The key R&D aims of our business area are applications – which involve the versatile exploitation of digitalisation – for industry, healthcare and intelligent environments. Within these areas, we operate in global cooperation with domestic and international companies, providing services that cover the entire technology chain 'from chip to cloud'.
Our operations focus on information security solutions, telecommunications solutions for critical infrastructures, analysis methods for large data volumes, sensors and measurement solutions, and innovative nano, micro and printed manufacturing technology. Solutions for the industrial internet, digital health technology and the digitalisation of society are a particular focus area. Our metrology research explores precise measurement traceability solutions meeting the needs of industry, research and accredited laboratories. We champion a new type of market-oriented, 'from research into business' model.
Examples of research results
Spin-off company Dispelix Oy will commercialise a new display – developed by VTT – which brings visual information directly into
the user's field of vision, as a high-definition image on an eyeglass lens. This will enable smartglasses
to replace even smartphones or tablets, while still allowing users to see the world around them.
Functionality of smartphones into ordinary glasses
VTT is committed to improving the capacity of enterprises and organisations to respond to the
rising level of cyberthreats. For this purpose, VTT recently set up the Cyber War Room, where cybersecurity testing can be performed in a controlled environment, reliably and confidentially.
VTT Cyberlab reliably spots security vulnerabilities
VTT coordinates a large EU Horizon 2020 project on 5G network and system security and resilience.
5G-ENSURE follows an innovative "Security by Design" approach where 5G inherent security needs are understood and addressed by design. Standardization activities are also important part of the project.
5G networks and systems secure and trustworthy
Finland’s first 5G test network
VTT has developed a new high-volume production method for
hot embossing microscopic
channel structures onto large
areas of plastic film at a low cost for use, for example, in wearable technology and cosmetic
applications. One of VTT's goals is to engineer a smart fabric adjustable with a mobile app for controlling the wearer's temperature.
Smart fabric provides “air conditioning” for the wearer
VTT has developed a miniature gas sensor that can be connected to mobile devices. Gas measurements made with smartphones will make activities such as the detection of internal air problems easier. In addition, sleep quality will be measurable with greater precision, using mobile healthcare applications which gauge carbon dioxide quantities.
Scientists developed a miniature gas sensor for mobile devices
Scientists at VTT have developed a prototype of a tree that harvests solar energy from its surroundings - whether indoors or outdoors -
stores it and turns it into electricity
to power small devices such as
mobile phones, humidifiers, thermometers and LED light bulbs. The technology can also be used to harvest kinetic energy from the environment.
Solar power from energy-harvesting trees – Watch the video!
Based on OLED technology and implemented by means of a printing machine, this method developed by VTT provides an opportunity to create patterned and flexible light-emitting surfaces on advertising displays, info signs and lighting fixtures, for instance. The method also enables transparent smart surfaces to be attached to window panels or packaging.
VTT has developed a large-surface light-emitting plastic film
The international UNISONO project, coordinated by VTT, supports the future human missions to Mars. A new communication solution allows orbiting space station in outer space to maintain uninterrupted contact with robots working on the surface of a planet. The technology also has potential industrial applications, such as to reduce lags and jitters in mobile gaming.
VTT’s project supports the future human missions to Mars