Royal NLR plays a leading role in the field of aerospace in the Netherlands, as the connecting link between science, business, society and government. As a knowledge organisation for applied research, we occupy a central position in the valorisation process, transforming knowledge into value. Our goal is for the result of our research to have a societal and economic impact through the development of practical applications. We make this possible through sustainable innovation, by developing knowledge about clean solutions and safety and security in the aerospace domain, and making this accessible to the aerospace industry. In this way, together with the Dutch aerospace industry, we help to maintain a prosperous society and make a meaningful contribution towards a clean, safe and better future world.
There are three main themes in which NLR wants to make a lasting, long-term impact. To accomplish this, we have set ourselves concrete, ambitious goals for the forthcoming period.
If climate neutral aviation is to become a reality, we need to commit to the development of radical innovations.
New products and markets are emerging to address issues such as the living environment, accessibility and sustainable air transport.
Safe and secure society
A technologically advanced military is vitally important.
NLR programmes are interdisciplinary and transcend division boundaries. Together with our knowledge basis, these programmes contribute towards our objectives within the three themes Sustainable aviation, Competitive aerospace industry and Safe society.