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

European Industry & Energy Summit 2021

07 December 2021
Join industrial and energy leaders at the European Industry & Energy Summit 2021. December 7th and 8th Rotterdam Ahoy will host Europe’s largest event covering both the industry as well as the power... Read more
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LANCELOT: new collaboration between IKNL and TNO to enable privacy preserving analyses on cancer-related data.

22 November 2021
The LANCELOT project is part of an ongoing strategic collaboration between the Netherlands Comprehensive Cancer Organisation (IKNL) and TNO, together with Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, to develop data infrastructure... Read more
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Industry a step closer to managing the complexity of high-tech systems

16 November 2021
With the recently signed partner agreement by the management of Capgemini Engineering and TNO, companies will have another opportunity to apply the methodologies developed by ESI (TNO) and tested at high-tech... Read more
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Collaboration for European platform on industrial transformation

10 November 2021
If Europe want to achieve its ambition to become the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, a cross-border approach is crucial. In order to support industries and associated governments from the North... Read more
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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
4 - 5April

Course on the Essentials of Pulsation and Vibration Control (PVC) in Process Installations

TNO location Delft, Leeghwaterstraat 44, The Netherlands
The PVC course will be organized again by TNO! In a two-day course, you will be introduced to the essentials of pulsation and vibration control in process installations. There are plenary introduction... 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