Smart city

An aerial photo of a building next to a street. The building has solar panels covering the entire roof.

The concept of smart cities is all about building a more sustainable society. VTT uses science and technology to help to solve challenges relating to, for example, population growth, the environment, transport and energy supply. 

Most people associate the concept of smart cities with technology. We at VTT see the next generation of smart cities as a collection of technological systems that help cities to achieve their goals. Smart cities provide a higher standard of living for people without burdening the environment. The ultimate goal is to build a better society: healthy, safe and adaptable cities that provide their residents with services, energy, housing and transport solutions.

Smart cities provide a higher standard of living for people without burdening the environment.

VTT is an innovation partner that contributes to the research and development of future cities. We use science and technology to overcome urban challenges such as airborne emissions, resource efficiency, traffic congestion, the financing of basic services and the sustainability of infrastructure. We work in close cooperation with the public sector, including local governments, as well as businesses and technology developers. We help with vision formulation, concept development and the testing of solutions in practice.

Would you like to help us to build smart cities? Find out more about our services below or contact us to set up a bespoke partnership.

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Peter Ylén

Peter Ylén

Research Team Leader
peter.ylén@vtt.fi
Antti Knuuti

Antti Knuuti

Customer Account Lead
antti.knuuti@vtt.fi