NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) is a non-profit independent research organisation established in 1932.

TNO’s public mission has been laid down in a special law:

  • To support industry and society in general in transforming knowledge into products and processes of economic and societal value and apply scientific knowledge with the aim of strengthening the innovative power of industry and government.
  • In the system of innovation, TNO acts as an interface between science and the market.

    TNO works in five core areas, including:

  • Defence;
  • Security and Safety, and
  • Information and Communications Technology.
  • TNO Defence, Security and Safety conducts research on topics ranging from military and crisis operations, national security, critical infrastructure protection, equipment, command and operational decision-making, threat protection, to modelling and simulation, instruction and training, and combating crime, crises and terrorism.

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    TNO