Digitalisation and the speed of development within digital technologies emphasise the ability of research organisations to renew. VTT’s Digital technologies business area planned renewal in co-operation negotiations from 6 October. The background for the re-organisation is the need to respond to changes in the operating environment and to focus research on the future innovation needs of customers.
There were 117 people in the target group of the co-operation negotiations in the business area in question, and on the basis of the re-organisation, 32 positions will be terminated. People leaving the company are offered support with the change and re-employment. The intent of VTT is not to reduce functions, but rather to strengthen new expertise in growth areas, such as research on critical systems utilising artificial intelligence.
- The core of VTT is to create new solutions and help customers stay competitive. This also requires choices and investments in research that has a growing need in the future. At the same time, we must be able to give up research offering that no longer meets the needs of customers due to changes in the operating environment or where other commercial providers are available, says Sauli Eloranta, Vice President of a research area.
VTT focuses on solving technological and systemic challenges where it can achieve the greatest impact. VTT's research, development and innovation activities are divided into three business areas: Carbon neutral solutions, Sustainable products and materials and Digital technologies. VTT has more than 2,100 employees. VTT turns major global challenges into sustainable growth for companies and society through science and technology.