Mobility & Built Environment: A liveable future for all

The Netherlands is a pleasant place to live and work, with high standards for transport, infrastructure, and housing. However, a combination of housing, climate, and accessibility challenges is putting increasing pressure on the liveability of our society. We strive to achieve the optimum balance between efficiency, sustainability, and safety. Therefore, in the Mobility & Built Environment (MBE) unit, we work on solutions for more efficient transport, sustainable living, and future-proof infrastructure, among other things.

Independent and reliable partner

A liveable future for all. This is what we’re aiming for at MBE. No mean feat, given the complexity of today’s societal challenges. But as an independent, reliable partner for applied scientific research, we’re uniquely qualified to find answers that bring this future closer. Comprehensive, evidence-based answers that enable policymakers, companies, and organisations to make optimum, informed decisions.

Three Zeros vision

A liveable future for all begins with our ‘Three Zeros’ vision:

Zero Calamities

We prioritise safety and people’s well-being. In the liveable future, buildings will not only be constructed using safe, circular materials, but they will also withstand the inevitable consequences of climate change and natural disasters. We develop technology that makes vehicles (including autonomous vehicles) and logistics processes safer.

Zero Loss

We focus on preventing waste – of resources, time, money, opportunities, or people. All the materials we use to build our living environment are reusable. Efficient building concepts lead to more affordable, sustainable housing. We eliminate economic losses by optimising the use of raw materials, resources, and labour.

Zero Emissions

Our ambition is to drastically reduce emissions from mobility and construction, and to minimise climate change and environmental impact. That means building with bio-based materials, according to new emission-free methods. For traffic and transport, we develop electric solutions and alternative fuels, and we support environmental policies through advanced emission measurements.

9 expert groups

The Mobility & Built Environment unit’s areas of expertise have been brought together into 9 expert groups:

We innovate and make it work

MBE develops and integrates these unique areas of expertise for our partners into innovative solutions that are scalable, smart, and affordable. By converting knowledge into successful products and services, we fulfil our role as an applied innovation partner.

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TNO and Kiwa to draw up test protocol for heat pump systems

30 November 2023
TNO and Kiwa are jointly developing a test protocol for heat pump systems. The knowledge partners signed a declaration of intent to this effect on Monday 20 November.

Boost for TNO facilities for sustainable mobility, bio-based construction and AI

23 November 2023

Nitrogen dioxide advisory values exceeded much more often when cooking with gas compared to electric cooking

8 November 2023

International recognition for TNO’s spin-off ‘SHM NEXT’ at 15th EARTO Innovation Awards

11 October 2023

Boost in collaboration with TNO in Korea and Japan

9 October 2023