Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research TNO (The Netherlands)

TNO (Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepastnatuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO) was founded in 1932 by an act of the Dutch Parliament to make scientific research accessible and applicable for the private sector and government alike. TNO is a notfor-profit organisation required by law to operate in an independent and objective way. Based on its expertise and research in technology, policy, business and social innovation, TNO connects people and knowledge in order to create innovations which strengthen the competition position of companies and societal welfare.