TNO.NL - News[] Overview of news on TNO Web. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:01:00 +0100 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:01:00 +0100 nl 1 Copyright (c) 2010, TNO TNO.NL - News[] Technology Survey National Security The National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism (NCTV) - the presiding organisation of the Steering Committee for National Security - assigned TNO to explore the opportunities and threats of technological developments for national security for the coming five years.[][] Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:30:00 +0100 TNO tests and develops travel information and traffic management services with Sensor City Mobility The research by TNO in the consortium Sensor City Mobility (SCM) to the smarter use of information from sensors in traffic, yielded valuable data for further research. The aim of the project was to make it possible for travelers in the future to make easier, smarter and more optimal travel choices through a personal travel advice.[][] Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:45:00 +0100 Week of the Entrepreneur 2014 This year we are once again a partner of the Week of the Entrepreneur. This year we offer the participants during the morning session an InnovationTop or Technology Update and an inspirational afternoon session with Martijn Aslander.[][] Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:00:00 +0100 Revolution in crime investigations: social media Social media creates a new revolution in crime investigations, as DNA did more than thirty years ago. But social media plays a double role. Just like DNA it is an important source of information. But it is also the platform on which the new ‘digital detective’ and the online Sherlock Holmes work (together) in law enforcement.[][] Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:30:00 +0100 Number of children with life -threatening obesity has increased enormously The number of children with life threatening form of overweight (morbid obesity) increased in 30 years from 0.08% to 0.56%. In the Netherlands, this equates to 18,500 children with morbid obesity in the age of 2-18 years. Morbid obesity is two to four times more common for children of Turkish and Moroccan origin and in children whose parents are relatively low skilled.[][] Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:15:00 +0100 TNO investigates the possibilities of broadcast techniques on 4G mobile networks TNO has recently started, in collaboration with a number of parties, a research project on the use of broadcast technologies in 4G mobile networks. It involves techniques that enable content providers to offer content at the same time to their entire target audience , simultaneously on multiple mobile networks.[][] Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:45:00 +0100 A quantum leap in energy transition for existing construction is possible The National Energy Agreement aims to achieve a fundamental change in the Dutch energy supply chain. The new regional approach 'Bestaande bouw EnergieNeutraal' shows how this can be achieved. The approach requires broad collaboration between the municipality and the housing associations, businesses and residents from the neighborhood. And smart technology customised by builders and fitters.[][] Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:20:00 +0100 Gold and bronze for European project proposals on industrial safety Two consortiums with TNO gained first and third place in the first call from the European research network SAF€RA. In the TORC project, the partners are developing a framework for training courses to teach participants to respond better to unexpected events. The Valosa project revolves around a shared definition of the value of safety that enables companies to make better decisions.[][] Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0100 Chemical industry brainstorming on better sustainability information What sustainability information is most relevant to the chemical industry? This is the question that the round table discussion organized by TNO set out to answer. Almost all the major Dutch chemical companies took part. The upshot: above all there is a need for better and more reliable information on the sustainability returns of ecoprocesses and ecoproducts. Jan-Willem Slijkoord (Business Developer Sustainability) explains.[][] Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:50:00 +0100 TNO investigates emergency shutdown at Huntsman: human factor often more important than we think Technology is not the only factor involved in incidents in the chemical industry: humans also undoubtedly play a role. After all, if something goes wrong they are the ones who have to take important decisions. The chemical plant Huntsman Polyurethanes in Rotterdam asked TNO to look into an emergency shutdown at a production facility. The result is an analysis of the causes and – just as importantly – how these situations can be avoided in future.[][] Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:40:00 +0100