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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.


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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



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.



Finnish biopharmaceutical company Desentum closes financial round totalling nearly EUR 2 Million

Desentum, a company developing novel allergen immunotherapy – aka allergy vaccine – secured funding to advance their treatment targeting birch pollen allergy.



VTT develops raw materials for meatballs and falafel from mealworms and crickets

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed food ingredients from mealworms and crickets which, due to their promising structure and flavour, have the potential to be used in the manufacture of foods such as meatballs and falafel.



VTTers appointed as Docents last year



Wearable sensor device helps visually impaired to sense their environment

VTT has developed a wearable assistive device for the visually impaired, which enables them to sense their environment and move around more safely. The device, which is worn like a heart rate monitor, has been clinically tested.



Doctoral dissertation on chemical processes and material modelling

VTT Senior Scientist Risto Pajarre will defend his dissertation at Aalto University on 15 December 2016. The dissertation focuses on computational chemical thermodynamics, which is applied in a number of areas of chemistry and the related fields.



Greater readiness repels cyber threats to manufacturers

Together with the National Emergency Supply Agency and the private sector, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed tailored solutions bringing improved cyber security and disruption-free operations to manufacturers.



Pipes will repair themselves in the towns and cities of the future

VTT is coordinating an international CIB working group, which has published a roadmap to the smart cities of the future.



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.


 

 


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.



Finnish biopharmaceutical company Desentum closes financial round totalling nearly EUR 2 Million

Desentum, a company developing novel allergen immunotherapy – aka allergy vaccine – secured funding to advance their treatment targeting birch pollen allergy.



VTT develops raw materials for meatballs and falafel from mealworms and crickets

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed food ingredients from mealworms and crickets which, due to their promising structure and flavour, have the potential to be used in the manufacture of foods such as meatballs and falafel.



Wearable sensor device helps visually impaired to sense their environment

VTT has developed a wearable assistive device for the visually impaired, which enables them to sense their environment and move around more safely. The device, which is worn like a heart rate monitor, has been clinically tested.



Doctoral dissertation on chemical processes and material modelling

VTT Senior Scientist Risto Pajarre will defend his dissertation at Aalto University on 15 December 2016. The dissertation focuses on computational chemical thermodynamics, which is applied in a number of areas of chemistry and the related fields.



Greater readiness repels cyber threats to manufacturers

Together with the National Emergency Supply Agency and the private sector, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed tailored solutions bringing improved cyber security and disruption-free operations to manufacturers.



Pipes will repair themselves in the towns and cities of the future

VTT is coordinating an international CIB working group, which has published a roadmap to the smart cities of the future.



Uncertainties related to climate engineering limit its use in curbing climate change

Climate engineering refers to the systematic, large-scale modification of the environment using various climate intervention techniques.



Spinnova's new wood fibre fabric displayed for the first time

The yarn manufacturing method consumes 99% less water and 80% less energy than cotton. Based on this technology, the amount of wood used annually in Finland would be enough to replace the world's entire cotton production.



VTT’s spin off company first in the world to measure shopping intentions in physical stores

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a unique solution to measure in-store shopper’s intentions.



Finns to help solve the future of global food production

The University of Helsinki and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have been successful in the European Institute of Innovation and Technology’s (EIT) funding applications for Knowledge Innovation Communities (KIC).


 

 


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.



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.


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