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Create an edge in your market with world class R&D services
Finland is one of the most research intensive countries in the world. A Unique feature of Otaniemi is the intense cooperation between companies and research organizations. Much of this consortium-based R&D is eligible for substantial public sector financial support, up to 50% and more. Finnish researchers are on the cutting edge of development in a number of fields, including of course ICT, nano technologies, environmental technologies, neural networks, low-temperature physics, brain research, life sciences, forestry and forest product development.
Otaniemi offers a wide range of services for outsourcing research and development in many areas of technology. The services are by world class reseach centers and organizations in the Otaniemi area:
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is the biggest multitechnological applied 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 substantial range of world class technologies and applied research services thus improving its clients' competitiveness and competence.
Through its international scientific and technology network, VTT can produce information, upgrade technology knowledge, create business intelligence and value added to its stakeholders.
VTT is a part of the Finnish innovation system under the domain of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy. VTT is a non-profit-making research organisation. VTT has ISO9001:2008 certificate.
VTT operates in VTT Group structure starting January 1, 2010. The new structure strengthens VTT’s position in domestic and international research markets and improves the efficiency and effectiveness of VTT operations. VTT Group consists of VTT research and development, business solutions, strategic research, IP business, and Group services and VTT Group companies VTT Expert Services Ltd, VTT International Ltd and VTT Ventures Ltd. The companies offer expert, testing, certification and product approval services, services for boosting VTT's international networking and business as well as spin-off activities.
- Turnover: VTT Group 292 M€ (31.12.2010)
- Personnel: VTT Group 3,167 (1.1.2011)
- President & CEO: Erkki KM Leppävuori
- Established: 1942
VTT’s services cover all key stages of the customer’s innovation process. Our aim is to increase the competitiveness of our customers’ businesses, promote the creation of new business, and improve and speed up the productivity of R&D.
We offer our customers access to our cross-disciplinary technological and business expertise, unique research infrastructure, and comprehensive partnership networks. Customized solutions are created in close co-operation with the customer.
On the following pages you can view descriptions of VTT's service categories and find out how our services could enhance your competitiveness. Contact us for your tailored solution.
Technology and business foresight
Product and service development
- IPR and licensing
- VTT Expert Services Ltd - Assessments, testing, certifications and inspections
Innovation and technology management
Aalto – an internationally unique concept
Established in 2010, the Aalto University is a new university with centuries of experience. The Aalto University was created from the merger of three Finnish universities: The Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki University of Technology and The University of Art and Design Helsinki. Aalto University School of Science and Technology has been divided into four new schools starting from 1st of January 2011. The six schools of Aalto University are all leading and renowned institutions in their respective fields and in their own right.
The combination of six schools opens up new possibilities for strong multi-disciplinary education and research. The new university's ambitious goal is to be one of the leading institutions in the world in terms of research and education in its own specialized disciplines.
An attractive environment for learning and research
The Aalto University is strongly future-oriented while, at the same time, building on the combined 300-year-history of three highly regarded universities. Only the best students and researchers are admitted to study and conduct research at the Aalto University.
A student-centered culture that encourages people to passionately learn new things will be fostered at Aalto University. The new university will provide high-quality research and education and create an internationally attractive environment for learning and research.
The Aalto University will focus its research on major global issues. New research environments often evolve into larger research programs or units through themes that require a cross-disciplinary approach.
Aalto University's Research
A University of Excellence in Education and Research
Research at Aalto
The strength of Aalto University research is based on the collaboration and individual areas of expertise of the six leading schools in their respective fields, the School of Economics, the School of Art and Design, and the four Schools of Technology: School of Engineering, School of Chemical Technology, School of Science, School of Electrical Engineering. A solid expertise in economics, arts and design and technology allows the University to carry out world-class multidisciplinary research in active cooperation with the surrounding society.
The University activities are based on long-term basic research and artistic activities as well as on high-quality teaching. Aalto University wants to enhance its expertise in all its areas of specialization and eventually rank among the top universities in the world.
In both research and artistic activities, Aalto University invests in its current strong points as well as in new combinations of the different areas of expertise of its schools. The University wants to realize the full potential of its multidisciplinary profile and to tackle pressing global issues through fresh ways of cooperation.
Research focus areas
The most important focus areas of research at Aalto University are computational science and modeling, materials research, design, and ICT and media.
Aalto University carries out research on three campuses, 36 departments and several separate research institutes.
The Design Factory, the Media Factory and the Service Factory are platforms combining the expertise of the different Aalto University schools.
The international research assessment exercise of Aalto University was carried out in 2009, on the brink of the launch of the new University.
The project uses modern neuroimaging methods to examine social interaction, decision-making and the effect of cinema on the human mind.
The latest research news on the three campuses.
Micronova - Centre for Micro and Nanotchnology
Micronova, is a unique center for the design, development and fabrication of micro- and nanosystems. Micronova is also an official National Research Infrastructure since 2008.
Our mission is to develop innovative, enabling technologies, and by working closely with industry use these new possibilities in practical and commercial applications and systems.
Our expert areas of applications include sensors based on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), optical and wireless sensors, wireless communications and photonics systems, biosensors and fluidistics, nano and quantum devices, and millimeter wave and optical instruments for space applications.
Micronova's modern facilities, completed in 2002, include 2600 m2 of cleanrooms and processing lines for silicon BiCMOS, MEMS, III-V optoelectronics and thin film devices. In addition, Micronova houses extensive laboratories for electrical and optical measurements and various types of materials characterisation.
About 360 researcher work at Micronova from VTT, Aalto University School of Science and Technology, and from several companies. Micronova contains all parts of the micro-nano innovation chain, from developing basic research and technologies to prototype development, and small scale manufacturing. Most of our R&D is done in close cooperation with our partners at universities, research institutes and companies both in and outside Finland. Our services and facilities are flexibly available to users from outside the centre.
Furthermore, teaching is an integral and important part of Micronova's activities. Courses in micro- technology, nanotechnology and photonics are offered for both undergraduate and graduate students.
Micronova is located in the Otaniemi Technology Campus in the City of Espoo, Finland. With over 5000 researchers, Otaniemi is one of the leading Technology Parks in Europe, and the home of the two leading technical research and education organisations in Finland, VTT and TKK. In addition, several other research centres and 170 high-tech companies are located in Otaniemi.