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23.08.2017
Digital Society

VTT and Fläkt Woods have developed an intelligent flow sensor for demand - controlled ventilation

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Fläkt Woods Oy have developed a flow sensor which enables ventilation to adapt to actual demand, thereby improving indoor air quality and energy efficiency.
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22.08.2017

A disposable alcohol test reveals whether you are fit to drive within two minutes

The Finnish company Goodwiller has launched a rapid alcohol test it has developed in collaboration with VTT that measures the blood alcohol content from saliva.
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17.08.2017
Bioeconomy

VTT developed cold-tolerant yeast strains for cider and wine makers to improve product quality

VTT developed cold-tolerant yeast strains for cider and wine makers to improve product quality. The new cold-tolerant hybrid strains developed by VTT enable fermentation at lower and higher temperatures than before.
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14.08.2017
Smart Industry

Fundamentals of water repellency revealed at VTT

Principal Scientist of VTT, Dr. Lasse Makkonen has explained the frictional mechanism that resists the motion of drops on inclined surfaces and when affected by wind drag, and developed a theory.

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23.08.2017 Topicals

Invitation for companies to digitalise forest industry with Siemens, VTT and Spinverse

Siemens, VTT and Spinverse invite partners to build an open innovation ecosystem for forest industry digitalization. 23.08.2017 Press release

VTT and Fläkt Woods have developed an intelligent flow sensor for demand - controlled ventilation

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Fläkt Woods Oy have developed a flow sensor which enables ventilation to adapt to actual demand, thereby improving indoor air quality and energy efficiency. 22.08.2017 Press release

A disposable alcohol test reveals whether you are fit to drive within two minutes

The Finnish company Goodwiller has launched a rapid alcohol test it has developed in collaboration with VTT that measures the blood alcohol content from saliva. 17.08.2017 Press release

VTT developed cold-tolerant yeast strains for cider and wine makers to improve product quality

VTT developed cold-tolerant yeast strains for cider and wine makers to improve product quality. The new cold-tolerant hybrid strains developed by VTT enable fermentation at lower and higher temperatures than before. 14.08.2017 Press release

Fundamentals of water repellency revealed at VTT

Principal Scientist of VTT, Dr. Lasse Makkonen has explained the frictional mechanism that resists the motion of drops on inclined surfaces and when affected by wind drag, and developed a theory.14.08.2017 Press release

VTT to develop intelligent transport systems in cooperation with ITS Russia

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd and ITS Russia have signed a partnership agreement concerning the development of intelligent transport systems (ITS). 08.08.2017 Press release

VTT develops use of berry seeds in cosmetics

The husks of berry seeds have properties worth using in cosmetics to prevent the growth of harmful microbes. VTT has developed a method of recovering active substances from seed husks. 27.07.2017 Press release

Aalto-1 satellite sends first image - the camera developed by VTT

The photograph was taken with the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland developed hyperspectral camera's secondary camera.19.07.2017 Press release

Protein produced with electricity to alleviate world hunger

​A batch of single-cell protein has been produced by using electricity and carbon dioxide in a joint study by the Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 07.07.2017 Press release

Spinnova partnering with the world’s leading eucalyptus pulp producer Fibria

Spinnova Ltd has started long term partnership with Fibria, Brazilian forestry company and the world’s leading producer of eucalyptus pulp from planted forests. Through this investment Fibria is Spinnova’s new minor shareholder and board member. 03.07.2017 Press release

Porous, moisture-absorbent rye products excellent at maintaining satiety

Rye products are known to be more effective in maintaining satiety compared to other foods such as wheat products. Tests conducted by the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland indicate that the structure of the rye food also makes a big difference.29.06.2017 Topicals

VTT applies for licence from the Council of State to decommission a research reactor

​VTT submitted an application for licence from the Council of State to decommission a research reactor. 27.06.2017 Press release

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and JSC TENEX strengthen cooperation

On the 20th of June 2017, within the framework of the business program of the IX International Forum ATOMEXPO 2017, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed.26.06.2017 Press release

VTT's miniature hyperspectral camera launched to space in Aalto-1 satellite

VTT’s small and lightweight hyperspectral camera was successfully launched to space in Aalto-1 nanosatellite on 23rd of June 2017. 21.06.2017 Topicals

VTT spin-off TactoTek collaborate with DuPont to support growing in-mold electronics market

