for emission measurement and automotive test systems, and TNO, a center for applied scientific research from the Netherlands,... Read more
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Rwanda Biomass Valorisation Center

13 June 2018
TNO is exploring the feasibility of a biomass valorization center in Rwanda. The study aims to get an overview of existing bio-waste volumes, market demand for bio-based products and linking possible in-... Read more
6 - 7September

International Workshop On Teamworking (IWOT)

Leiden | Stadsgehoorzaal
The 22nd International Workshop On Teamworking (IWOT) will be held in Leiden, Netherlands, on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 September 2018. The workshop is organised by TNO Innovation for Life. IWOT has established... Read more
23 - 28September

CCS'18 Satellite session 'The Complexity of Conflict and Crime'

Thessaloniki, Greece | Vellidio Convention Center
During the upcoming Conference on Complex Systems (CCS) a special satellite session on the complexity of conflict and crime will be hosted by Dr. Ana Isabel Barros (TNO/UvA-IAS) and Dr. Ignacio J. Martinez-Moyano... Read more
12October

Save the date: Get to know TNO!

Stieltjesweg, Delft
On Friday October 12th 2018 TNO will be opening the doors of our location at the Stieltjesweg in Delft. Read more

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