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Industrial renewal

VTT Review 2016

Industrial renewal – Innovations empowering industry

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Renewing design, manufacturing and service business will create new opportunities for industries in high-cost economies. The economic growth and employment of Finland are highly dependent on the success of the export industry. It is essential for the Finnish industry to be one of the leading players in implementing future digital solutions and business models.

Tomorrow’s smart products and services are created in new industrial ecosystems supported by globally connected platform economy. Opportunities will emerge from the collaboration, service subscriptions and use of data. Growing share of services and novel business models based on big data strengthen the competitive advantage of Finnish industry.

Robotization, flexible automation and artificial intelligence offer opportunities for enhanced production. Smart specialization and digitalization support competitiveness of production industries. High dependence on resources (energy, materials, water) can be overcome by applying solutions of circular economy.

Finland, with high innovation capability and skilled work force, is ready to be a frontrunner in next generation manufacturing and service business.



References and research results


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autonomous shipping
vision planning and
human-factors research

Rolls-Royce Marine Oy Ab



Pepper robot in the shopping centre

Pepper RobotExperiments with socially interactive service robots are moving from the laboratory into consumers’ everyday surroundings. VTT and Idea-park in Lempäälä involved customers in brainstorming on ROBOT SERVICES, and tested the Pepper robot in the shopping centre.

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VTT's robot innovation automates short production runs
Flexible and intelligent robotics 
Blog: For Industry

 3D printing boosting competitiveness

3D printingEurope is leading the world in metal 3D printing and additive manufacturing. TAILORED 3D MANUFACTURING will enable us to boost the productivity and competitiveness of both large and small companies.

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VTT is developing customised snacks through 3D food printing

Spare parts into data bits – cost efficiency through on demand 3D printing

3D printing brings competitiveness to SMES – million euros in funding for Smart Machines and Manufacturing Centre


New business opportunities bia big data

Data picture 

We are looking for new business opportunities for industry, via BIG DATA and within the PLATFORM ECONOMY and its service ecosystems.

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Blog: For Industry - Interactive robotics – the key to small series production?

VTT Blog: Openness is the key to the platform economy

SMACC helps Finnish SMEs

Robot and human handshaking

Jointly owned by VTT and Tampere University of Technology, the Smart Machines and Manufacturing Centre (SMACC) has been using e.g. innovation vouchers to foster the DIGITALISATION OF PRODUCTION by SMEs.

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Blog: For Industry - SMACC & VTT

Blog: For Industry - Manufacturing industry in digital transformation

VTT Visions 7: For Industry -Successful business atFinnish manufacturing companies beyond 2020, four scenarios

Review on the future of work

Person middle of directions

VTT drew up a REVIEW ON THE FUTURE OF WORK for the Government’s Report on the Future. The review includes six descriptions of change paths and the related challenges.

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Finnish Government: Transformation of work should be understood, not seen as a threat


Competitiveness from 5G and IoT

Man touching tablet

According to a barometer survey by VTT and the University of Oulu, the industrial internet already features in company strategies.
Using the REBOOT FINLAND D-DAY model, we are helping companies to find new sources of competitiveness from 5G and the IoT.

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VTT delivers world's first industrial internet solution for a printed electronics plant

Greater readiness repels cyber threats to manufacturers

Reboot Finland D.Day event

Build your own IoT solution with VTT