Our goal is to create a new competitive edge by producing smart solutions for industry and energy systems. We are boosting the prospects of manufacturing industry by developing new industrial innovation ecosystems and solutions based on the industrial internet. Parallel development of technology and business models is a key element in our R&D.
To promote the restructuring of the manufacturing sector, we develop new materials, design and simulation methods, and manufacturing automation solutions. We create low-carbon and intelligent solutions for energy production, transmission, distribution and use. A major international research theme is intelligent transport; we are studying this area in partnership with device manufacturers, route planners and service providers. Our services are based on our strong material and modelling competencies and our understanding of industrial operations and the social infrastructure.
In all of our activities, we aim to develop economically competitive solutions that combine resource efficiency and environmental aspects.
Examples of research results
VTT's robot innovation automates short production runs. The quick-control system developed by VTT slashes substantially the programming time for industrial robots, enabling the use of automation also in short production runs of single-item products.
VTT's robot innovation automates short production runs
With the help of research by VTT, the Finnish Air Force has succeeded in increasing the operational life of the high pressure turbine blades
of its Hornet jet engines by 10%. The saving for taxpayers is an estimated 3 million US dollars, or over 2.7 million euros, compared to which the research investment was modest and the return (ROI) almost 100 times the research investment.
Research for the Finnish Air Force extended the life of high-pressure turbine blades in Hornets
For years, VTT has been cooperating with power plants and safety authorities to provide information and technology required for safety assessments and safe use of nuclear power plants. Now Nordic countries are co-developing new methods of making seismic hazard estimates
of anticipated earthquakes in Fennoscandia. The results will also be important with regard to final disposal repositories for nuclear waste.
Seismic safety of nuclear power
plants will improve