EARTO Members


Country: The Netherlands Founded in: 1932 EARTO Membership: Individual www.tno.nl    

Key Figures 2019

€554M Income

3,799 Employees

85 Patent Applications

2,300 Industrial Partners

6 Spin-offs Created

155 H2020 Projects (eCorda 2020)


Mission & Vision

  Mission: TNO connects people and knowledge to create innovations that boost the competitive strength of industry and the well-being of society in a sustainable way.   Vision: The knowledge TNO develops, integrates, will make applicable and puts into practice will only have value if we can use it to have a real social and economic impact.  


Technology Expertise

  • Natural Sciences: Mathematics ; Computer and information sciences ; Physical sciences ; Chemical sciences; Earth and related environmental sciences ; Biological sciences
  • Engineering & Technology: Civil engineering ; Electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering ; Mechanical engineering ; Chemical engineering ; Materials engineering ; Environmental engineering ; Environmental biotechnology ; Industrial Biotechnology ; Nano-technology ; Other engineering and technologies
  • Medical & Health Sciences: Health sciences ; Health biotechnology
  • Social Sciences: Psychology and cognitive science; Economics & business ; Educational Sciences; Social & economic geography ; Media & communications ; Other social sciences


Participation in EARTO Innovation Awards


Impact Delivered 2019 – 2nd Prize


The new Ion Age

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