VTT's versatile state-of-the-art research infrastructure is a key asset in serving our customers. Along with modern laboratories and top-level characterisation tools, our R&D infrastructure includes a unique selection of pilot plants serving the major steps of the development chain – all seamlessly integrated with the skilled professionals at VTT and our cooperation network.
The piloting opportunities and skilled experts at VTT bridge the gap between laboratory-scale development and the commercial production of new breakthrough technologies.
The use of experimental research and technological infrastructure, demonstrations and piloting are central elements of research and innovation activities. VTT’s unique research infrastructure and development environments are an important part of the Finnish national innovation infrastructure. VTT’s research environments enable product development from basic research to piloting and even small-scale production. The majority of our research environments – including Bioruukki, industrial biotechnology, the development environment for fibre-based products, the 5G test network, Micronova, Mikes, PrintoCent, Smart manufacturing and robotics (SMACC), materials technology, transport and energy systems, and the Centre for Nuclear Safety – are also engaged in networking at the EU level.
VTT Bioruukki Pilot Centre
VTT Bioruukki is a unique innovation and demonstration platform for bio- and circular economy businesses. VTT Bioruukki piloting centre offers unique expertise and R&D services for thermochemical conversion, biomass processing, sustainable chemistry and metals and minerals recovery.
Micronova is the largest R&D cleanroom in the Nordic countries, and Finland’s National Research Infrastructure for micro-, nano- and quantum technology. Micronova has two cleanrooms with processing capabilities for silicon-based CMOS, MEMS and photonics devices, 3D integration and thin film components.
VTT Centre for Nuclear Safety
VTT Centre for Nuclear Safety includes top-notch experimental and computational research infrastructure designed to support the safety and sustainability of nuclear energy and waste management facilities. Many of the facilities are used in other industrial sectors, too, e.g. elemental analytics, mechanical and material testing, aerosol laboratory services and dynamic process simulation.
VTT MIKES is a metrology facility that provides laboratory environment for measurement related R&D and metrology. The facility offers most accurate measurements and calibrations, high-end measurement innovations, and capabilities and tools for demonstrating quality of measurements.
PrintoCent Pilot Factory
PrintoCent Pilot Factory provides world-class roll-to-roll pilot processing facilities enabling printed intelligence from prototyping to upscaled manufacturing. The main development areas of the unique pilot facility are printed electronics and diagnostics components, flexible electronics, and plastic- and hybrid-integrated systems.