VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)
VTT, the Technical Research Centre of Finland, is impartial non-profit expert organisation acting independently in respect of its customers. The objectives of VTT are to create high level scientific and techno-economic knowledge and know-how and to generate technology and innovations for industry and society.
VTT, the Technical Research Centre of Finland, is impartial non-profit expert organisation acting independently in respect of its customers. The objectives of VTT are to create high level scientific and techno-economic knowledge and know-how and to generate technology and innovations for industry and society. The Research Centre improves its clients’ technological and economical competitiveness and promotes socio-political planning and execution.
VTT develops and manages strategic research activities in the interest of the Finnish economy and society and thereby helps create the prerequisites for sustainable growth, employment and well-being. These research activities are planned and implemented as multi-year, coordinated research and innovation programmes. In 2011, VTT’s turnover was 280 million €, with personnel of 2800. VTT receives third of its total income directly from the Finnish government. This allows VTT to carry out the high-risk strategic research necessary to generate the knowledge and know-how required for fulfilling its public mandate.
VTT is the largest public multitechnological applied research organisation in Finland and Northern Europe. VTT’s technological focus areas are applied materials; bio and chemical processes; energy; information and communication technologies; industrial systems; microtechnologies and electronics; and services and the built environment. VTT is transdisciplinary in its overall approach to research and development.
VTT has 70 years of experience in addressing the needs of industry and the knowledge-based society. VTT has a vast experience of two decades working in various EU projects as a partner and as a coordinator. In 2011 alone, VTT was involved in 322 EU-funded research projects. VTT is ranked among the leading European research and technology organisations and is committed to responsible collaboration for achieving the EU 2020 goals.
The nanosafety research at VTT is mainly focussed on exposure assessment of airborne particles and environmental safety i.e. ecotoxicology. In MARINA VTT is the leader of WP 15 on Monitoring and task leader of Task 6.3 on Evaluation of protocols for workplace exposure measurement surveys.