Information Creation – from data to information

'Big data' has become a familiar term. Vast amounts of information are becoming available through a whole range of systems – think of the many sensor systems such as monitoring cameras, induction loops in roads, sensors for dike management or smartphones. The purpose of information creation is to combine data from all conceivable sources and process them into valuable information.

Our first point of focus is to ensure that society can benefit directly from the tidal wave of data that is generated. We build technical platforms in which large amounts of data from different sources are brought together, measured, combined, analysed, interpreted, organised and visualised. This results in the creation of usable and valuable information that companies and organisations can use to improve their service provision.

Our ambition is to help society advance by developing applications for collecting data and making them available in an intelligent way. TNO conducts research into which parties can play a role in this, which business models have the greatest chance of success, which technologies and standards are needed, how interoperability can be realised, and how to deal with semantics.

The second challenge involves transforming media and content delivery. Digital media are developing extremely fast. We are researching new forms of interaction with a strong focus on the automatic annotation of content to enhance findability. New production and consumption models also require new models for distribution. A gradual shift is taking place in distribution from broadcast to on-demand, and from fixed to mobile. This calls for innovation in content distribution networks (CDNs) in order to make them more content-aware. In addition, it is important that the various CDNs can be linked on the basis of standards.


Wessel Kraaij of TNO recognized as Distinguished Member of the ACM for outstanding contributions to computing

10 November 2017
On November 8, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) named TNO scientist Wessel Kraaij as one of the 2017 Distinguished Members. ACM Distinguished Members have made a significant contribution to... Read more

National Big Data Infrastructure will boost pre-competitive research

04 October 2017
In order to unlock the value of distributed datasets an infrastructure is required for secure data sharing and high performance computing. TNO, SURFsara and University of Amsterdam invite partners to join... Read more

TNO, Seastar Labs Partner to Take Automated Sports Broadcasting Mainstream

02 December 2016
Seastar Labs, a specialist in advanced video processing technology, and TNO, a leading Netherlands-based research organization, today announced a partnership to jointly develop a fully automated production... Read more

Big Data meets Applied AI-congress 2018

TNO Den Haag
On Thursday 27th of September TNO organizes the Big data meets Applied AI! congress. Big Data is becoming more mature, the focus of 'typical' Big Data topics such as storage and interoperability is shifting... Read more

Berry Vetjens MSc

  • ICT
  • Digital Innovation
  • Cybersecurity
  • Next Economy
  • Blockchain


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