TNO - Technical Innovation Coordinator

R&D and consultancy

TNO (Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek) is the largest Dutch independent research organization, one of the major ones in Europe. Based on its expertise and research in technological, policy, business and social innovation, TNO connects people and knowledge in order to create innovations that strengthen the competitive position of companies and societal welfare.


With a staff of approximately 3000 people and an annual turnover of 565 million Euros, TNO is carrying out research in order to achieve an impact on different themes addressing Societal Challenges. This is organized in units: Buildings & Infrastructure, Circular Economy, Safety & Security, Industry, Energy, Healthy Living, Traffic & Transport, Information & Communication Technology, Strategic Analysis & Policy.


TNO functions as an intermediary between basic research organizations and industry. By translating scientific knowledge into practical applications, TNO contributes to the innovation capacity of businesses and the government. TNO is involved in many international projects (about 30% of the market turnover), including EU-funded collaborations (Technology Platforms, Horizon 2020, KIC’s ).


TNO is active in the European Alliance for the Internet of Things (AIOTI), the Big Data Value Association (BDVA) as well as several standardization initiatives in ETSI, CEN/CENELEC, and ISO, and is also the founder of the national platform on Linked Open Data. TNO is also a member of EARTO, the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations.


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