Our strategy is to lead a path of exponential hope with science-based innovation

VTT’s purpose is to bring together people, business, science and technology, to solve the world’s biggest challenges, creating sustainable growth, jobs and well-being. We create systemic and technological breakthroughs that bring fundamental transformation and renewal to industries and societies. We always aim for impact together with our customers.

Our ambition is to bring exponential hope to a world that needs to deal with the climate crisis, achieve resource sufficiency, drive industrial renewal, provide safety and security, and enable good life for all.

Our strategy 2021 - 2025: The path of exponential hope

Top professionals capable of systemic and rechnological breakthroughs that can bring about fundamental transformation. We bring together people, business, science and technology, to solve the world's biggest challenges, creating sustainable growth, jobs and wellbeing. We bring exponential hope to a world that needs to deal with the climate crisis, achieve resouce sufficiency, drive industrial renewal, provide safety and security, and enable good life for all.

The five choices we make every day to make our strategy alive

Our people, the 2000+ brilliant minds we employ, are the ones who make our strategy a reality. The choices we make every day lead us on our path of exponential hope:

  1. Always aim for impact.
  2. Always create impact together with a customer.
  3. Always lead for excellence.
  4. Always drive sustainable business.
  5. Always build the world’s most meaningful place to work.

These choices are underpinned by our values:  

  • Respect
  • Together
  • Passion
  • Forerunner

The eight challenges we focus on to create sustainable growth

We commit ourselves to focus all our energy and expertise on those systemic and technological challenges where we can make the biggest possible impact. Currently, we focus on the following seven challenges:

Systemic challenges

  1. Carbon neutrality   
    To reach a carbon neutral economy in the coming decades
  2. Productivity leap   
    To achieve a 10-fold productivity leap from resources
  3. Societal resilience   
    To secure society’s functions, fiscal sustainability and wellbeing while demographics shift

Technological challenges

  1. Quantum leap   
    To bring about the quantum leap in computing
  2. Super-performing materials   
    To create superior-performing materials and shorten design cycle by 50%  
  3. Superior digital systems   
    To unleash superior performance and sustainability in digital systems
  4. Synthetic biology   
    To match nature’s engineering skills through synthetic biology and bioinspired production
  5. Energy technologies   
    To power up clean transition

In addition, we constantly explore emerging topics and continue to support the public sector. 

We look beyond 2030

In a world where everything is changing, the usual solutions just don’t cut it anymore.

Our world is getting even more complex at an accelerating pace. We are facing multiple burning challenges – and we need better solutions for them, fast. We need to reach higher and deeper at the same time. That’s why VTT looks beyond 2030.

We need thinking that is beyond the obvious. To make sure we focus on the right things, VTT has chosen areas of major challenges and growth opportunities: specialized areas of cutting-edge research, solutions and possibilities for collaboration. Immerse yourself in each of them here. 

VTT's impact

Working with VTT impacts our customers’ ability to create and scale up new, radical innovations and grow their business and international networks. In addition to impacting our customers, our efforts have a wider impact on society. Our research and development targets to build a more sustainable world.

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