Supporting your knowledge start-up with our R&D and labs

TNO can help your start-up develop by offering our technical expertise, excellent research and state-of-the-art facilities. We have experts in almost every field and we can even support you in finding co-funding. TNO exists to help Dutch entrepreneurs develop their products and make them internationally competitive. This page gives you an overview of current TNO initiatives that could help your company become a success!

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Are you a startup or scale-up and in need of research, consultancy or experimental facilities? TNO is the biggest organization for applied research in the Netherlands with experts in many fields. From building innovations to child health, from sustainable transport to strategic analysis and from circular economy to space instrumentation, TNO does it all! Get in touch with us or read on to learn more about the services we have to offer and the current startup initiatives we are involved in.

What we offer

As every research question is unique, most contracts with our customers are tailor-made. This can make it appear complex to collaborate with TNO. Luckily, for small businesses we have some ready-made products that gives our collaboration a head start. We offer a free day of consulting, an approximate 50 hours of subsidized research, or even a full-blown research programme for which we help you find the right funding! Consult the product flyer to obtain more information. If you can’t find what you want, we can always figure out different ways to fit your particular needs.

Current collaborations

TNO is currently involved in many startup initiatives that can help you by providing shared workspaces, a huge network and expert coaching. Or you can work together with us by licensing TNO technologies or by joining a consortium. Take a look at the graphic to get the full overview!

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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
28November

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

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