Collaborate with TNO as an SME entrepreneur in innovation projects

TNO wishes to boost innovation in subjects that are relevant to your company and to society. We focus on subjects that contribute to a digital, healthy, safe and sustainable society. That is why we connect people and knowledge to create innovations that increase the competitiveness of SMEs and sustainably enhance society's well-being.

TNO Fast Track is TNO's platform for start-ups, scale-ups and SMEs, i.e. entrepreneurs. TNO Fast Track offers quick access to TNO's knowledge, facilities and network. Entrepreneurs with their specific innovation question can request a no-obligation consultation, for instance for the validation of a new concept or for independent technology advice. You will also find an up-to-date overview of activities you can participate in as an entrepreneur.

TNO Fast Track

TNO helps small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to innovate successfully and actively supports entrepreneurs with knowledge and expertise of technology in relation to users, market and vision. TNO can help with specific R&D technology-related issues, finding the right partners and sharing relevant knowledge.

TNO participates in various domestic and international partnerships in which we like to involve entrepreneurs.


TNO actively disseminates knowledge to SMEs in the following partnerships, also known as fieldlabs.

The Smart Connected Supplier Network (SCSN) fieldlab is an initiative of HTSM, Brainport Industries, software suppliers and TNO to support the high-tech manufacturing industry in digitalising the chain.

The Flexible Manufacturing fieldlab parties work together to demonstrate the possibilities offered by digitalisation and robotics.

Public authorities, knowledge institutions and market players in the building and technology sector join forces in the Building and Technology Innovation Centre (BTIC) to create long-term knowledge programmes.

VoltaChem is an industry-driven Shared Innovation Programme for the electrification of the chemical industry initiated by TNO and the Chemicals Top Sector. Read more about VoltaChem.

Start-ups and scale-ups

TNO helps your start-up by offering our technical expertise, our excellent research and our modern facilities. We have experts in almost every field. TNO's aim is to help Dutch entrepreneurs develop their products and their business.

Do you have a start-up or scale-up and need research, consultancy or experimental facilities? TNO is the largest organisation for applied research in the Netherlands with experts in dozens of disciplines. From building innovations to child health, from sustainable transport to strategic analyses and from circular economy to space instrumentation. TNO does it all!

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Increasing Wadden Islands’ sustainability with energy from water

9 April 2024
The Wadden Islands aim to generate much of their electricity from renewables by 2030, utilizing wind, solar, waves, and tides.

Advancing wind turbine blade reliability through innovative monitoring and digital twin technology

8 April 2024

TNO develops ultrasound patch for organ monitoring

5 April 2024

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5 April 2024

With Urban Strategy, TNO connects with innovative U.S. West Coast in San Diego

28 March 2024