Knowledge application

If you want to innovate and use existing TNO technology and/or knowledge, the ‘Technology seeks Entrepreneur’ programme or a Technology Challenge is the way.

Examples of projects can be found in the menu on the left of the screen under ‘Samen innoveren rendeert’ publication.

Technology seeks entrepreneur

TNO seeks innovative SME entrepreneurs who want to develop and commercialise highly promising product ideas. These ideas are based on the research results of TNO and are aligned with a societal theme or economic need. Each year TNO brings in a number of these product ideas in the TNO SBIR programme “Technology seeks Entrepreneur”.

Technology Challenge

Innovation as a fast, tangible means of arriving at solutions – that is the crux of a Technology Challenge where you challenge us to create a solution to your problem within one week. The multidisciplinary TNO team works at high intensity with a 100% focus on your challenge: innovation guaranteed. This ensures new insights and a holistic approach to your challenge.

TNO and SME's

Ir. Erik Ham

  • Programme Manager SME
  • clusters


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