National research consortia augment international activities
VTT has an extensive strategic collaboration network with Finnish universities. VTT research groups are involved in three of the Academy of Finland’s centre of excellence programmes, in addition to its participation in more than 30 national technology programmes.
VTT is involved in the Finnish Strategic Centres for Science, Technology and Innovation (SHOKs) as a shareholder, developer of strategic research agendas, and research operator. The centres provide an opportunity for closer research collaboration among companies, research institutes and universities.
VTT has set up a number of active research alliances with partners from industry and academia, such as the Finnish Centre for Nanocellulosic Technologies, the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland FIMM, the Triple Helix project in Oulu, and Finnish Partnership for Research on Natural Resources and the Environment (LYNET).
VTT has service points in a number of locations in Finland and it continuously strengthens the availability of VTT services by regional representatives, local partnerships and project based development work.