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VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd

VTT Review 2016

Strong scientific and technological expertise lie at the core of VTT’s activities. We provide expert services, based on applied research, for our domestic and international customers and partners, and for the private and public sectors. Through extensive cooperation, we ensure that we have world-class expertise in our focus areas and access to the latest knowledge.

Our services cover the entire innovation process, from idea to commercialisation. Together with companies and partners, we combine a range of technologies and top expertise in developing new products, production processes and methods, as well as services that create a competitive edge and the basis for sustainable development and well-being. On the basis of technology forecasting and R&D&I in emerging growth sectors, we are active participants in the regeneration of industry and business. We also produce high volumes of information in support of societal decision-making. Through our research, we aim to meet future challenges posed by climate change and the need for sufficient resources, quality of life, security and the renewal of the industrial base.

In addition to first class expertise, VTT offers a variety of, and even unique, research environments and equipment. Pilot-scale environments, such as the bioeconomy and clean technology piloting centre Bioruukki, enable an entire new product development chain – from basic research and process development to prototyping and small-scale production.

Our customers have stated that cooperation with us has improved their competitiveness, profitability and networking. Customer surveys indicate that VTT has played a major role in creating new products, via research projects conducted together with customers. Around 27% of respondents to a customer survey in 2015 stated that VTT’s expertise had been indispensable to developing a new or improved product or process.


Finland R&D Expenditure VTT Innovation Role in competitiveness 


1 Statistics Finland:R&D expenditure in 2012.
2 Loikkanen, T. et al. Roles, effectiveness, and impact of VTT. Towards broad-based impact monitoring of a research and technology organisation. 2013. VTT, E​spoo. VTT Technology 113. 106 p. + app. 5 p.