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The spearhead and major innovation programmes

Future-focused challenges central to Finland’s economy and society have been chosen as topics for the spearhead and innovation programmes. VTT has the potential for resolving these challenges through finding significant technological solutions and producing genuine innovations. Research impacts are increased by directing innovative research to commercially exploitable focus areas. Customers and research partners are included in the innovation process at an early stage. 


Spearhead programmes:

Bioeconomy Transformation
Productivity Leap with Internet of Things (IoT)
Smart Mobility Integrated with Low Carbon Energy





Major innovation programmes:

Intelligent Energy Grids
Multidisciplinary and Multiscale Design
Arctic and Cold Climate Solutions
Critical Technologies Towards 5G
Personalised Health and Wellbeing
Human Driven Design – “Design for Life”
Safe and Sustainable Nuclear Energy
Mineral Economy

Additional information

Anne-Christine Ritschkoff
Executive Vice President, Strategic Research
+358 20 722 5546