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

Crickets as nutritious food takes off in Uganda

13 December 2017
Zahid Wissanji, CEO of EntoAfrica Ltd. is thrilled because he recently managed to receive co-investment money to scale-up his cricket rearing plant. Currently, from his pilot farm his team has developed... Read more
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TNO supports preventive youth health care system in Togo

12 December 2017
Efforts by TNO will provide insight into the value of a preventive youth health system in developing countries. We support the evaluation of a preventive youth health care system, set up in Togo in line... Read more
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‘Green’ hydrogen covenant South Holland signed

12 December 2017
TNO is working on the energy system of the future. We always do this in cooperation with partners. The Covenant for a Green Hydrogen Economy South Holland: test bed Energy Island Goeree-Overflakkee (H2G-O)... Read more
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Cold ceramic bricks do have potential in Malawi

11 December 2017
All households in Malawi prefer a brick house, so the market demand for clay bricks is huge. Traditional brick making is done with clamps using fire wood. This causes deforestation and high carbon emissions.... Read more
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BEST Energy CheckUP makes companies energy-positive more quickly and more smartly

07 December 2017
Today a consortium, comprising TNO, CCS Energie-advies and the Italian research institutions ASTER and ENEA, are signing a cooperation agreement with Climate-KIC, part of the European Institute of Innovation... Read more

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