291 invention disclosures and 20 software notifications
Total patents and patent applications nearly 1,300
At 31 December 2013 VTT Ventures Ltd was a shareholder in 20 companies founded
on the basis of VTT technology
Publications totalled 1,750, of which scientific articles accounted for 620
(36%) and conference presentations 500 (28%), 100 publications appeared in
Approximately 1,800 publications yearly, 60% of them scientific articles and
Since 1943 more than 7,000 publications have appeared in VTT's own series, of
which 1,700 are available as a web version
Impact of VTT’s projects
Share of survey respondents who had this benefit as their goal in their VTT
project and felt that the benefit was generated in the project:
95% reported that their knowledge base and expertise had improved.
thought that a VTT project had promoted networking.
89% believed that
a VTT project had speeded up or otherwise improved research and development
78% confirmed that new products, services or processes were
76% believed that a VTT project had contributed positively
towards the opening up of new business opportunities.
75% said that a
VTT project had promoted their marketing.
73% reported that their
competitiveness had improved.
68% said that a new business concept or
a new earnings model was created.
57% reported that a whole new
technology was adopted.
Taloustutkimus Oy, VTT customer survey, 2013
VTT's Vice President, Research, Tatu Koljonen has been appointed a member of
the EU Commission's CONNECT Advisory Forum for ICT Research and Innovation
(CAF). DG CONNECT, the European Commission Directorate General for
Communications, Networks, Content and Technology, channels funding for the
Horizon 2020 programme to ICT research and innovation, while CAF shapes the
EU's priorities in this area. Koljonen has also been appointed to a joint body
established by the EU and China tasked with strengthening and coordinating
innovation between the two countries.
The European Association of Research and Technology Organisations EARTO has
awarded VTT an innovation prize for technology work behind an allergy vaccine.
VTT patented technology helps the human body to develop resistance to
The Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion has chosen DSc Marja
Matinmikko, Senior Scientist at VTT, as the winner of the 2013 Young
Researcher of the Year award. Matinmikko conducts research on the radio
spectrum of mobile communication systems and on spectrum sharing.
Petri Mononen has gained recognition from the European Commission through the
iMobility Award for his outstanding contribution to the adoption of
The Building Information Foundation RTS has recognised the lifetime
achievements of VTT architect Pekka Lahti through its RAKEVA award.
The 2012 VTT Award was presented to John Kettle for the development and
promotion of internationalisation in support of VTT's strategy.
Satu Helynen was appointed as Finland's ambassador for clean energy in the CEM
network for promoting the adoption of cleantech.
The Finnish Society for Innovation Journalism Finjo has awarded VTT's Manager,
External Communications, Sakari Sohlberg an Innovation Stone in recognition of
his work on communicating technology to the media.
The Smart Urban Spaces project coordinated by VTT received an Award of
Excellence in the category 'Exploitation' at the ITEA and ARTEMIS Co-Summit
VTT's ESiP project received the annual ENIAC JU Innovation Award for the high
quality and reliability of its project applications.
According to the Finnish Science Barometer 2013, published by the Finnish
Society for Scientific Information, VTT is the most trusted research
organisation in Finland.