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VTT in brief

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is the biggest multitechnological contract research organisation in Northern Europe. VTT provides high-end technology solutions and innovation services. From its wide knowledge base, VTT can combine different technologies, create new innovations and a wide range of world class technologies and applied research services, thus improving its clients’ competitiveness and competence. Through its international scientific and technology networks, VTT can produce information, upgrade technology knowledge, and create business intelligence and value added for its stakeholders.

Turnover 274 M€ (not including VTT companies)
Turnover of VTT Group 292 M€ (2010)
Employees of VTT Group 3,167 (1.1.2011)
Erkki KM Leppävuori, President & CEO 

VTT’s key technology fields

Applied materials
• Nano- and functional materials
• Novel bio-based materials
• Packaging materials and composites
• Materials in energy and machinery
• Materials in the built environment
• Water and environment

Bio- and chemical processes
• Biomass refining and sustainable chemistry
• Fibre processes
• Food systems design
• Biotechnology for health
• ICT for health
• Industrial biotechnology

• Nuclear energy
• Combustion and gasification technology, emission control
• Bioenergy
• Energy and emissions in transport
• Distributed energy, fuel cells and wind power
• Energy in forest industry
• Energy systems, economy and climate change

Information and communication technologies
• Cognitive radio and interoperable networks
• Information security
• Distributed product platforms and services
• Global software development, technology and business
• Ubiquitous and social computing
• Modelling, simulation and visualization

Industrial systems
• Operations research
• Human technology interaction
• Machine and vehicle technology
• Manufacturing systems and networks
• Industrial management
• Systems engineering
• Technology, business and innovations
• New production methods

Microtechnologies and electronics
• Photonic solutions
• Printed intelligence
• Life sciences and electronics
• Micro- and nanosystems

Services and the built environment
• Service science and service business
• Safety and security
• ICT and processes in the built environment
• Performance of buildings and districts
• Transportation systems and telematics

Business research
• Innovation management
• Foresight
• Global product, production, service and business concepts, delivery chains
• Business technologies
• Innovations and innovation systems


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