We focus on ten societal areas.
TNO cooperates with companies, the public sector and other organisations, to apply our knowledge and expertise with and for others.
We develop knowledge not for its own sake, but for practical application.
TNO offers you the chance to do groundbreaking work and help customers and society with innovative, practical and smart solutions.
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As a mechanical engineer at TNO you are constantly working on valuable scientific innovations that bring great benefits to the business community and society. This can involve things like energy efficiency, reducing emissions, optimizing designs and reducing costs. Your work can range from materials technology to process innovation, from product development to process modelling, from new vehicle and transport systems to optical instruments.
Here’s a selection of the themes that our mechanical engineers are involved in:
TNO focuses both on large multinationals and on the Dutch SME sector. At TNO you will work on a range of projects simultaneously, collaborating here with colleagues from other disciplines such as biologists, nutritionists, physicists, etc. As a member of various teams you will develop innovative solutions to technically challenging problems.
“The internship at TNO has given me an opportunity to work with a group of researchers who are very resourceful in their field. The work usually involves interacting with popular research topics across the world, which I feel is highly relevant to developing mobility solutions that are sustainable.”
Daniel Escobar Valdivieso
At TNO you can put the knowledge acquired during your studies straight into practice. You can develop your abilities in the direction you choose, as a manager, content expert, consultant, project manager or business developer. When you yourself take control, many possibilities open up for mechanical engineers at TNO.