Marja Toivonen, the former chair and a current board member of FSA is the winner of the 2013 VTT Award. This award is presented annually for outstanding individual performance. Emphasis in 2013 was on knowledge sharing at VTT.
Marja Toivonen is a Research Professor in the field of service innovations and service business models. She has significantly promoted the development of VTT know-how, information sharing and visibility and effectiveness both domestically and internationally. This work has affected the operation of a very wide researcher group in an exceptionally positive way. Toivonen’s work has led to new strategically significant openings at VTT and has brought along economically significant projects. Toivonen has also actively guided young researchers and contributed to international researcher exchange.