TNO is one of the major contract research organisations in Europe. With a staff of approximately 3400 and an annual turnover of €580 million, TNO is carrying out research in order to achieve impact in the following focus areas: Buildings, Infrastructure and Maritime; Circular Economy and Environment; Defence, Safety and Security, Energy, Healthy Living, Industry, Information and Communication, Strategic analysis and Policy and Traffic and Transport. TNO functions as an intermediary between basic research organizations 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. TNO has a broad experience in European projects, (> 100 projects) both as coordinator and as partner in the development of new technology. TNO disposes of excellent laboratory and pilot facilities.