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

Boosting learning and employment via a virtual agent

17 June 2021
TNO, War Child Holland and &ranj jointly investigate the technical and economic feasibility to develop a virtual agent; an online playmate in educational games guiding children throughout the learning... Read more
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Lunar Zebro and TNO join forces to pave the way to the Moon

16 June 2021
Lunar Zebro, an ambitious team at TU Delft will work together with TNO (The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research) to build the lightest and smallest Moon rover to date. The partnership... Read more
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TNO participates in two proposals for European Green deal

15 June 2021
On Thursday, May 27th 2021, the European Commission released the evaluations and funding decisions for the Green Deal call “European Research Infrastructures capacities and services to address European... Read more
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Shortage of materials threatens planned green hydrogen production

15 June 2021
The Netherlands is fully committed to developing the hydrogen economy: replacing fossil fuels with (green) hydrogen from sustainable sources such as sun and wind. However, an important aspect remains... Read more
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Addressing elevated vehicle emissions in Flanders

08 June 2021
A novel study for the Flemish Environmental Agency on vehicle emissions has been carried out by TNO, together with partners Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium and, in part, HEAT in the USA. In the... Read more
30June

Online talk show on opportunities in CO2 utilisation

VoltaChem, the Shared Innovation Program initiated by TNO, government, and industry, is organising an online talk show to be held on Wednesday June 30th from 11.00 – 12.30 CEST. The talk show is titled:... Read more

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