VTT launches an incubator to accelerate industrial renewal

News, Press release

VTT launches a deep tech incubator to create game-changing startups with a strong scientific foundation. VTT LaunchPad brings solutions to life at an accelerated rate by bringing together VTT-based research and the best business minds.

 "VTT is the home of many of the most successful Finnish technology start-ups such as Dispelix, Spectral Engine, Spinnova, Paptic and Solar Foods. The new incubator builds on VTT's research and spinoff expertise. It aims at bringing VTT's research teams together with entrepreneurs and investors to renew industries." says Antti Vasara, CEO of VTT.

VTT serves the society by building companies that solve grand challenges, renews industries, and creates sustainable growth.

"Now we are taking the next step in accelerating the innovation process. To succeed, we are raising the ambition level and involving entrepreneurs early on," Antti Vasara continues.

VTT is hiring a manager to set up and run the incubator.

"We are looking for a passionate person to start up the incubator. This is a concrete opportunity to create ambitious growth opportunities in Finland. The incubator builds on  the expertise of 1 400 researchers and a strong network of industrial partners," says Katri Kallio, head of strategy at VTT.

In addition, the new incubator invites tech-savvy entrepreneurs to join the research teams as entrepreneurs in residence, and it is looking for experienced mentors to support the science-driven entrepreneurship.

VTT LaunchPad and VTT based start-ups will be present at SLUSH on December 4th and 5th.

​VTT LauchPad: www.vttlaunchpad.fi

Antti Vasara
Antti Vasara