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23.02.2018
Bioeconomy

VTT spin-off GrainSense Oy launches the sale of grain quality measuring device to farmers

The start-up company GrainSense Oy from Oulu launched the sale of the first handheld grain quality measuring device designed for farmers.
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21.02.2018
Digital Society

VTT and Neonelektro have made LED advertising boards light, flexible and energy-efficient

Through a European project, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Neonelektro have developed new types of LED displays that combine the flexibility, low cost and high technical performance enabled by roll-to-roll mass manufacturing technology.
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20.02.2018
Bioeconomy

Scientists upgrading production of cellulose-based electrical insulation components

Cellulose is a common raw material in electrical insulation components. However, the production of high quality products is labour-intensive and slow.
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19.02.2018
Bioeconomy

Faster and better development of biorefinery processes through modelling

In his dissertation, Senior Scientist and M.Sc. (Eng.) Kristian Melin of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a modelling and evaluation method for identifying which biorefinery processes.

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23.02.2018 Topicals

The Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority to delay the decision on acquisition of VTT Expert Services by three months

The Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority is proceeding to a second phase in the investigation of the acquisition of VTT Expert Services Ltd and Labtium Oy.23.02.2018 Press release

VTT spin-off GrainSense Oy launches the sale of grain quality measuring device to farmers

The start-up company GrainSense Oy from Oulu launched the sale of the first handheld grain quality measuring device designed for farmers.21.02.2018 Press release

VTT and Neonelektro have made LED advertising boards light, flexible and energy-efficient

Through a European project, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Neonelektro have developed new types of LED displays that combine the flexibility, low cost and high technical performance enabled by roll-to-roll mass manufacturing technology. 20.02.2018 Press release

Scientists upgrading production of cellulose-based electrical insulation components

Cellulose is a common raw material in electrical insulation components. However, the production of high quality products is labour-intensive and slow. 19.02.2018 Press release

Faster and better development of biorefinery processes through modelling

In his dissertation, Senior Scientist and M.Sc. (Eng.) Kristian Melin of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a modelling and evaluation method for identifying which biorefinery processes.15.02.2018 Topicals

TactoTek awarded $23 Million Funding to Accelerate Growth

VTT spin-off company TactoTek, the leading developer of injection molded structural electronics (IMSE™) solutions, announced that it has closed $23 million in funding. 09.02.2018 Topicals

VTT's cyber security team is the best at identifying the attack vectors with the highest vulnerabilities

VTT's cyber security team was clearly the best at identifying the key vulnerability at the Nokia HackAthon 2018, and won the category in the competition. 06.02.2018 Press release

Microgrids to improve rural distribution networks’ resilience to weather

In Finland, distribution network companies are obliged to improve and maintain the resilience of electricity distribution to weather related interruptions at an adequate level. 06.02.2018 Topicals

VTT and City of Tampere’s EU-GUGLE pilot building in Tampere receives honorary award

A demonstration target limited liability housing company Pohjolankatu took part in the Finnish national local energy solution competition held by Finnish Clean Energy Association. 30.01.2018 Topicals

PRINSE18 in Oulu 31.1.-1.2.2018 - The 5th Printed Intelligence Industry Seminar organized by PrintoCent

PrintoCent has a quest to inspire, educate and create opportunities around printed intelligence and electronics. To do this, we invite together world experts and leading companies exploiting printed intelligence solutions.29.01.2018 Press release

New optics solution from VTT - 360-degree panoramic view onto single sensor matrix

VTT has developed a new solution for thermal infrared applications, making it possible to fold a 360-degree panoramic view on a single sensor matrix.26.01.2018 Press release

VTT’s hyperspectral imaging technology enables new artificial intelligence applications as a part of consumer devices

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a highly cost-efficient hyperspectral imaging technology, which enables the introduction of new artificial intelligence applications into consumer devices. 25.01.2018 Topicals

Dissertation in the field of advanced energy systems: How atomic-scale defects influence nuclear material properties

