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

New TNO location in Yokohama

09 August 2018
Inspired by the increase of strategic collaboration programs with local customers and research partners in Japan, the Dutch Organization for Applied Scientific Research TNO has established a new entity... Read more
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Driving on bark, building with nutshells

03 August 2018
Over the next four years the European UNRAVEL project will demonstrate a sustainable and economically feasible biorefinery for the conversion of second generation biomass into fuels, chemicals and building... Read more
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New study shows need for methane measurement programme

01 August 2018
After CO2 , methane is the main contributor to climate change. International studies in which TNO was involved suggest that Dutch assumptions about sources of methane emissions are not correct. Methane... Read more
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TNO plays a key role in future electric vehicle development, evaluation, and testing

31 July 2018
Within the automotive product development cycle, virtual and heterogeneous testing is becoming increasingly established through component, module and vehicle-level simulation and Hardware-in-the-Loop test-beds,... Read more
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Launch of SALDtech enables mass production of next generation high performance and flexible electronic displays

19 July 2018
SALDtech announced today that it has closed an investment round with Innovation Industries, a leading high-tech VC fund. Holst Centre/TNO has invested over 10 years developing and perfecting a new technology... Read more
6 - 7September

International Workshop On Teamworking (IWOT)

Leiden | Stadsgehoorzaal
The 22nd International Workshop On Teamworking (IWOT) will be held in Leiden, Netherlands, on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 September 2018. The workshop is organised by TNO Innovation for Life. IWOT has established... Read more
6September

Workshop Power-2-Fuels: 'Fuel for Thought'

Delft area (exact location to be announced)
On September 6th 2018 TNO, VoltaChem and SmartPort are organizing a workshop on synthetic fuels. Current developments and the international context form the basis of formulating a first outlook on the... Read more
21September

Meet TNO at the PhD Day, Groningen

Groningen | De Oostpoort
The PhD Day 2018 will be held on Friday, 21st of September at De Oostpoort in Groningen (Trompsingel 27, 9724 DA Groningen). The PhD Day is an annual event, organized by PhD students of Groningen University. ... Read more

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