Frans van Gemerden
We focus on ten societal areas.
TNO cooperates with companies, the public sector and other organisations, to apply our knowledge and expertise with and for others.
We develop knowledge not for its own sake, but for practical application.
TNO offers you the chance to do groundbreaking work and help customers and society with innovative, practical and smart solutions.
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We focus on topics where we can really make a difference. Where we are distinctive. Subjects of sufficient scale, where TNO has a 'right to play', due to its knowledge and position. Which are of multidisciplinary nature and appeal to our skills. What we do, we do well, or we don't do it at all.
We create impact in many areas, but our contribution to solving major social issues is often difficult to measure. That is because the large-scale application often follows years later. In addition, innovation is not only the sum of our (partial) contributions, but also those of other parties.
Social challenges are increasingly being approached from the perspective of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). That is why we have made our contributions to SDGs transparent. In this way, we are committed to the global agenda for sustainable development and positive impact on society. Our model highlights the most relevant SDGs for TNO.
Are you curious about examples of our social contribution? Take a look at the highlighted SDGs and discover how we contribute to positive impact and sustainable development.
We are pleased to inform that TNO has been accepted as a Signatory of the United Nations Global Compact. We warmly welcome TNO to a global network of over 9,500 companies and 3,000 non-business participants that are committed to building a sustainable future.