VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is a state owned and controlled non-profit limited liability company established by law and operating under the ownership steering of the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy.
VTT is an RTO whose activities are focused on three areas: Knowledge intensive products and services, Smart industry and energy systems, and Solutions for natural resources and environment. VTT is impactdriven and takes advantage from its wide multi technological knowledge base to strengthen Finnish and European industrial competitiveness. VTT can combine different technologies, produce information, upgrade technology knowledge, and create business intelligence and value added for its stakeholders.
VTT has a staff of 2054, net turnover in 2018 was 159,7M€ and other operational incomes were 81,2M€.
Over the years, VTT has gained vast experience from participation and coordination of numerous European projects including R&D Framework Programme projects and other thematic frameworks and programmes. VTT is ranked among the leading European RTOs. In December 2017, the European Commission has recognised VTT with the “HR Excellence in Research” award.
VTT is a forerunner in developing and applying novel microwave and millimetre wave antennas, circuits and modules to various applications. VTT has long experience in the development of technologies, components, circuits and sub-system modules from handset to sub-millimetre wave systems. We have several in-house technologies including Integrated Passive Devices (IPD), ferroelectric varactors, Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) resonators, RF Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and Low Temperature Co-Fired Ceramics (LTCC). We are applying these technologies ourselves and offering them for external
users as customer specific or Multi-Project Wafer (MPW) runs. VTT is also leading the millimetre wave laboratory of Finland – MilliLab, which is European Space Agency’s (ESA) external laboratory on millimetre waves. VTT has a strong competence in 5&5G wireless network research. One research topic in recent years has been the backhaul transport in E, W and D- band with highly directive antennas.
Main tasks in the project
VTT acts as the project coordinator and a leader of WP8 Project management. VTT main contribution is in WP3 in which VTT is a WP leader and the main contributor in design of antenna array with steering beam functionality. VTT contribute also in WP1 with architecture specifications, WP5 with in house mm waves integration technologies and WP7 with dissemination and exploitation results of the project.