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 3,652 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

UK MasterChef winner Tim Anderson experiments with 3D printed pasta

09 August 2022
The winner of MasterChef UK series 7, Tim Anderson, experiments with 3D printed pasta from BluRhapsody, a collaboration between Italian pasta makers Barilla and TNO. The results were satisfactory. Kjeld... Read more
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Statement regarding circulating TNO test reports with alleged NIJ certification of armour plates

28 July 2022
It has come to our attention that there are armour plates circulating online with test reports claiming they’re NIJ 0101.06 IV SA certified and tested by TNO. Please note that this is false and misleading... Read more
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TNO is awarded conceptual design of the Gemini North Telescope’s Adaptive Optics Bench

20 July 2022
The Gemini North Observatory is one of the largest and most advanced optical and infrared telescopes in the world. It is located on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, one of the world’s premier astronomy locations.... Read more
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Cash Infusion For Photonics-Focused Biosensor Start-up

14 July 2022
Biosensor R&D start-up Delta Diagnostics has received a seed investment from two leading innovators: research organization TNO – The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research – and... Read more
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Smart window with large energy savings potential shows promising results during first pilot field test

29 June 2022
A ’smart window’ developed by TNO and partners in the Interreg project Sunovate, performs successfully in real world conditions according to preliminary pilot results. The window is designed to automatically... Read more
6October

Appl.AI SPLASH event 2022

Jaarbeurs, Utrecht
Artificial Intelligence is changing the way we live, work and travel. It helps us to improve the competitiveness of Dutch industry and to develop innovative solutions that keep us healthy and safe. The... Read more
11 - 13October

SBE2022 Delft Conference 11-13 October 2022

SBE22Delft will bring together 250-300 researchers, government officials, companies and professionals working towards a fast energy transition in the building renovation sector. The program of this conference... Read more