Partners of TNO
Creating innovations is a matter of working together, and that requires partners. That is why, every year, we team up with some 3,000 large multinationals, SMEs, universities and public-sector organisations within and outside the Netherlands to tackle challenges.
For us, working in partnerships is the obvious choice. Each individual partner has a particular focus, and their qualities complement those of TNO. Universities create new knowledge, for example. We focus on the application of that knowledge, and companies implement the innovations that are realised with it.
Our sister organisations
Our sister organisations that specialise in knowledge application are important partners. In the Netherlands, they are:
- DLO in the field of food and biobased research,
- NLR in the field of defence and safety,
- Deltares in the field of building and urban development in delta areas
- Marin in the field of maritime research.
In Europe we frequently work with
- Fraunhofer in the field of industry,
- IMEC in the field of technology,
- VTT in the field of industry
We help these organisations to realise their ambitions, and they help us to realise ours.
Are you looking for an innovation partner? Can you help us with innovations? To find out more about the subjects we focus on, you can explore our website or contact us directly.
See below for some examples of our partnerships.
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
Research in the field of Big Science is of great social significance. Apart from major ground-breaking applications, research projects also lead indirectly to many concrete applications that bring numerous...
VoltaChem: Electrification of the Chemical Industry
Voltachem is a business-driven Shared Innovation Program that connects the electricity sector to the chemical industry.
Biorizon focuses on the technology development of functionalized biobased aromatics for performance materials, chemicals & coatings.
Shared Research Programme Brightlands Materials Center
At the beginning of 2015 TNO and the Province of Limburg launched the Brightlands Materials Center (BMC), a shared research center for polymeric materials. At the Brightland Campus in Geleen top scientists...
Shared Research Program (SRP) Cyber Security
The Shared Research Program (SRP) Cyber Security is a research and innovation program in which TNO and its partners are cooperating with the aim to improve cyber security, by means of innovation in technologies...
Strategic innovation programmes TNO and Wageningen UR
Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research (FBR) and TNO aim to cluster their knowledge and expertise in food, nutrition and biobased research in the near future. This creates added value for market players...
LNG Safety Programme
LNG is a new environmentally-friendly fuel for freighters and heavy road traffic. The success of LNG must be built on safe storage, tank stations, and the like while proper law and regulations are needed...
TNO active in EC website on energy-saving in buildings
www.buildup.eu is the website of the European Commission's knowledge bank about legislation concerning energy in buildings and energy saving in the built environment. TNO has a leading role in the consortium...
Open Innovation at Holst Centre
In 2005, TNO joined forces with the Belgian research centre imec in setting up Holst Centre, an open-innovation initiative for Flexible Electronics and Wireless Sensor Technologies. Imec performs world-leading...
CSI The Hague
The Dutch Forensic Institute, high-tech companies and research institutes worked together in the project CSI The Hague (20 Sept. 2012 completed) to digitize the scene.
MARIN (Maritime Research Institute Netherlands)
The sea, a challenge to man and machine. As an independent research facility, MARIN conducts research for the maritime and offshore industries and for government.
Maritime Knowledge Centre
Collaboration is key to innovation in the M&O industry. Sharing knowledge, resources and ideas across industry and governmental lines is the most effective way to develop the best solutions. The Maritime...
Platform Schone Scheepvaart
Cleaner, greener shipping practices and materials are a primary concern for all sides of the industry. Government organisations, Knowledge Centres and the private industry are all in search of environmentally...
Evaluation of Birth-Centre Care
The project 'Evaluation of Birth-Centre Care in the Netherlands' (ZonMw 209020012) is being carried out as a collaboration between Erasmus University Medical Center, the Netherlands Institute for Health...
Three Dutch top organizations in the field of civil engineering,TNO, Delft University of Technology and RWS, have formalized their knowledge in the partnership 'InfraQuest'.
TNO and Deltares join forces in the field of construction and urban development in delta areas. Together they will focus on infrastructure and urban development: TNO with knowledge of hard constructions...
The Hortivation foundation (formerly Storeka) focuses on technical innovations and knowledge management in greenhouse technology. Its internationally active members are active in the development and global...
NanoNed, the Dutch nanotechnology push
Nanotechnology is the technology of the future. The ability to mass produce devices on a nanometre scale will yield total new materials and breakthroughs in for example battery lifetime, computer performance...
Value Center For Applied Games: collaboration pays
Nice Game, but does it really work? We are here to prove it!
Expertise Centre For Games And Game Design (EGG)
The Expertise Centre for Games and Game Design (EGG) is a joint initiative between the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht (Game & Interaction Design research programme), TNO and Task Force Innovation...
Encounters in the Game Lab
'These applied games are great, but would they benefit my organisation?' 'What sort of game would I need, and how much would it cost?' 'How can I interact with my chain partners in a light-hearted way?'...
TNO is partner of ACTPHAST
ACTPHAST is a EU project, providing a unique one-stop-shop solution for supporting photonics innovation in European companies.
No idea too complex for Embedded Systems Innovation
Together with industrial and academic partners and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Embedded Systems Innovation (TNO-ESI) bridges the gap between the technologies that are available and the professional...