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

Effective communication based on cultural differences

01 July 2021
Effective communication is an important success factor in innovation trajectories with multiple stakeholders in low and middle income countries. For a project around circular economy in three countries... Read more
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Share the insights, not the data: TNO launches Linksight spin-off for privacy-friendly data analysis

01 July 2021
Linksight is a spin-off set up by TNO that enables organisations to analyse privacy-sensitive datasets, without the underlying data being shared or viewed. The data always remains exclusively at the source.... Read more
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TNO and Celestia STS sign agreement to commercialise Optical Modem

30 June 2021
The availability of optical modem technology (optical digital converter aka ODC) for the market has taken a major step forward with the signing this week of an agreement between TNO, the Netherlands Organisation... Read more
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Avoiding food waste using sensors during transport

24 June 2021
Together with Wageningen Food & Biobased Research, Van Oers United, Environmental Monitoring Systems, Purfresh, SmartPort, Het Internet Huis, Europool Systems, Thermoking we have launched the IoT4AGRI... Read more
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Digital, self-guided mental health program

24 June 2021
‘Build your own Buddy’ (BoB) is a group-program for mental health and psychosocial support (MH-PSS) of children, with a parallel program for parents/caregivers, to increase their resilience. TNO is now... Read more

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