TFT Turku Future Technologies links universities and companies together

Turku Future Technologies is a research, development and innovation network that serves the various needs of the technology industry. Our team responsible for the TFT service formulates the needs arising in SMEs into research questions and finds the right experts from the network of eight universities. Once the right people have been found, your company can develop its competitiveness by buying product, production, business and expertise development from Finnish research organisations of international standard.

The services of the nimble TFT team are free of charge. The services primarily benefit companies based in Turku and Southwest Finland, but the services are also available nationwide. TFT’s services have been used by nearly 120 technology industry companies in Southwest Finland.

Mediator of research, development and innovation services

TFT serves companies e.g. with

  • research and development projects
  • training needs
  • project work
  • theses and practical training
  • formulating of information search and analyses, and search for experts

Five cities, eight universities

The TFT service is maintained by the cities of Turku, Rauma, Salo, Uusikaupunki and Forssa. Companies have access to the expertise of eight Finnish universities:

  • Aalto University
  • Lappeenranta University of Technology
  • University of Oulu
  • Tampere University of Technology
  • Turku University of Applied Sciences
  • University of Turku
  • Novia University of Applied Sciences
  • Åbo Akademi University

Please note that TFT also opens up a valuable recruitment channel for companies. Around 2,300 new experts graduate annually from the universities in the network.

Contact us!

If you are interested in improving the competitiveness of your company, contact us and challenge us! Start by filling out the TFT business needs form and returning it to Sofia Tuominen of the TFT team.

In the TFT team your company is also served by R&D Manager Karri Mikkonen. In the Rauma region the contact person is Business Service Manager Heikki M. Nurmi ( or 050 5932 658).

Contact and challenge us!
Sofia Tuominen
Account Manager,
Turku Future Technologies
+358 44 295 7767
Karri Mikkonen
Research and Development Manager,
Turku Future Technologies
+358 44 907 5207