Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek (TNO)
TNO is one of the major independent contract research organizations in Europe. Based on its expertise and research in technological, 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. With a staff of approximately 3000 and an annual turnover of 565 million Euros, TNO is carrying out research in order to achieve impact on five themes addressing the Societal Challenges: Industry; Healthy Living; Defense, Safety & Security; Urbanisation; Energy. TNO is an intermediary between basic research organisations and industry. By translating scientific knowledge into practical applications, TNO contributes to the innovation capacity of businesses and government. TNO is involved in many international projects (about 30% of the market turnover), including EU-funded collaborations (Technology Platforms, Horizon 2020, KIC’s). Relevant for PriMa is TNO’s Program Networked Information, including the research lines: Technical Robust infrastructure, Quality & reliability, Big Data Evolution, Media & Content Delivery, Creative Industries, Information Enabled Empowerment, Privacy & e-Identity, Embedded Systems.