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The renewed structure of VTT improves R & D service offering in the field of Remote Sensing

VTT is an impartial expert organisation employing approximately 2700
staff members. Its objective is to develop new technologies, create new
innovations and value added thus increasing customer‘s competencies.
With its know how VTT produces research, development, testing and
information services to public sector and companies as well as
international organisations.

VTT renewed its operating models and structures from the beginning
of 2006 in order to implement the strategy better. This means striving
for functioning closer to customers and being a partner for them,
having better knowledge of customer’s market and recognising business
development opportunities.
VTT’s technology
operations are based on the R&D process, which consist of 45
knowledge centres. A separate Business solutions operation serves key
Strategic research operation concentrates
on the development of new technologies and competences. Testing,
analyses and certification is handled by Expert services. The new
operations model opens up a chance to participate in the customer‘s
business through Business solutions function, which also manages and
develops actively VTT’s patent portfolio.
The new structure makes it possible to
serve domestic and foreign customers even better in the field of earth
observation that is among the core competence areas of VTT. We are
specialized in the development of science based value added products
for forestry, environment, and natural disasters. The product
development includes the whole value adding chain from data
pre-processing, management, analysis and delivery. Optical and radar
data have an equal weight in our R &D.
Present projects include participation in the GSE Forest Monitoring as
a service provider for French government and environment monitoring
system Envimon. In the Envimon project six applications are developed
for the environmental monitoring. The applications use a common
software framework, which makes the development work effective
including future expansion of the system. The modular structure of
Envimon follows the web services concept.
Additional information
Tuomas Häme
Research Professor
+358 20 722 6282
(Credits VTT)