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Publicly funded nuclear safety research improves safety

SAFIR2018, a publicly funded research programme on nuclear power plant safety, is halfway through its four-year span. At the interim seminar, organized on 23–24 March at Innopoli in Espoo, participants will examine the programme’s achievements to date.



Finnish company Spectral Engines snatches the EU's Food Scanner –category

Spectral Engines had a strong trust into their own innovation and boldly took part in the Food Scanner -competition organized by the EU. Spectral Engines' optical sensor technology originates from years of development done at VTT.



Transport systems face disruption by extreme weather – better risk management is needed

Extreme weather conditions due to climate change pose a new threat to ageing infrastructure. We need to be better prepared, according to a publication by the OECD’s International Transport Forum.



FocalSpec Oy receives funding of €3.5 million

Oulu-based FocalSpec Oy has received funding of €3.5 million for development work and to grow the business. Laser is currently the most widely used measuring technology in quality control.


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Publicly funded nuclear safety research improves safety

SAFIR2018, a publicly funded research programme on nuclear power plant safety, is halfway through its four-year span. At the interim seminar, organized on 23–24 March at Innopoli in Espoo, participants will examine the programme’s achievements to date.



Finnish company Spectral Engines snatches the EU's Food Scanner –category

Spectral Engines had a strong trust into their own innovation and boldly took part in the Food Scanner -competition organized by the EU. Spectral Engines' optical sensor technology originates from years of development done at VTT.



Transport systems face disruption by extreme weather – better risk management is needed

Extreme weather conditions due to climate change pose a new threat to ageing infrastructure. We need to be better prepared, according to a publication by the OECD’s International Transport Forum.



FocalSpec Oy receives funding of €3.5 million

Oulu-based FocalSpec Oy has received funding of €3.5 million for development work and to grow the business. Laser is currently the most widely used measuring technology in quality control.



VTT has developed stand-up pouches from renewable raw materials and nanocellulose

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has developed lightweight 100% bio-based stand-up pouches with high technical performance.



Environmentally friendly, almost electricity-free solar cooling – also serves as a heat pump

Demand and the need for cooling are growing as the effects of climate change intensify. VTT and German company ZAE Bayern have built an emission-free, solar-powered chiller; a pilot system has been tested in Finland and Germany.



VTT provides stepping stones towards the bioeconomy

The transition from fossil-based raw materials to renewables has already begun, and tomorrow’s bioeconomy is being created today.



Finnish firm, Dispelix, makes list of world’s most promising startups

VTT spin-off, Dispelix Oy, is the only Finnish company to have made it into the top 50 most promising startups. The company manufactures new-generation see-through-displays for augmented reality glasses.



New approach for matching production and consumption of renewable electricity promotes large-scale integration of solar and wind power

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is coordinating the BALANCE project, which brings together leading European research institutes in the field of electrochemical conversion.



Reboot Finland D.Day to boost Finland’s competitive edge

Tekes, CGI, Nokia, Finpro, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd and the Technology Industries of Finland are building together a new operation model, D.Day, to catalyst innovations.



New use for paper industry’s sludge and fly ash in plastics

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland examined, as part of the EU’s Reffibre project, whether new industrial applications could be developed for various types of sludge and fly ash generated by the paper and board industry.



Child’s vaccination data handily available via Kasvuseula service

Parents can now follow their tots’ vaccinations via the Kasvuseula online service, which provides analytical data on the child's growth.



Gamification motivates consumers to reduce power consumption peaks – pilot sites in Helsinki, Nice and Vienna

In collaboration with the international CITYOPT project, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed an energy planning tool for experts and an application for consumers.



VTT's vision of the era of smart and consumer-centric food production

We are moving into the era, where food production and digitalisation will merge to form a new food economy. The transition is already under way – led by consumers.



Mika Toikka appointed VP, Sales & Business Development

Mika Toikka, MSc (Tech), has been appointed as VTT’s Vice President, Sales and Business Development in Espoo from 13 February 2017.



