About TNO

Mission and strategy

TNO connects people and knowledge to create innovations that boost the sustainable competitive strength of industry and well-being of society. This is our mission and it is what drives us, the 2,600 professionals at TNO, in our work every day.

Mission and strategy

Organisation

TNO was founded by law in 1932 to enable business and government to apply knowledge. As an organisation regulated by public law, we are independent: not part of any government, university or company.

Organisation

International

As TNO, we can only strengthen the knowledge base for the Netherlands by working together with internationally leading knowledge partners, companies and governments. Given the globalisation of research, TNO is becoming an increasingly international character.

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TNO and its social role

TNO is working on a better future. By its social role TNO has the ambition to make a demonstrable value to government and industry on the major social and economic issues. We do this with committed and energetic employees.

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More about our work

TNO is a major player in a growing international network comprised of leading scientific institutes, companies with ambitious development profiles, universities and other partners in knowledge. The knowledge TNO develops, integrates, will make applicable and puts into practice will only have value if we can use it to have a real social and economic impact.

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Locations

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Location The Hague - New Babylon

Anna van Buerenplein 1
NL-2595 DA The Hague

News

E-fuels crucial to sustainable heavy transport

23 September 2020
Synthetic fuels produced from electricity, or e-fuels, will play an important role in reducing CO2 emissions from long-distance truck transport, aviation and shipping. For long-distance freight transport... Read more
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The Geological Survey of the Netherlands visualises groundwater quality

23 September 2020
Starting this week, the Geological Survey of the Netherlands (GDN), part of TNO, delivers groundwater composition data in the new web tool ‘Groundwater Quality Viewer’. The viewer provides access to a... Read more
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Join our SDG-3 workshop on innovative antenatal care during SDG action day 2020

21 September 2020
During the virtual SDG Action Day 2020 on September 25, TNO will organise the international workshop ‘Saving lives at birth, how to realize this goal by shared innovation’. We focus on the innovative approach... Read more
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SOLAR-ICE: new off-grid cooling technology

21 September 2020
In developing countries there is a huge need for cooling systems, that are affordable and operate off-grid. Think about cooling vegetables and fruits directly after harvesting, cooling milk during transport... Read more
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Tough Turtles and Courageous Dinosaurs: boosting the resilience of children worldwide

18 September 2020
The impact of traumatic childhood experiences can continue into physical and mental disorders in adulthood. Profound experiences are death of family members or being on the run in conflict areas. Resilience... Read more
2October

Get to Know TNO – in-house webinar 2 October 2020 (14:00-16:00)

We believe that a sustainable future is the only future, but the energy transition will not happen by itself. A climate-neutral Netherlands requires technical, social and policy innovations. That is what... Read more
18 - 19November

The 2nd RTO Innovation Summit

A virtual event
Together with a group of ten European RTOs, we are organising The 2nd RTO Innovation Summit! The RTO Innovation Summit takes place every second year and provides a deep-dive into the world of cutting-edge... Read more

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