​DuPont and TactoTek, a leading designer and producer of injection molded electronics (IME) solutions, announced on 21 June, 2017 they are collaborating to meet the growing demand for IME solutions.19.06.2017 Press release

VTT develops new solutions for testing autonomous ship navigation systems

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is developing safe steering for the remote-monitored and controlled autonomous ships of the future. The new technology has been developed for navigation systems and ship autopilots, which steer ships automatically14.06.2017 Press release

VTT method accelerates the development of microelectronics in three dimensions

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed the unique PillarHall test structures to accelerate the market entry of three-dimensional, small, efficient and low-power but high-performance electronic components. 13.06.2017 Press release

Finland has the world’s most energy-saving supermarket – half of the energy it consumes is solar in origin

Under VTT's leadership, Finland has the world's most energy-efficient supermarket, which consumes only 40% of the energy of a normal grocery store.12.06.2017 Press release

Artificial intelligence to assist in the treatment of heart patients

The University of Tampere and TAYS Heart Hospital use artificial intelligence technologies developed by VTT in the home care of heart patients. 09.06.2017 Press release

Finnish demo plant produces renewable fuel from carbon dioxide captured from the air

Soletair demo plant developed by VTT and Lappeenranta University of Technology uses carbon dioxide to produce renewable fuels and chemicals. The aim is to demonstrate the technical performance of the process.

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23.08.2017 Digital Society

VTT and Fläkt Woods have developed an intelligent flow sensor for demand - controlled ventilation

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Fläkt Woods Oy have developed a flow sensor which enables ventilation to adapt to actual demand, thereby improving indoor air quality and energy efficiency. 22.08.2017

A disposable alcohol test reveals whether you are fit to drive within two minutes

The Finnish company Goodwiller has launched a rapid alcohol test it has developed in collaboration with VTT that measures the blood alcohol content from saliva. 17.08.2017 Bioeconomy

VTT developed cold-tolerant yeast strains for cider and wine makers to improve product quality

VTT developed cold-tolerant yeast strains for cider and wine makers to improve product quality. The new cold-tolerant hybrid strains developed by VTT enable fermentation at lower and higher temperatures than before. 14.08.2017 Smart Industry

Fundamentals of water repellency revealed at VTT

Principal Scientist of VTT, Dr. Lasse Makkonen has explained the frictional mechanism that resists the motion of drops on inclined surfaces and when affected by wind drag, and developed a theory.14.08.2017 Digital Society

VTT to develop intelligent transport systems in cooperation with ITS Russia

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd and ITS Russia have signed a partnership agreement concerning the development of intelligent transport systems (ITS). 08.08.2017 Bioeconomy

VTT develops use of berry seeds in cosmetics

The husks of berry seeds have properties worth using in cosmetics to prevent the growth of harmful microbes. VTT has developed a method of recovering active substances from seed husks. 27.07.2017 Digital Society

Aalto-1 satellite sends first image - the camera developed by VTT

The photograph was taken with the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland developed hyperspectral camera's secondary camera.19.07.2017 Bioeconomy

Protein produced with electricity to alleviate world hunger

​A batch of single-cell protein has been produced by using electricity and carbon dioxide in a joint study by the Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 07.07.2017 Bioeconomy

Spinnova partnering with the world’s leading eucalyptus pulp producer Fibria

Spinnova Ltd has started long term partnership with Fibria, Brazilian forestry company and the world’s leading producer of eucalyptus pulp from planted forests. Through this investment Fibria is Spinnova’s new minor shareholder and board member. 03.07.2017 Bioeconomy

Porous, moisture-absorbent rye products excellent at maintaining satiety

Rye products are known to be more effective in maintaining satiety compared to other foods such as wheat products. Tests conducted by the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland indicate that the structure of the rye food also makes a big difference.27.06.2017

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and JSC TENEX strengthen cooperation

On the 20th of June 2017, within the framework of the business program of the IX International Forum ATOMEXPO 2017, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed.26.06.2017

VTT's miniature hyperspectral camera launched to space in Aalto-1 satellite

VTT’s small and lightweight hyperspectral camera was successfully launched to space in Aalto-1 nanosatellite on 23rd of June 2017. 19.06.2017

VTT develops new solutions for testing autonomous ship navigation systems

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is developing safe steering for the remote-monitored and controlled autonomous ships of the future. The new technology has been developed for navigation systems and ship autopilots, which steer ships automatically14.06.2017

