TNO-ESI partner in Thales' Top Class System Architecting

TNO-ESI is one of the key-partners in the Top Class system architecting programme of Thales Nederland.

The programme combines development of personal skills and architecting competencies with practical training in 'real-life' product innovation cases from Thales.

TNO-ESI is taking care of the system architecting courses. We also coach the teams in their practical training. 

The programme started in June 2013 and has a lead time of 18 months.


Wouter Leibbrandt

Director Science and Operations
+31 88 866 55 60

“Continuous innovation in methodologies, system architecture thinking and cross-disciplinary ways of working to master the ever increasing complexity are crucial to maintain and extend Europe’s and Dutch competitiveness in this strategic domain.”

TNO-ESI competence development programme

High-tech industry needs outstanding professionals that have the breadth of knowledge and experience to ensure that companies develop the right solutions that meet the needs of increasingly complex markets.

TNO-ESI's competence development programme focuses on multi-disciplinary design issues and system level architecting. It enhances professional and leadership capabilities for aligning design and technology choices with broader business and market needs.

The TNO-ESI competence development programme comes in three varieties:


Progamme manager: Joris van den Aker
Telephone: +31 (0)88-866 5420