TNO is a leading European non-profit contract research organisation with a 556 MEuro turnover in 2004. About 4,900 employees provide a broad portfolio with deliverables ranging from R&D towards high-end marketable products, services and applications. Innovative solutions are provided to client worldwide – small and large organisations in both the public and private sectors.

The core areas are:

  • TNO Quality of Life,
  • TNO Defense, Security and Safety,
  • TNO Science and Industry,
  • TNO Built Environment and Geosciences, and
  • TNO Information and Communication Technology.

TNO Space acts as joint cross-sectional operation between all five core areas, set up to support innovation in the international space community. TNO has a long track record – over 30 years – of space developments and projects. Most of our projects are carried out in alliance with ESA and Dutch space-related programmes, with various components and systems selected by the international industrial players. At home, we have formed partnerships with other Dutch players in the space field.

TNO is a partner in launching, in orbit and for applications (like earth observations), and active in the upstream as well as downstream sector. TNO is participating in the Dutch Technology Transfer Programme.

Author: EARSC

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