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.