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


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.



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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Location The Hague - New Babylon

Anna van Buerenplein 1
NL-2595 DA The Hague


Sunlight as fuel for sustainable chemical processes - Project LUMEN

15 November 2019
In the Interreg project LUMEN, TNO is collaborating with universities and industry to develop a lab-scale demonstrator to show that hydrogen and carbon dioxide, in combination with sunlight, can be converted... Read more

Producing crickets for food is viable in Burundi

14 November 2019
The Flying Food initiative promotes crickets as human food. After setting up a cricket value chain in Kenya and Uganda, other East African countries began to show interest. A feasibility study was recently... Read more

TNO licenses Dark Web Monitor to CyberDevOps

14 November 2019
The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) and the Netherlands- and Singapore-based company CyberDevOps (CDO) have agreed to license Dark Web Monitor as a service. TNO and CDO share... Read more

Max Lemke receives first copy of report on Industrial B2B platforms

08 November 2019
Max Lemke Head of Unit for Technologies and Systems for Digitising Industry of DG Connect received the first copy of the report called “Industrial B2B platforms: The race Europe cannot afford to lose”... Read more

Optical Satcom Day about worldwide high-speed & secure communication

07 November 2019
Today, we held TNO Optical Satcom Day in Delft. This conference brought together technology leaders from the major industry players, research institutes and institutional organisations to discuss recent... Read more
26 - November -

Symposium: Innovate your Space

Art Centre Delft
After last year's successful "Innovate your Space" symposium, the TU Delft Space Institute, SRON and TNO together host a new edition, themed “Innovation for Climate and Air Quality Monitoring”, on Tuesday... Read more
27 - 28November

6th Biorizon Annual Event on Bio-Aromatics: Scaling Up Research

Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel, Antwerp
On November 27 and 28 2019 Shared Research Center Biorizon will host its 6th Biorizon Annual Event on Bio-aromatics in Antwerp. Large industry players, Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SME's) and Research... Read more

Webinar: applications and production of Hydrogen

Which applications, facilities and technologies for, for example,  production of hydrogen are available? What can you do with hydrogen? What is the business case? What are the risks? How do we keep costs... Read more

Hydrogen Webinar: The Netherlands as an international hydrogen hub

What collaborations and hydrogen projects are there? Do we work together internationally? What is the position of the Netherlands with regard to hydrogen compared to other countries? Read more
10 - 11December

European Industry & Energy Summit (EIES)

De Kromhouthal, Amsterdam
TNO, FME and Industrielinqs are organising the European Industry & Energy Summit (EIES) 2019 at the Kromhouthal, Amsterdam, on 10 and 11 December. Read more


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