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

TNO has signed a contract with ESA to start Phase 2 of TOmCAT

02 July 2020
TNO has signed a contract with ESA to demonstrate cutting-edge optical communication technologies for future terabit-per-second telecom satellites. The TOmCAT project (Terabit Optical Communication Adaptive... Read more
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Minimising COVID-19 contamination in hospitals

02 July 2020
Due to the large number of patients infected with the coronavirus, healthcare facilities around the world are turning existing rooms into emergency hospitals. Because of the rapid spread of SARS-CoV-2... Read more
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First phase test of floating thin-film solar panels closed

02 July 2020
In the Weperpolder, next to the floating solar system of Groenleven, is the test setup of the TKI project Solar@Sea. This floating thin-film test set-up has been operational since March this year, the... Read more
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How can we ensure facemask efficacy and availability?

01 July 2020
Dozens of healthcare organisations have asked TNO the same questions: ‘How can caregivers remain well protected as they come into contact with coronavirus patients? And is there a way to prevent a shortage... Read more
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Making Better Decisions with Better Data and Information

01 July 2020
Every day, new information is published about the causes, effects, transmission and treatment of COVID-19. But false claims about the virus are also prolific online. How can policymakers, vaccine developers... Read more
26October

Appl.AI Conference 2020

Media Plaza (Jaarbeurs, Utrecht)
We strive to realize the best possible AI applications. That’s why we want to bring the AI community together to share experience how to apply AI in the best possible way. Together with our partners we... Read more

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