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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13December

International congress: ‘When Electrons power Molecules’ at Brightlands Chemelot Campus

Sittard-Geleen | Brightlands Chemelot Campus
The open shared innovation program VoltaChem an initiative of TNO and ECN part of TNO will organize their 4th annual event about Industrial electrification. VoltaChem joined forces with Industrielinqs... Read more
17 - 20September

Resilient Ship Design Course 2019

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Although warships have several layers of defence, history has shown a multitude of incidents where these have all failed resulting in battle damage of the ship. Much can be done in the design of the ship... Read more
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