Supporting your knowledge start-up with our R&D and labs

TNO can help your start-up develop by offering our technical expertise, excellent research and state-of-the-art facilities. We have experts in almost every field and we can even support you in finding co-funding. TNO exists to help Dutch entrepreneurs develop their products and make them internationally competitive. This page gives you an overview of current TNO initiatives that could help your company become a success!

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Are you a startup or scale-up and in need of research, consultancy or experimental facilities? TNO is the biggest organization for applied research in the Netherlands with experts in many fields. From building innovations to child health, from sustainable transport to strategic analysis and from circular economy to space instrumentation, TNO does it all! Get in touch with us or read on to learn more about the services we have to offer and the current startup initiatives we are involved in.

What we offer

As every research question is unique, most contracts with our customers are tailor-made. This can make it appear complex to collaborate with TNO. Luckily, for small businesses we have some ready-made products that gives our collaboration a head start. We offer a free day of consulting, an approximate 50 hours of subsidized research, or even a full-blown research programme for which we help you find the right funding! Consult the product flyer to obtain more information. If you can’t find what you want, we can always figure out different ways to fit your particular needs.

Current collaborations

TNO is currently involved in many startup initiatives that can help you by providing shared workspaces, a huge network and expert coaching. Or you can work together with us by licensing TNO technologies or by joining a consortium. Take a look at the graphic to get the full overview!

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20 - 28October

Dutch Solar Design and a sneakpreview of a future where an energy-generating facade is the new normal

Eindhoven | Op diverse locaties
Dutch Solar Design shows you during the Dutch Design Week a sneak preview of the future! A future where an energy-generating facade is the new normal — in all possible shapes, colours and styles. Read more
22October

Beyond visible: seeing the future in healthcare innovation

Glazen Zaal, Prinsessegracht 26, The Hague (NL)
Are you working on new imaging technologies, looking for the best implementation strategy or challenging the conventional routes of entrepreneurship with your invention? Read more
23 - 24October

TNO at Offshore energy

Amsterdam | RAI
Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) is Europe's leading offshore energy event. It brings together the oil & gas, offshore wind and marine energy industry. With the industry in transition... Read more
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Ir. Aart Willem Benschop

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