VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd (VTT), is a state owned and controlled non-profit limited liability company established by law. The Ministry of Employment and the Economy is responsible for state ownership steering. In 2015, VTT’s turnover was 279 million €, with highly educated personnel of 2400. Within Horizon 2020, VTT aims at renewal of European industrial value chains and strengthening of dynamic ecosystems addressing Societal Challenges. In 2014 alone, VTT was involved in 471 EU-funded research projects. Ranked among the leading European RTOs, VTT is committed to responsible collaboration for achieving the Europe 2020 goals by networking with Finnish and European actors in the global context.
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 MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) and Low Temperature Co-Fired Ceramics (LTCC). We are applying these technologies ourselves and also 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 and W- band with highly directive antennas
Main Tasks in the Project
VTT acts as the project coordinator and a leader of WP7 Project management. VTT main contribution is directed to WP3 in which VTT is a WP leader and the main contributor in design of antennas with steering beam functionality. VTT contribute also in WP1 with architecture specifications, WP4 with in house mm waves integration technologies and WP6 with dissemination and exploitation results of the project