TNONetherlands Organisation for applied research TNO - The Netherlands
TNO is an independent research organisation whose expertise and research make an important contribution to the competitiveness of companies and organisations to the economy and to the quality of society as a whole. TNO’s unique position is attributable to its versatility and capacity to integrate this knowledge. TNO holds a prominent position in international science and develops new knowledge together with universities and technology institutes.
The TNO mission is to connect people and knowledge to create innovations that boost the sustainable competitive strength of industry and well-being of society.
Innovation with purpose is what TNO stands for. We develop knowledge not for its own sake but for practical application. To create new products that make life more pleasant and valuable and help companies innovate. To find creative answers to the questions posed by society.
We work for a variety of customers: governments, the SME sector, large companies, service providers and non-governmental organisations. Working together on new knowledge, better products and clear recommendations for policy and processes. As ‘knowledge brokers’ we advise our customers, moreover, on finding the optimum solutions that are geared precisely to the questions they have.
In everything we do, impact is the key. We strive to improve the competitiveness of enterprises and the effectiveness of policies.
TNO coordinates the TACTICS project. In addition, TNO contributes to various parts of the research technology work.