New website TO2 federation live

The TO2 federation and its members can now also be found online via www.to2-federatie.nl. The organizations for applied research have been working together since 2010 in the TO2 federation (Deltares, ECN, Marin, NLR, TNO and WUR / DLO). In terms of content, they join forces in an open innovation network

The TO2 federation and its members can now also be found online via www.to2-federatie.nl. The organizations for applied research have been working together since 2010 in the TO2 federation (Deltares, ECN, Marin, NLR, TNO and WUR / DLO). In terms of content, they join forces in an open innovation network. The aim of this is to be able to respond effectively, cross-sectorally and project-based to changing challenges and questions concerning important social themes.

The fact that the institutes for applied research work together in the Netherlands (the TO2 institutes) has been known for some time. But, on which topics they do that and how the institutes play a role in this, is not clear to everyone. The website www.to2-federatie.nl changes this. The website provides answers to questions about matters such as the mission, vision and objectives of TO2. Moreover, visitors gain insight into the knowledge potential of the federation and its members and it becomes clear who they can approach for which themes and topics. This makes both the TO2 federation and its members more visible and accessible.

Connecting, signaling and coordinating

The institutions that make up the TO2 federation support their clients easily in linking applied research, fundamental knowledge and issues with (SME) companies and governments. This could include smart, green and integrated transport, but also safe, clean and efficient energy. The broad knowledge base of the TO2 institutes together and the flexible network structure make it possible to respond quickly to developments and translate these into applications for companies and governments. The website will fill more and more with beautiful examples of applied research, so that visitors get a good impression of the possibilities of the TO2-federation and what cooperation yields for both companies and the BV Netherlands.

Themes and results

  • The themes TO2 focuses on are:
  • Health, demographic changes and well-being
  • Food safety, sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime research and bio-economy
  • Safe, clean and efficient energy
  • Smart, green and integrated transport
  • Climate, resource efficiency and raw materials
  • Inclusive and innovative society
  • Safe society

For each of these themes, a website can be found on the website that coordinates the network around this theme and is the point of contact for this. The seven TO2 coordinators together form the TO2 Open Innovation Network Team that ensures mutual coordination.

Knowing more?

For more information about the TO2 federation, visit www.to2-federatie.nl. For questions you can contact secretary Vinod Ramnandanlal via 06 1009 48 42 or send an email via the website.