TNO South East Asia

In 2013 TNO opened its Singapore office as a regional hub for South East Asia. TNO connects people and knowledge to create innovations that boost the sustainable competitive strength of industry and well-being of society. We focus on the future challenges with applied scientific research.

TNO South East Asia office is collaborating with local parties to strengthen and broaden our impact in Singapore and the South East Asia region (ASEAN countries). We focus on Cyber Security, Smart Cities and Smart Mobility.
More specifically:

  • Cyber Security
    Blockchain Securtiy (BCS), Design of Secure Critical Infrastructures (DSCI) and Dark Web Solutions to combat Cybercrime and Cyberterrorism (DWS)
  • Smart Cities
    Urban planning tool with real-time operational dashboard and integrated feeds from various sensors (traffic, sound, air etc.), automated detection of (human) behaviors of interest by Intelligent Imaging software, Environmental and Circular Economy concepts
  • Smart Mobility
    Autonomous Guided Vehicles (AGV’s), Truck Platooning, Smart intersection and V2V and V2X communication concepts

TNO goals in Singapore

TNO strives to help governments, agencies, industries and SMEs in Singapore and the SEA region to solve complex challenges by:

  • Establishing R&D centres of excellences and living labs on the aforementioned topics
  • Formation of public and private partnerships with local partners
  • Strengthening the bonds at governance level between Singapore and the Netherlands

The aforementioned goals support the long-term vision of Singapore to be a research-intensive, innovative and entrepreneurial economy as mentioned in the RIE2015 Plan.

Location Singapore

TNO South East Asia
2 Science Park Drive #02-07 Tower A
Ascent Singapore Science Park I
Singapore 118222
TNO South East Asia


New TNO Singapore office is officially opened

04 October 2017
In 2013 TNO opened its Singapore office as a regional hub for South East Asia. During the last couple of years, we managed to strengthen and deepen our position in Singapore. The time was ripe for an office... Read more

Recent police action strikes a blow against illegal wheeling and dealing on the Dark Web

29 August 2017
The underground markets on the Dark Web have suffered a significant setback after the recent joint Operation Bayonet by the FBI and the Dutch police to take down the sites AlphaBay and Hansa Market from... Read more

TNO together with NCSC-NL launches the guide ‘Dealing securely with the Internet of Things’

17 May 2017
On 17 May, at the International One Conference, TNO launches in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC-NL) the guide ‘Dealing Securely with the Internet of Things’. This guide gives... Read more

Smart Mobility & Smart Building boosted by strengthened partnership between NTU Singapore and TNO

21 April 2017
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) announced today to strengthen their partnership in the areas of Smart... Read more

INTERPOL and TNO partnership to combat cybercrime

19 April 2017
INTERPOL and the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) have signed an agreement to further enhance and extend their collaboration in combating cybercrime. Combining INTERPOL’s... Read more

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