TNO is laureate of RUS Prix 2006 in nomination "Advanced contribution to the development of Russian-Dutch scientific relations"
To apply scientific knowledge with the aim of strengthening the innovative power of industry and government.
Developing, integrating and applying knowledge: it`s the combination that differentiates us from other knowledge institutions. By encouraging the effective interplay of knowledge areas, we generate creative and practicable innovations: new products, services and processes, fully customised for business and government. Through our core areas:
TNO Quality of Life
Healthy food, good working conditions, healthcare, sport: these are major influences on the quality of our daily life. That s why they are gaining increasing attention. At TNO, too: we investigate how we can safeguard and improve the health of people and how they perform.
TNO Defence, Security and Safety
Public safety at home and abroad is becoming an increasingly important theme. TNO`s research contributes to more efficient and effective armed forces, and to a safer society.
TNO Science and Industry
To stay internationally competitive industry has to innovate: with new products, new materials, design and development methods, TNO helps industry take on the challenge.
TNO Built Environment and Geosciences
How do we in such a small, densely populated country like the Netherlands use the space it has in an optimum, sustainable way? TNO investigates how that space and the built environment can best be organised, used and managed, and how the natural mineral resources in the subsurface can best be put to use.
TNO Information and Communication Technology
Getting cleverer with ICT so that business and government get more out of their investments. TNO research leads to innovative ICT applications in the field of operational and information management.
Within our five core areas we work on twelve central research themes that concern many issues that affect society.
• Public safety
• Healthy living
• Dealing with a changing society
• Work participation and ageing
• Construction and spatial development
• Living with water
• Energy (management)
• Natural and built environment
• High-tech systems, processes and materials
Each of these twelve themes interface with different core areas. That`s why we strive for an all-encompassing approach: various disciplines combine their knowledge in their research.