Tech Transfer projects

Our Tech Transfer programme enables us to translate applied research into practical applications in the outside world. See the current projects. Let us know if you want to contribute to or invest in these latest technologies.

Crystalline: detecting hazardous substances

In the Netherlands, thousands of people die every year as a result of being exposed to hazardous substances at work. We are developing methods and technologies to enable early detection and elimination of these silent killers in the workplace. Sensors are the latest development in this domain.

InnSenTec: measuring temperatures over a large area

Printing microelectronics on ultrathin film creates unprecedented possibilities. At Holst Centre on the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, we’re working together with partners on promising, innovative applications. For example, we’ve developed a technology that uses sensors to measure temperatures at many different points over a large area simultaneously.

NetSquid: simulator for quantum technology

There are high expectations in the market for quantum computers and networks. But the technology and the necessary infrastructure still need to prove themselves over the coming years. For the time being, academics and market participants have to rely on demonstrators and pilot projects. This is a great opportunity for NetSquid, an advanced simulator for designing and testing quantum networks.

Paradise Foods: 3D-printed meat substitutes

There are ever more meat substitutes available. But it hasn’t yet been possible to make products that optimally combine texture and succulence. Together with Wageningen University & Research (WUR), we’re convinced that this can be done using a 3D food printer for plant-based meat substitutes.

TargetTri: identifying side effects of new drugs sooner

It can take up to 10 years and cost many billions to develop a new drug. Often only to find during the last phase that the active ingredients are not sufficiently effective or have undesirable side effects. We’ve developed the web-based platform TargetTri, which enables you to identify the risks of undesirable effects at an early stage. This significantly reduces the chance of failure.

Thermochromic coatings: saving energy through coated windows

It takes a great deal of energy to heat and cool buildings. Applying special coatings to windows enables huge savings. This coating makes use of the Sun’s thermal radiation when heat is needed. It keeps the heat in during winter and out in summer. The switch from one mode to another is fully automatic thanks to the thermochromic coating.

Unique treatment method helps veterans get rid of PTSD quickly

About ten per cent of Dutch veterans develop a post-traumatic stress disorder within ten years of deployment on duty and 30 to 50 per cent do not recover despite intensive care. Research shows that veterans benefit only to a very limited extent from the current psychotherapies. This underlines the need to develop and implement new treatment options for this group. TNO and the University of Amsterdam have further developed the Memrec method for treating post-traumatic stress in veterans, and with success.

Underwater data communication via acoustics

The 4G, 5G, WiFi and Bluetooth technologies that enable high-speed wireless data communication both indoors and outdoors on land are practically worthless underwater. Yet there is growing demand for reliable wireless communication underwater. For decades, TNO has specialised in a promising alternative that uses acoustic waves to transmit signals: a sort of underwater WiFi for long distances and underwater Bluetooth for short-range connectivity.