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VTT iBEX – the runway of innovations

VTT iBEX is an annual early stage innovation programme, which gives our researchers the opportunity and tools to solve the most pressing global problems. They have one year to identify, address and solve a critical challenge by developing technologies that will help change the world.

The world is full of challenges, from climate change to cyber threats - many of which develop at an exponential rate. To counter their negative outcome and shape a bright future for generations to come - we need to take bold and decisive action.

VTT iBEX: See the problem - be the solution 

VTT iBEX is a runway for innovations that can change the world. Each year the programme launches and guides ten projects that arise from our researchers’ passion to solve a global problem. The experts have just under a year to find solutions to the bottlenecks, and generate solutions with maximum impact.

VTT iBEX is a runway for innovations that can change the world. Each year the programme launches and guides ten projects that arise from our researchers’ passion to solve a global problem.

All research projects are related to VTT’s strategic focus points: global challenges which when solved bring growth possibilities both in Finland and internationally. By combining technological research, expertise and passion - we lay the groundwork for solving the challenge. To make sure that we target critical points of the challenge and that the needs of society are met - we co-create and improve the solutions through continuous feedback - from companies, public players and consumers. We also support the teams with additional training aimed at developing their creative and executive potential and thus maximize the chances for success.

Innovate with us!

We invite the best experts of the field to innovate together. Whether you are an entrepreneur, public authority, engineer, farmer or perhaps a nutritional therapist - we would be happy to hear and learn from you! Please contact us if you would like to participate (e.g. as a mentor)!