Industrial renewal – Innovations empowering industry
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.
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Pepper robot in the shopping centre
Experiments 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.
VTT's robot innovation automates short production runs
Flexible and intelligent robotics
Blog: For Industry
3D printing boosting competitiveness
Europe 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.
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
We are looking for new business opportunities for industry, via BIG DATA and within the PLATFORM ECONOMY and its service ecosystems.
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
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.
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
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.
Finnish Government: Transformation of work should be understood, not seen as a threat
Competitiveness from 5G and IoT
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.
VTT delivers world's first industrial internet solution for a printed electronics plant
Greater readiness repels cyber threats to manufacturersReboot Finland D.Day eventBuild your own IoT solution with VTT