TNO.NL - News[] Overview of news on TNO Web. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:01:00 +0100 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:01:00 +0100 nl 1 Copyright (c) 2010, TNO TNO.NL - News[] TNO Randstad Award winner most attractive employer in 2014 Yesterday TNO won the Randstad Award for the most attractive non-profit employer. The annual employer image survey from Randstad shows that money and security, despite economic recovery, are becoming increasingly important for Dutch employees. Working atmosphere and work-life balance are found less important compared to last year. The study was conducted among 13.501 men and women (between 18 and 65 years).[][] Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:30:00 +0100 From new technology to successful product How can you turn a promising technology into a very successful product? It is not always straightforward but it is certainly possible. During the ‘Technology seeks Entrepreneur’ event TNO will be presenting twenty highly promising technologies to entrepreneurs. Martijn Verbeek of BLITTS in Naaldwijk took part in a previous version of the event and is now hard at work getting his product to market.[][] Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:30:00 +0100 Strategic Exploration of 3D Food Printing 3D Food Printing is a new technology for creating food, enabling the production of new forms, new combinations of tastes and new textures. Chocolate in every conceivable shape, or personalised food with the best composition and structure for people with chewing and swallowing problems are just two of the most striking examples.[][] Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:00:00 +0100 Innovation scan gives SMEs insight into their innovation capacity and opportunities Today TNO and The Royal Association MKB-Nederland present the innovation ladder. With this scan they want to support entrepreneurs to innovate. Entrepreneurs who complete the innovation scan get free insight into their innovation capacity and into the opportunities to innovate within their company and industry.[][] Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:30:00 +0100 More efficient utilisation of e-scooters A pizza courier who breaks down on route to a customer and ends up delivering a cold pizza is unlikely to be greeted by a smile of satisfaction. So Sjoerd van Seters, franchisee of Domino’s Pizza in Rotterdam, wants to know the range of the e-scooters he uses for deliveries. TNO has developed a system that calculates whether there is enough power in the scooter to make the trip.[][] Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:00:00 +0100 Resources for safe, healthy working Absence due to illness costs businesses a lot of money. About a third of the absences are due to work and can be prevented by paying special attention to safe, healthy working. TNO has developed two websites containing practical information and free resources to support companies in this respect: and[][] Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:30:00 +0100 Twitter makes exclusive data available for research into cancer awareness campaigns Twitter has selected researchers from the University of Twente and TNO out of more than thirteen hundred applications for a Twitter data grant. This data grant means that the six winning research institutions will be privy to a veritable chorus of tweets from the Twitter archives relating to the topic named in their grant proposals. The researchers will analyse the effectiveness of campaigns aimed at raising cancer screening awareness.[][] Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0100 Tackling unnecessary fire alarms to be continued More than 300 so-called 'alarm ambassadors' have said 'yes' to the first OMS (Open System Report) Challenge. An awareness campaign of the Veiligheidsregio Midden- en West-Brabant to reduce the number of false fire alarms in 4 years with 50% ‘Alarm ambassadors' are employees within companies and institutions, knowing how to prevent false alarms and how they can take and motivate their organisation.[][] Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:30:00 +0100 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