Identified technologies include materials and sensors that are critical across Saab’s product portfolio. While Saab and VTT have been working together for a number of years, the recently signed agreement further strengthens this cooperation. Planned activities include bilateral research projects and joint participation in European research projects.
The collaboration further strengthens Saab’s research and development in Finland, where the cornerstones have been the strategic research partnership with Aalto University and the R&D center, Saab Technology Center, in Tampere.
“We can see that VTT has an excellent portfolio of critical technologies with a great match with Saab’s business. We are also very impressed by the great can-do attitude among the VTT researchers. Through the collaboration with VTT, Saab will further strengthen its cutting-edge technological expertise in sensors and materials. Our sensor and material technology is top class, and we want to remain continuously ahead in the field,” said Saab CTO Pontus de Laval.
“The co-operation with Saab, one of the world leading security and defense companies, is an excellent opportunity for us as an international co-operation provides us with an opportunity to further develop our defense technology capabilities,” said VTT CEO Antti Vasara.