VTT method accelerates the development of microelectronics in three dimensions

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed the unique PillarHall test structures to accelerate the market entry of three-dimensional, small, efficient and low-power but high-performance electronic components. 13.06.2017 Digital Society

Finland has the world’s most energy-saving supermarket – half of the energy it consumes is solar in origin

Under VTT's leadership, Finland has the world's most energy-efficient supermarket, which consumes only 40% of the energy of a normal grocery store.12.06.2017 Digital Society

Artificial intelligence to assist in the treatment of heart patients

The University of Tampere and TAYS Heart Hospital use artificial intelligence technologies developed by VTT in the home care of heart patients. 09.06.2017 Bioeconomy

Finnish demo plant produces renewable fuel from carbon dioxide captured from the air

Soletair demo plant developed by VTT and Lappeenranta University of Technology uses carbon dioxide to produce renewable fuels and chemicals. The aim is to demonstrate the technical performance of the process. 07.06.2017

In the future, products are manufactured decentralized – towards a digital factory

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Tampere University of Technology (TUT) and Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) set up a demonstration of a digital factory. 06.06.2017

Finnish 5G test networks are piloting the digital business and service models of the future

Finland’s 5G test networks are shifting their focus from technology development more towards large-scale service trials. 01.06.2017 Bioeconomy

VTT expands its bio and circular economy pilot centre

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland will expand the operation of the Bioruukki pilot centre located in Espoo, from thermochemistry to novel ways of biomass utilisation, recycling of textile fibres and green chemistry technologies.

 Press Releases

23.08.2017 Bioeconomy

Invitation for companies to digitalise forest industry with Siemens, VTT and Spinverse

Siemens, VTT and Spinverse invite partners to build an open innovation ecosystem for forest industry digitalization. 29.06.2017 Low Carbon Energy

VTT applies for licence from the Council of State to decommission a research reactor

​VTT submitted an application for licence from the Council of State to decommission a research reactor. 21.06.2017 Digital Society

VTT spin-off TactoTek collaborate with DuPont to support growing in-mold electronics market

​DuPont and TactoTek, a leading designer and producer of injection molded electronics (IME) solutions, announced on 21 June, 2017 they are collaborating to meet the growing demand for IME solutions.08.06.2017 Digital Society

What will the Baby Box of the future look like? - Participate in an international innovation competition

In an innovation competition arranged by Janssen and Johnson & Johnson Innovation, ideas and solutions are being sought for the Baby Box of the future, as health care processes are transformed by the digital revolution. 01.06.2017

Minima Processor has collected already 5,5 million Euros with two‐stage seed funding

Minima Processor Ltd, a microprocessor technology company and a VTT spin-off based in Oulu and Espoo, has completed its two‐stage seed funding round. Altogether Minima has collected 5,5 million Euros in less than a year. 12.05.2017

Doctoral dissertation of Applied Physics

VTT’s Research Scientist, M.Sc. (Tech.), Ville Valtavirta will defer his dissertation “Development and applications of multi-physics capabilities in a continuous energy Monte Carlo neutron transport code”.09.05.2017 Digital Society

Grounds for confidence: What is your cybersecurity made of?

VTT, Elisa and F-Secure turn to you for assistance. We are participating in EUREKA/Tekes-funded Sendate Planets research and development program which focuses on new competitive edge for European IT services. One element of that is security. 26.04.2017

VTT committed to act for climate emission reduction

VTT has signed a commitment to act for climate emissions reduction. 06.04.2017 Bioeconomy

Winner of Global Impact Challenge Finland Lauri Reuter develops sustainable food production

VTT Research Scientist PhD (Biotechnology) Lauri Reuter won the Global Impact Challenge competition, which seeks ideas for solving global problems – climate change, in this instance – on 29 March 2017.01.03.2017 Smart Industry

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. 13.02.2017 Business Essentials

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

10.02.2017 Digital Society

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.08.02.2017 Sustainable and Smart City

CIP Commendation to Miimu Airaksinen

​Smart Cities: VTT's Research Professor Miimu Airaksinen awarded 11.01.2017

VTTers appointed as Docents last year

09.12.2016 Bioeconomy

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. 28.11.2016

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

18.10.2016 Smart Industry

EU-Funded Project Showcases Innovation in Sustainable Manufacturing

​Helping European Manufacturers to Face Challenges of Rapidly Changing Markets23.09.2016 Bioeconomy

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. 20.09.2016 Digital Society

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. 18.07.2016

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.

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