First Impact Report released by TO2 federation

Published on
December 20, 2019

The collaborating Applied Research Organisations, united in the TO2 federation, have released the very first edition of their so-called impact report. This report is included in the magazine TO2MORROW. In this magazine, organisations cite examples of innovative solutions that contribute to a sustainable, clean, healthy and safe future for the Netherlands. The TO2 federation is made up of Deltares, MARIN, NLR, TNO and Wageningen University & Research.

Some examples cited in the magazine are: The use of superfluous sustainable energy to operate pumps on reclaimed land, storm proofing floating solar panels, the development of 100% vegetable-based meat-substitutes that mimic the exact structure of meat, drones designed to independently perform repairs on ocean-based windmills and apprehending criminals operating on the dark web.

Important role

In her preface, State Secretary of Economic Affairs and Climate, Mona Keijzer, writes: ‘Societal challenges are not easily solved. They require a broad approach from the government, knowledge and educational institutions as well as the trade and industry sector. In the Netherlands, the TO2 institutes, for which I hold system responsibility, play and important role in joining together these parties through their shared interests.’

A considerable part of this research is government funded. In this magazine, the TO2 institutes reveal the results of these investments. The federation aims to release report annualy.