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VTT for 2016–2020



Applied technology research creates prosperity and growth for companies and the society.


VTT is a growth partner through technology for its customers and society. Together with our customers and partners we solve challenging questions and develop innovations via applied technology research.


VTT in 2020: impact through scientific and technological excellence

VTT creates sustainable growth and wellbeing through scientific and technological excellence. We anticipate customers’ business needs and future systemic challenges. 

Scientific and technological excellence in all our work is the basis of VTT’s impact. To further develop our competencies and identify new growth opportunities, we engage with leading edge customers and partners around the world. Our people are at the core of VTT. Wellbeing and competence development make VTT people succeed in their work for customers.

Built on our knowledge, partnerships, unique research infrastructure and IPR, we collaboratively develop innovations that are commercially competitive and reach the market at the right time.

VTT achieves world class research and development by focusing its research on the following societal challenges and growth opportunities for Finland. We call these VTT Lighthouses:

How we work at VTT?

Our impact and excellence in science and technology are concretised in eight strategic choices that rise from market trends and customer needs. They describe how and on what grounds we make choices at VTT.

Impact from VTT

  1. We work in a challenge-driven way to solve current and future challenges. 

  2. We formulate our research agenda based on future market growth opportunities (lighthouses).

  3. We co-develop with customers according to differentiated service models matching their needs.

  4. We proactively bring different customers and partners together around ambitious innovation initiatives.

Excellence from VTT

  1. We want to learn and improve. That’s why we continuously evaluate the impact of our work.

  2. We always improve our way to lead people and substance to ensure excellence and continuous competence development.

  3. We work with leading international customers and partners to further develop our competencies and identify new growth opportunities.

  4. We invest in excellence through funding from multiple public and private sources.


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P.O. Box 1000, FI-02044 VTT, Finland
Tel. exchange +358 20 722 111
Opening hours Mon - Fri 8:00 - 16:30,
UTC +2 time zone

Tel. +358 20 722 7070
Opening hours Mon - Fri 9:00 - 11:00 and 12:00 - 15:00,
UTC +2 time zone