TNO

TNO

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK

 

The Netherlands Organization For Applied Scientific Research (TNO) is a not-for-profit contract research organization whose expertise and research make a substantial contribution to the competitiveness of businesses and organizations, to the economy and to the quality of our society as a whole. As a large contract research organisation, TNO provides a link within the innovation chain between fundamental research as a source of knowledge and practical application as the use of knowledge that can be commercially exploited. TNO has a staff of about 5.000 highly educated and driven professionals.

TNO Defence, Safety and Security focuses on defence issues covering a broad range of operational activities: military operations, military equipment, command & control and operational decision making, threat and protection, instruction and training. On the one hand, TNO is directly involved in international projects as member of (multi-) national consortia, with a strong focus on Research and Development (R&D). On the other hand, TNO is frequently asked as an independent advisor and mediator for governments and industry. TNO’s central position between the private and public sectors gives the organisation a crucial role in transferring and using knowledge and experiences from multiple perspectives. Customers on the government side include the Dutch Ministries of Defence, Home Affairs, Justice, Foreign Affairs as well as the national and multi-national governmental organizations, such as NATO and the European Commission.  TNO Defence, Safety and Security collaborates in many projects closely with the defence and security industries and with small and medium-sized enterprises to develop innovative solutions. TNO was responsible for project management in the FP7 ASSRBCVUL and DECOTESSC1 projects and the PASR project IMPACT and has extensive experience in many more international projects. To improve our knowledge base we work together with industry and academia.

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