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


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.



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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more


Find all TNO locations here

Show all locations

Location The Hague - New Babylon

Anna van Buerenplein 1
NL-2595 DA The Hague


Using ITS G5 for efficient truck platooning

10 January 2019
The EU Horizon 2020 ENSEMBLE project has chosen ITS-G5 using the 5.9 GHz frequency band as the technology of choice for efficient truck platooning. ENSEMBLE project is paving the way to enable the first... Read more

Gexcon and TNO to join forces in safety software market

17 December 2018
TNO has entered into an agreement with Norway’s Gexcon AS to create a joint venture to exclusively market TNO’s Safety Software, comprising the software packages EFFECTS and RISKCURVES. The joint venture,... Read more

Real-World Scenario based validation helps to realize safe automated driving

10 December 2018
One of the biggest hurdles for the launch of self-driving-vehicles (and advanced driver assist systems) is validation to ensure that the system does not cause any failures or undesired side-effects. Traditional... Read more

Companies and researchers publish roadmap together with TNO for implementing a national AI strategy

03 December 2018
The public-private partnership AINED, of which TNO is a part, published a document on 6 November 2018 to help the Netherlands achieve success in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and to pave the... Read more

Missions as a solution to societal challenges

27 November 2018
Europe faces complex and unremitting challenges. Climate change, cyber security and an ageing population require an innovative and radical approach with broad social support. With a focus on mission-driven... Read more

Meet TNO on The National Econometricians Day

Nieuwegein | NBC Congrescentrum
The National Econometricians Day (in Dutch: Landelijke Econometristendag, abbreviated as LED) is the largest annual recruitment event for students in the fields of econometrics, operations research and... Read more
13 - 14February

Meet TNO at the Career Fair (Bedrijvendagen Twente)

Ganzenveld, Drienerlolaan 5, 7522 NB Enschede, The Netherlands
Like last year, the Career Fair will be held in a large event venue on the Ganzenveld (Drienerlolaan 5, 7522 NB Enschede)  on February 13th and 14th Read more

Meet TNO at the MIT European Career Fair in Boston

Johnson Athletic Center (W34), MIT, Cambridge, USA
For the 23nd time, the European Career Fair (ECF) is organized by the MIT European Club. This fair aims to provide opportunities for top-tier students and young professionals from the Boston area universities... Read more


Stay up to date with our latest news, activities and vacancies

TNO.nl collects and processes data in accordance with the applicable privacy regulations for an optimal user experience and marketing practices.
This data can easily be removed from your temporary profile page at any time.
You can also view our privacy statement or cookie-information.