Innovations and business ecosystems

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Business today is networked and dynamic. Collaboration is the key to innovation and successfully solving complex and systemic challenges. VTT speeds up innovations through ecosystems, for instance in smart energy solutions and autonomous systems.

Key facts

VTT speeds up innovations through ecosystems, for instance in smart energy solutions and autonomous systems. 

Innovation ecosystems enable efficient cooperation between international research institutions and businesses. 

The keys to survival are renewal, adaptability and resilience. 

Innovation ecosystems combine the variety of partners necessary for innovation to identify new opportunities, find solutions and co-create value. Large companies, small and medium-sized enterprises, start-ups, public sector and research organisations are all key innovators when tackling the grand challenges, such as climate change and resource sufficiency.  

VTT has initiated international innovation ecosystems focusing on our strategic priorities. Our innovation ecosystems provide solutions to challenges relating to smart energy, bioeconomy, synthetic biology, future food production, preventive health care, autonomous systems, industrial renewal and the electronics industry. 

The power of ecosystem is based on effective sharing of information and capabilities. VTT innovation ecosystems are designed to enable efficient cooperation between international research institutions and businesses, and to make Finland the home of leading innovation clusters in these fields. 

Business ecosystems turn research findings and innovations into international business

Constant change, competition and cooperation are present in business ecosystems. There are always opportunities for a single firm to thrive, find a niche or manage its position in the ecosystem. Through boundary-spanning business models firms can create vision, alignment, and commitment.  

Successful implementation of open and networked collaboration models in business ecosystems increases revenues and growth and fortifies the commitment of all actors within the ecosystem. 

VTT co-creates sustainable and competitive business ecosystems

The keys to survival are renewal, adaptability and resilience. VTT’s expertise on ecosystems in different industries include initiating new ecosystems, coordinating growing ecosystems, building and rooting resilient structures necessary for ecosystem success, and orchestrating in the complex ever-evolving business landscape. Our passion is to conduct research and analyses that create up-to-date knowledge on innovation and business ecosystems. 

VTT brings a broad understanding of industrial ecosystems and their value chains to our customers' business development processes. We help you to discover current and future business opportunities in networked business environments. 

Most innovative Finnish firms are involved in multiple innovation ecosystems
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