• Research & Development

Number of employees:

  • Worldwide: 3500
  • The Netherlands: 3500

Location in The Netherlands:

Operates in the following countries:

  • The Netherlands



Information marketYes
One-on-one conversationsNo


Innovation for life

TNO is an independent research organisation. We believe in the joint creation of economic and social value. We focus on transitions or changes in nine social themes such as the Circular Economy and the Environment. 

It is our mission to provide the right answers. And to ask the right questions. By combining research disciplines and domains we can tackle any question… no matter how complex. We never stop thinking … about what works, and what can be improved. Because with every innovation we contribute to a better tomorrow. But when is change for the better? What is possible? And how do we define progress? Take a look at the world through the eyes of TNO … and envision the future.

Career Opportunities

Do you want to do ground-breaking work in multidisciplinary projects, seek out new knowledge? Do you want to help customers with innovative, practical and smart solutions? Are you ambitious and energetic, a thinker and a doer?


As a starter at TNO you have many options. You can specialise or you can develop in a broader sense. You could become a consultant or top researcher. Or maybe you see yourself as an R&D engineer or leading a project. TNO offers you fantastic prospects in which you have a great deal of freedom and responsibility in shaping your career. From the moment you join us, your career development is in the spotlight, in part through the special Talent Development Programme or the Trainee Programme. As a new colleague you get an extensive introduction and education programme so that you can feel quickly at home at TNO and get off to a flying start.


From future vision to technological innovation, from societal trends to practical embedding, the translation of customer need to business opportunities, the development and maintenance of strategic partnerships. TNO gives you freedom and challenge within different societal themes. We are looking for professionals able to connect with customers and colleagues, to look for new markets and in pursuit of a career.