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
    Dark Web Solutions (DWS), Blockchain Securtiy Solutions (BCSS) and IoT Security
  • 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


TNO starts R&D project on smart monitoring of emissions from diesel vehicles in Singapore

11 April 2019
The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) started a research and development (R&D) project on smart monitoring emissions of diesel vehicles. The National Environment Agency... Read more

TNO and RMIT Vietnam University collaborate to strengthen cyber expertise

29 August 2018
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University, headquartered in Australia and with a full campus in Vietnam, and The Netherlands Organisation for applied scientific research (TNO) have signed... Read more

TNO and CyberDevOps partner to fast-track Capability Development for Cyber Innovations

27 August 2018
On 16 august, TNO and CyberDevOps have signed a strategic partnershipto fast-track Capability Development for Cyber Innovations. This partnership allows both organisations to accelerate capability development... Read more

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


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