VTT's spin-offs are early-stage, technology-intensive growth companies. Technological and commercial innovation, team competencies and international potential are the key criteria when selecting target companies. VTT Ventures' mission is to develop commercialisation-ready prototypes from the most promising technologies. Its activities are one of the keys to creating new companies with investment potential.
VTT Ventures Ltd works in close collaboration with other actors in the innovation network. Its investments in portfolio companies are market-based and follow the same principles as venture capital investors. In Finland and internationally, VTT Ventures has an extensive partner network with venture capital investors.
The year 2016 was a period of active investment. VTT Ventures made investments of over EUR 3 million, investing in four new spin-offs in 2016. There were 22 companies in the portfolio at the end of the year. In 2016, these companies attracted around EUR 18 million in new capital. The financial year was profitable for VTT Ventures.