TNO logo TNO connects people and knowledge to create innovations that boost the sustainable competitive strength of industry and well-being of society.

TNO (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research) is a Dutch organisation tasked with enabling business, public bodies and government to apply knowledge. As an organisation regulated by public law (originally passed in 1932), TNO is independent: it is not part of any government, university or company.

Its more than 3’800 employees make TNO the largest research institute in the Netherlands. The research work is focussed on the following areas:

Urbanisation Urbanisation
TNO offers solutions to cope with or even benefit from the increasing complexity of urban development and the challenges of population growth.
Energy Energy
The energy industry is currently facing one of its biggest challenges ever. TNO innovations allow energy producers and utility companies to take advantage of the transition to sustainable energy supply.
Industry Industry
TNO helps companies to innovate by providing its knowledge in such fields as ICT, sensors and automation. The optimal use of ICT and new production processes increase efficiency and quality in the industry.
Healthy Living Healthy Living
TNO provides practical research results on topics such as prevention or high-quality and affordable health care. It supports stakeholders to manage demographic and structural population change.
Defence Defence, Safety & Security
TNO supports public and private actors in the development of solutions to manage economic, ecological, territorial, social and political instability. TNO is strategic partner of the Dutch armed forces.

A357 GmbH is proud to be TNO’s principal agent in Switzerland.