Co-Creation Manager, Innovation Support, Digital Technologies Business Area

Are you interested in collaboration of new technology possibilities and looking for a new job opportunity? Would you like to create new project possibilities with superb colleagues who are top experts in their field? VTT might be just the place for you. 

VTT is one of the leading applied research organisations in Europe. What unites us are curiosity, a passion for learning and a purpose: to solve the biggest challenges of our time and turn them into sustainable growth and well-being. Our cross-disciplinary community of over 2000 brilliant minds is focused on creating impact through science-based innovation. Get to know us further by exploring VTT’s research infra at VTT World

We are now looking for Co-Creation Manager, Innovation Support, to join our Business Development team at Digital Technologies Business Area.

Digital Technologies business area is focusing on developing breakthrough technologies and turning them on new functional solutions for safety, security, resiliency, health and wellbeing. Our research areas are Microelectronics and Quantum Technologies; Sensing Solutions; Safe and Connected Society; Foresight and Data Economy; and National metrology institute VTT.

As a Co-Creation manager, Innovation Support, you are responsible of supporting our Business Area in Business Finland related activities by sparring and guiding projects and project managers in their funding application processes. In addition, your goal is to activate and facilitate collaboration networks and companies and to support commercialization actions in projects. The location of the position is in Espoo, Tampere or Oulu.

As Co-Creation Manager, Innovation Support

You are responsible for Business Finland co-innovation support activities by:

  • actively networking and building co-operation between companies, VTT and Business Finland
  • contacting companies and sharing information  
  • facilitating collaboration in the consortiums
  • following Business Finland funding rules & gathering silent knowledge
  • sharing best practices and personal guidance for the project preparation teams
  • supporting the relevant companies in application process
  • influencing relevant stakeholders

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for a person who is highly interested in the research activities and wants to collaborate together with the industry towards new inventions and businesses. To succeed in the position you have:

  • strong background in working for several years with one or several of our key technologies like Quantum Computing, Microelectronics, Imaging or Communication technologies.
  • gained several years of working experience in relevant industrial or research fields.
  • worked with research projects and their preparations or you have experience of supporting related activities.
  • have the ability to identify growth opportunities, build collaboration with different stakeholders
  • have university degree in a relevant field
  • you possess excellent presentation and communication skills in Finnish and English. 

We see participation and execution of Business Finland and/ or other instance supported and funded projects and project preparations as an advantage.

As a person, we hope that you are:

  • You are effective in building relationships and collaboration with different stakeholders.
  • You have marketing oriented mind-set and you like to work with people with supporting and energetic attitude.
  • You are a persistent person with long-term focus towards your goals.

With VTT, you’ll enjoy:

  • Visionary work in technology. We offer positions at the cutting-edge of technology and engineering from next generation microelectronics and quantum technology to automation and robotics, energy systems and more. Our research agenda is dedicated to creating sustainable growth by solving systemic and technological challenges, so your work will go towards creating real, positive impact. Read more about our strategy – the path of exponential hope.
  • Fascinating projects, excellent research environment. Our researchers get to work on a combination of cutting-edge academic research and applied customer projects, both locally and internationally. At VTT, you’ll have state-of-the-art research facilities at your disposal, such as Micronova, the Finnish research infrastructure for micro-, nano- and quantum technologies.  
  • Great career opportunities, superb colleagues. At VTT, excellence in research is a strategic priority. We offer long-term positions and stable career paths in top-level research. People tend to stay with us over 10 years since there are always new roles and responsibilities to grow into. Collaborating in a cross-disciplinary community with superb colleagues is a source of learning, inspiration, and fun.
  • Support for your well-being. Our people are our main asset, so we take good care of them. We aim to nurture great team spirit and leadership and offer versatile well-being services to enable a good work–life balance. On top of 6 weeks of paid holidays, we offer exercise and culture benefits, hobby clubs, and voluntary well-being services such as meditation programmes and trainings on cognitive ergonomics.

Apply now and join our community of brilliant minds!

Please send your CV and application with your salary request via our recruitment system as soon as possible but at the latest by 23 January 2022. We will process applications as they come in, and fill in the position as soon as we find the right candidate.

Interested and want to know more?

For further information, please contact Jukka Jaatinen, Head of Business Development,, by phone (+358 400 688914) on 13th of January at 14-15 or on 20th of January 22 at 10-11.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Employment type: Full-time, permanent


VTT is a visionary research, development and innovation partner. We drive sustainable growth and tackle the biggest global challenges of our time and turn them into growth opportunities. We go beyond the obvious to help the society and companies to grow through technological innovations. We have over 75 years of experience of top-level research and science-based results. VTT´s turnover and other operating income is 258 M€. VTT is at the sweet spot where innovation and business come together.

VTT – beyond the obvious.

Location: Otaniemi, Espoo


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