VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd

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Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

5.5 Fte (13)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd   (VTT)

    EU Transparency Register

    549986317203-11 First registered on 08 May 2015

    Goals / Remit

    As a fully state-owned, non-profit organisation with a specific service mandate, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is part of Finland's innovation system and operates under the mandate of the Ministry of Economc Affairs and Employment and receives budget funding from the state. As an impartial non-profit Research and Technology Organisation (RTO) and with the national mandate and mission to support economic competitiveness, societal development and innovation, VTT carries out research and innovation activities for the needs of industry and knowledge-based society.

    Main EU files targeted

    Horizon Europe: Member of the national coordination group, with the task to advise the Finnish Government EU Affairs Department on sector-specific preparation of European Council meetings and on actions relating to institutional questions and general development of the EU.

    Structural Funds / RIS3: Member of the Coordination Committees (MYR) within Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council and Council of Oulu Region, with the task to develop and implement the regions' Smart Specialisation Strategy

    RDI policies on a broad basis: Member of EARTO European Association of Research and Technology Organisations


    Head Office
    Tekniikantie 21
    Espoo 02044-VTT - 1000
    EU Office
    Tekniikantie 21
    Espoo 02044-VTT - 1000


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 14 Jul 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Leena Sarvaranta 05 May 2020 05 May 2021
    Ms Leena Sarvaranta 30 Apr 2019 30 Apr 2020
    Mr Timo Haapalehto 30 Apr 2019 16 Apr 2020
    Ilmari Lastikka 30 Apr 2019 30 Apr 2020
    Mirka Laasonen 30 Apr 2019 30 Apr 2020
    Ms Leena Sarvaranta 25 May 2018 30 Apr 2019
    Lula Rosso 25 May 2018 25 May 2019
    Mirka Laasonen 25 May 2018 30 Apr 2019
    Ilmari Lastikka 17 May 2018 30 Apr 2019
    Lula Rosso 12 May 2017 09 May 2018
    Ms Leena Sarvaranta 12 May 2017 09 May 2018
    Lula Rosso 12 May 2017 08 May 2018
    Mirka Laasonen 05 May 2017 04 May 2018
    Ms Leena Sarvaranta 10 May 2016 03 May 2017
    Lula Rosso 04 May 2016 03 May 2017
    Mr Timo Haapalehto 04 May 2016 03 May 2017
    Ms Maria Holopainen 10 Jun 2015 04 May 2016
    Ms Leena Sarvaranta 06 Jun 2015 04 May 2016

    Complementary Information

    The number of persons expressed in % of working time is very difficult to estimate, as VTT personnel typically works in RDI grant based multi-project environments and communities, which are extensively networked across the EU. However, we have 3 persons whose main work is to take care of close follow-up of EU policies and programmes

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Think tanks and research institutions

  • Networking


    EARTO (European Association of Re-search and Technological Organisations) www.earto.eu
    EERA (European Energy Research Alliance),
    NUGENIA (The Nuclear Generation II & III Alliance)
    ETSON (European Technical Safety Organisations)
    Palvelualojen työnantajat PALTA ry
    Tutkimuslaitosten yhteenliittymä (TULANET)
    Puolustus- ja Ilmailuteollisuus PIA ry
    Women in Tech Network
    FIBS corporate responsibility network
    the Climate Leadership Coalition
    the Climate Partners

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year


    Major funding types in closed year

    Other, Public financing, EU funding

    Funding types "other" information

    Major contributions in closed year

    Contribution Government Grant (Finland) 83,800,000€
    Contribution Public RDI Programmes (Finland) 40,700,000€
    Contribution Industry 68,600,000€
    Contribution EU programmes 36,700,000€
    Contribution Other public funding 32,800,000€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Commission expert group on Policies & Programmes relevant to EU Space, Defence and Aeronautics Industry (SDA)#E03775#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3775 #Member #C#Academia/Research#SDA - Subgroup on Defence#SDA - Subgroup on Policies & Programmes relevant to EU Space Industry#Commission operational expert group of the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials #E03392#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3392 #Member #C#Academia/Research#Expert group on cooperative, connected, automated and autonomous mobility#E03657#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3657 #Observer #C#Academia/Research#Commission expert group "Industrial Forum"#E03743#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3743 #Member #C#Academia/Research

    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    Over the years, VTT has gained vast experience from participation and coordination of numerous European RDI projects. In 2014-2021, VTT was involved in 602 EU projects (433 within H2020). By July 2022, 101 new EU projects have been granted: 86 from Horizon Europe, 10 from Euratom, 5 from Digital Europe.
    Communication activities are held during the running of the project and as part of the following networks and associations:

    European Innovation Partnerships (EIP): Raw Materials, Smart Cities and Communities, Water

    European Industrial Alliances: Circular Plastic Alliance, Battery Alliance, Clean Hydrogen Alliance and Industrial Alliance for Processors and Semiconductors

    Institutionalized partnerships in Horizon Europe: Key Digital Technologies (KDT), Smart Networks and Services (SNS), High Performance Compu-ting (Euro HPC), European Metrology, Clean Hydrogen, SESAR3-ATM air traffic management, Circular Bio-based Europe (CBE), Food EIT, Raw Materials EIT, Manufacturing EIT.

    Co-programmed partnerships in Horizon Europe: MadeinEurope (MiE), Processes4Planet (P4P), Build4People (B4P), AI&Data&Robotics, Photon-ics, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM), Batteries, Zero-emission Waterborne Transport, and Global and Competitive Space Systems (2023)

    Co-funded partnerships in Horizon Europe: Clean Energy Transition (CET), Driving Urban Transition (DUT) and Sustainable food systems for People

    European Technology Platforms (ETP): several ETPs

    EERA, European Energy Research Alliance
    EARTO Policy Working Groups
    EARTO Security Working Group
    EARTO Med Tech Working Groups
    EARTO Space Working Group (soon EASTRO)
    EMIRI, Energy Materials Industrial Research Initiative
    NUGENIA, NUclear GENeration II & III Association
    ETSON, European Technical Safety Organisations Network

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    4 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    1 July 2024: We have noted that some meetings are appearing in duplicate, ie. some meetings seem to be listed twice. This seems to be because the Commission changes some element of a meeting data after the meeting has first been listed, which causes LobbyFacts to register it as a new meeting. We are investigating further.

    • Date 28 Feb 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject IRA package and GD Industrial Plan, EU Green Deal
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      • Daniel Mes (Cabinet member)
      • Diederik Samsom (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 28 Feb 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject European competitiveness and the Green Deal Industrial Plan
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      • Thomas Woolfson (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 30 Sep 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject meeting VTT board of directors on how Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) can help in the implementation of the EU industrial strategy, especially taking in consideration the new geopolitical situation
      DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      • Kerstin Jorna (Director-General)
    • Date 11 Jan 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject EU Innovation policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      • Jyrki Katainen (Vice-President)
      • Aura Salla (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
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