TO2 is the federation of Dutch applied research institutes (MARIN, Deltares, TNO, NLR, WR). They form the link between knowledge and innovation at the service of government, industry and society. They realise solutions for social issues that lead to a better competitive position of the Dutch business community and a safe, sustainable living environment for citizens.


The TO2 Federation’s mission is to deliver a decisive contribution to solving societal challenges, to fortify the innovative power of the Dutch industry and trade sector and to offer substantive support to the government in policy issues.


The TO2 institutions have three main tasks:
  • Developing, applying and divulging knowledge for the purpose of solving societal questions and issues, and supporting government tasks and governance challenges. Part of this research is embedded in legally mandated tasks.
  • Developing, applying and divulging knowledge aimed at strengthening the Dutch competitive position and power of innovation, particularly that of the top sectors.
  • Managing strategic research facilities, some of which are unique to the Netherlands, and some international facilities.


The TO2 federation yearly publishes an Impact Report. The latest edition, which was created in close collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, shows how their research and solutions contribute to a sustainable, clean, healthy and safe future for the Netherlands. An important part of that research is funded by the government, and the TO2 institutions involved are proud to show in this accessible magazine what results have been achieved.

The latest edition can be downloaded below. For previous editions and for more information visit the
TO2MORROW Impact on society