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In the face of perhaps the greatest challenges humanity has ever faced, we at VTT stay optimistic. Because we also see the unprecedented possibilities opened up by science and technology. It’s time to buckle down and turn great challenges into opportunities for growth. What an amazing time to be alive.


VTT is a visionary research, development and innovation partner. We drive sustainable growth and tackle the biggest global challenges of our time and turn them into growth opportunities. We go beyond the obvious to help the society and companies to grow through technological innovations. We have over 75 years of experience of top-level research and science-based results. VTT´s turnover and other operating income is 268 M€.

VTT is at the sweet spot where innovation and business come together.

VTT – beyond the obvious.


VTT Group


VTT is part of Finland's innovation system and operates under the mandate of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy.

VTT in figures 31.12.2018

VTT parent company

​​​​Financial information

  • Operating income (net turnover + other operating income): 241 M€
  • Net turnover: 160 M€
  • Other operating income 34% of operating income
    • Government grant 30% of operating income, rest of other operating income 4%  
  • Revenue from abroad 45% of turnover and 30% of operating income
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  • Personnel 2,054 (31.12.2018)
  • University degree: 82.6%
  • Doctors and licentiates: 31.2 %
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  • 1,510 customers
  • 935 domestic companies
  • 355 foreign companies
  • 220 public organisations in Finland and abroad
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  • notifications of inventions 239
  • 363 patent families in VTT’s patent portfolio 31.12.2018 
  • publications 1,049
  • scientific articles 486 (55%)


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