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 - domestic or abroad

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Location The Hague - New Babylon

Anna van Buerenplein 1
NL-2595 DA The Hague

News

Opening state-of the-art TNO Solar Lab in Petten

15 September 2021
Ilse Zaal, executive member Economy of the province of Noord-Holland, conducted the opening of the new TNO Solar Lab at the Energy & Health Campus in Petten on 15 September. The province of Noord-Holland... Read more
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New paper: Digitisation crucial for circular industry

13 September 2021
By 2050, the Netherlands aims to have transitioned to a sustainable society with a carbon-neutral circular industry. Smaller and flexible factories will operate in close proximity to the consumer. New... Read more
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Virtual Assessment to enable safe Automated Driving

03 August 2021
TNO, Siemens DISW and Itility have started a TKI project to develop and demonstrate the use of virtual simulations for the safety assessment of Connected Automated Driving (CAD) systems. Case-by-case testing... Read more
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Effective communication based on cultural differences

01 July 2021
Effective communication is an important success factor in innovation trajectories with multiple stakeholders in low and middle income countries. For a project around circular economy in three countries... Read more
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Share the insights, not the data: TNO launches Linksight spin-off for privacy-friendly data analysis

01 July 2021
Linksight is a spin-off set up by TNO that enables organisations to analyse privacy-sensitive datasets, without the underlying data being shared or viewed. The data always remains exclusively at the source.... Read more
29September

Online talk show on challenges and innovations in hydrogen production supply chain

VoltaChem, the Shared Innovation Program initiated by TNO, government, and industry, is organising an online talk show to be held on Wednesday September 29th from 11.00 – 12.30 CEST: 'Next-generation... 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

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