Reactive lignin for reducing the environmental impacts of wood products

VTT has developed technology known as “CatLignin” to produce reactive lignin from pulp industry side streams to be used as a replacement for toxic phenol compounds in wood adhesives that are widely used in wood products and furniture.



CEO x 1 Day 2017: Student, spend a day with CEO Antti Vasara



VTT and CWC receive the first 5G equipment in Finland

Nokia has delivered the first radio equipment based on 5G technology to VTT and to CWC. The arrival of the new demo devices marks the continued long-lasting 5G test network cooperation between the network company Nokia and the research institutes.



Industrial maintenance is becoming knowledge work

Virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mobile social media will soon be part of everyday work for service technicians.



CIP Commendation to Miimu Airaksinen

​Smart Cities: VTT's Research Professor Miimu Airaksinen awarded


 

 


Publicly funded nuclear safety research improves safety

SAFIR2018, a publicly funded research programme on nuclear power plant safety, is halfway through its four-year span. At the interim seminar, organized on 23–24 March at Innopoli in Espoo, participants will examine the programme’s achievements to date.



Finnish company Spectral Engines snatches the EU's Food Scanner –category

Spectral Engines had a strong trust into their own innovation and boldly took part in the Food Scanner -competition organized by the EU. Spectral Engines' optical sensor technology originates from years of development done at VTT.



Transport systems face disruption by extreme weather – better risk management is needed

Extreme weather conditions due to climate change pose a new threat to ageing infrastructure. We need to be better prepared, according to a publication by the OECD’s International Transport Forum.



FocalSpec Oy receives funding of €3.5 million

Oulu-based FocalSpec Oy has received funding of €3.5 million for development work and to grow the business. Laser is currently the most widely used measuring technology in quality control.



VTT has developed stand-up pouches from renewable raw materials and nanocellulose

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has developed lightweight 100% bio-based stand-up pouches with high technical performance.



Environmentally friendly, almost electricity-free solar cooling – also serves as a heat pump

Demand and the need for cooling are growing as the effects of climate change intensify. VTT and German company ZAE Bayern have built an emission-free, solar-powered chiller; a pilot system has been tested in Finland and Germany.



VTT provides stepping stones towards the bioeconomy

The transition from fossil-based raw materials to renewables has already begun, and tomorrow’s bioeconomy is being created today.



Finnish firm, Dispelix, makes list of world’s most promising startups

VTT spin-off, Dispelix Oy, is the only Finnish company to have made it into the top 50 most promising startups. The company manufactures new-generation see-through-displays for augmented reality glasses.



New approach for matching production and consumption of renewable electricity promotes large-scale integration of solar and wind power

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is coordinating the BALANCE project, which brings together leading European research institutes in the field of electrochemical conversion.



New use for paper industry’s sludge and fly ash in plastics

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland examined, as part of the EU’s Reffibre project, whether new industrial applications could be developed for various types of sludge and fly ash generated by the paper and board industry.



Child’s vaccination data handily available via Kasvuseula service

Parents can now follow their tots’ vaccinations via the Kasvuseula online service, which provides analytical data on the child's growth.



Gamification motivates consumers to reduce power consumption peaks – pilot sites in Helsinki, Nice and Vienna

In collaboration with the international CITYOPT project, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed an energy planning tool for experts and an application for consumers.



VTT's vision of the era of smart and consumer-centric food production

We are moving into the era, where food production and digitalisation will merge to form a new food economy. The transition is already under way – led by consumers.



Mika Toikka appointed VP, Sales & Business Development

Mika Toikka, MSc (Tech), has been appointed as VTT’s Vice President, Sales and Business Development in Espoo from 13 February 2017.



Reactive lignin for reducing the environmental impacts of wood products

VTT has developed technology known as “CatLignin” to produce reactive lignin from pulp industry side streams to be used as a replacement for toxic phenol compounds in wood adhesives that are widely used in wood products and furniture.



Industrial maintenance is becoming knowledge work

Virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mobile social media will soon be part of everyday work for service technicians.



