What is VTT?

VTT is a visionary research and innovation partner for companies and society

VTT is one of Europe’s leading research institutions. We are owned by the Finnish state. We advance the utilisation and commercialisation of research and technology in commerce and society. Through scientific and technological means, we turn large global challenges into sustainable growth for businesses and society. We bring together people, business, science and technology to solve the biggest challenges of our time. This is how we create sustainable growth, jobs and wellbeing and bring exponential hope.

Today is just an ordinary day – or is it?

We think not. In the face of perhaps the greatest challenges humanity has ever faced, we stay optimistic. Because we also see the possibilities opened up by science and technology.

It’s time to buckle down and turn great challenges into opportunities.

Are you with us?

Key figures*





Number of employees




doctorate or licentiate degree




different nationalities








of which domestic and international 
private sector customers




Total revenue, of which

284 M€

261 M€

254 M€

Net turnover

188 M€

165 M€

154.2 M€

Government grant 

89.1 M€

85 M€

85.1 M€

Other operating income

7.1 M€

11 M€

14.4 M€

Operating result

-1.1  M€

4.9 M€

14 M€

Comparable operating result

-681 k€

2.3 M€

7.3 M€

Result of the financial year

5.5 M€

4.4 M€

12.1 M€

Equity ratio




Turnover from abroad




Patent families




Greenhouse gas emissions, 
CO2 equivalent tons




Year of VTT’s establishment: 1942 
Owned by the Finnish state, steered by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

*VTT Group 2023.

Read more about VTT as a company and get to know our annual and sustainability reports.

Business operations

VTT’s research, development and innovation activities are divided into three business areas in which we develop solutions for companies and society. 

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Carbon neutral solutions

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Sustainable products and materials 

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Digital technologies

Corporate governance

VTT is a limited liability company that is fully owned by the Finnish state and operates under the ownership steering of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.

The annual general meeting is the highest decision making body of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.

Tasks of VTT Board include overseeing the implementation of the company’s strategy and being responsible for the profitability of operations.

Executive leadership team supports the CEO in decision-making. 


VTT’s core mission is to develop sustainable solutions for our customers and for society. We seek sustainable solutions to major social challenges with our customers and partners. We take the principles of sustainable development into account in all our research and service activities, reporting and internal operations. 

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The values and ethical norms that guide our work: 

Our values

  1. Respect
  2. Together
  3. Passion
  4. Forerunner

Our ethical norms

Impartiality | Credibility | Integrity | Responsibility

Our culture

Read more about our culture

Whistleblower channel

It is extremely important for us that our customers, partners and employees regard us as a reliable actor. We are using the Whistleblower notification channel for reporting suspected abuses. It allows us to become aware of any abuses and non-compliance with our guidelines and ensures that such issues are appropriately addressed.

Read about the data privacy and the instructions of our Whistleblower channel.

Our strategy

Our strategy is to help companies and society in solving global challenges by utilising science and technology. Our research is guided by global challenges: together with our customers and partners we develop solution for those. When our customers undertake new and sustainable business activities that contribute to a brighter future, we have succeeded.

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VTT’s impact

Working with VTT impacts our customers’ ability to create and scale up new, radical innovations and grow their business and international networks. In addition to impacting our customers, our efforts have a wider impact on society. Our research and development targets to build a more sustainable world.

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History of VTT

VTT was founded in wartime Finland in 1942. Our 80-year journey from the 1940s to the present day shows that science, technology and cooperation can turn even major societal challenges into opportunities for growth.

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