New design tools bring large-area LED products on the market with speed, quality and lower costs

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland develops novel LED light sources based on large, flexible and transparent substrates in collaboration with the Finnish companies Flexbright and Lighting Design Collective.



Salofa introduces a blue-green algae test developed by VTT and the University of Turku

Salofa Oy will commercialise the blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) test originally developed by the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the University of Turku.



Production of nitrogen, phosphorus and carbon from waste water

Municipal sewage and some industrial waste waters can be used as sources of carbon and nutrients much more effectively than they are today.



Jussi Ollila to start as Senior Vice President of Communications at VTT

M.Sc. (Soc.Sc.) Jussi Ollila will start his work as a member of the VTT Leadership Team responsible for communications and marketing.


 

 


Reboot Finland D.Day to boost Finland’s competitive edge

Tekes, CGI, Nokia, Finpro, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd and the Technology Industries of Finland are building together a new operation model, D.Day, to catalyst innovations.



CEO x 1 Day 2017: Student, spend a day with CEO Antti Vasara



VTT and CWC receive the first 5G equipment in Finland

Nokia has delivered the first radio equipment based on 5G technology to VTT and to CWC. The arrival of the new demo devices marks the continued long-lasting 5G test network cooperation between the network company Nokia and the research institutes.



CIP Commendation to Miimu Airaksinen

​Smart Cities: VTT's Research Professor Miimu Airaksinen awarded



VTTers appointed as Docents last year



Dissertation in production of hydrophobin fusion proteins in plant cell cultures

VTT’s Research Scientist Lauri Reuter presents his dissertation on production of hydrophobin fusion proteins in plant cell cultures at the University of Helsinki on 9th December 2016.



BioMensio Ltd is set to develop a novel handheld bio-screening sensor and associated services with €2.5 million funding



EU-Funded Project Showcases Innovation in Sustainable Manufacturing

​Helping European Manufacturers to Face Challenges of Rapidly Changing Markets



VTT to support Canadian research organizations in a major biorefinery project

VTT and Bioénergie La Tuque (BELT) have signed on September 7 a collaborative agreement, the main purpose of which is to lead to the installation of a biorefinery facility supplied with forest residues.



3D printing brings competitiveness to SMES – million euros in funding for Smart Machines and Manufacturing Centre

3D printing is part of the digital revolution and is transforming practices in the manufacturing sector.



First autonomous cars join traffic in Finland

​Trafi has granted test plates to three Finnish research organisations for the testing of autonomous cars in traffic.



TactoTek awarded EUR 2.5 Million EU Horizon 2020 grant to mass produce injection molded electronics

TactoTek, a leading manufacturer of 3D injection molded structural electronics (IMSE) solutions announced on June 15 that it has been named a recipient of a EUR 2.5 Million EU Horizon 2020 award



First test plant to produce fuel from solar power to be established in Finland

The Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland are together building a unique demo plant that will pilot the production of renewable fuels with solar power.



VTT and DTI signs cooperation agreement



VTT and Luxembourg Science and Technology Institute sign Memorandum of Understanding

The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) and VTT have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Thursday, May 13th, 2016 in Otaniemi.



Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia visited VTT's Bioruukki

​H.E. Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia Sir Peter Cosgrove and his delegation visited VTT's Bioruukki piloting centre on April 28, 2016.



Dispelix Ltd, the next generation Augmented Reality see-through display technology spins out and gets EUR 1.7 million fu

Dispelix Ltd, the maker of see-through lenses for Augmented Reality, announces today EUR 1.7 million funding round from Lifeline Ventures and VTT Ventures.



VTT and Japanese research organisation AIST continue co-operation

VTT and National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 9 March in Tokyo.



Prism Award for Spectral Engines Oy

Prism Award for VTT's spin-off company Spectral Engines.



VTT develops new use for brewer’s spent grain

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed more efficient ways of extracting useful substances – fats, sugars, peptides and phenolic compounds – from brewer’s spent grain (BSG).


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