VTT’s Research Scientist Janne Heikinheimo, M.Sc.(Tech.), will defend the dissertation "Applications of positron annihilation spectroscopy in nuclear materials research". 24.01.2018 Press release

Augmented and virtual reality will involve human senses in verifying the operations of information systems

Many new applications aim to make information systems and machines identify their users and take their individual needs and emotions into account. 23.01.2018 Press release

Heavy traffic to produce slipperiness data for road users

A new Finnish invention for detecting black ice, launched last year, has been taken into use. A23.01.2018 Press release

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation awards VTT for a bio-based packaging solution that reduces the use of plastics

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation awarded VTT for a packaging solution made of cellulose in Davos on 23 January 2018. VTT is one of the five prize winners, between whom the foundation splits a one-million-dollar prize in equal shares. 23.01.2018 Press release

Solar power is suited for the energy use of sports halls

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland studied the energy consumption of indoor swimming pools and practice indoor ice rinks, and use of solar power in them. It is possible to cover 30% per cent of the energy need of such sites with solar power. 22.01.2018 Press release

Smart Rollator Motivates Elderly to Exercise more

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Orton are exploring the benefits and impacts of technology in motivating seniors to increase physical activity. 17.01.2018 Press release

Alternatives to toxic phenol compounds used in glues are being developed from softwood tannins

Finnish softwood bark contains large amounts of water-soluble tannin-polyphenols, which can be used as renewable alternatives to the fossil and toxic phenol compounds widely used in glues. 16.01.2018 Topicals

The EU countries should be able to decide themselves whether they allow cultivation of GM crops

The cultivation of genetically modified crops has long been a contentious issue in the European Union. Now a group of biotech specialists and legal experts propose a mechanism to take the political edge out of the authorization process.

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23.02.2018 Bioeconomy

VTT spin-off GrainSense Oy launches the sale of grain quality measuring device to farmers

The start-up company GrainSense Oy from Oulu launched the sale of the first handheld grain quality measuring device designed for farmers.21.02.2018 Digital Society

VTT and Neonelektro have made LED advertising boards light, flexible and energy-efficient

Through a European project, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Neonelektro have developed new types of LED displays that combine the flexibility, low cost and high technical performance enabled by roll-to-roll mass manufacturing technology. 20.02.2018 Bioeconomy

Scientists upgrading production of cellulose-based electrical insulation components

Cellulose is a common raw material in electrical insulation components. However, the production of high quality products is labour-intensive and slow. 19.02.2018 Bioeconomy

Faster and better development of biorefinery processes through modelling

In his dissertation, Senior Scientist and M.Sc. (Eng.) Kristian Melin of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a modelling and evaluation method for identifying which biorefinery processes.06.02.2018 Sustainable and Smart City

Microgrids to improve rural distribution networks’ resilience to weather

In Finland, distribution network companies are obliged to improve and maintain the resilience of electricity distribution to weather related interruptions at an adequate level. 29.01.2018 Digital Society

New optics solution from VTT - 360-degree panoramic view onto single sensor matrix

VTT has developed a new solution for thermal infrared applications, making it possible to fold a 360-degree panoramic view on a single sensor matrix.26.01.2018 Digital Society

VTT’s hyperspectral imaging technology enables new artificial intelligence applications as a part of consumer devices

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a highly cost-efficient hyperspectral imaging technology, which enables the introduction of new artificial intelligence applications into consumer devices. 24.01.2018 Digital Society

Augmented and virtual reality will involve human senses in verifying the operations of information systems

Many new applications aim to make information systems and machines identify their users and take their individual needs and emotions into account. 23.01.2018 Digital Society

Heavy traffic to produce slipperiness data for road users

A new Finnish invention for detecting black ice, launched last year, has been taken into use. A23.01.2018 Bioeconomy

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation awards VTT for a bio-based packaging solution that reduces the use of plastics

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation awarded VTT for a packaging solution made of cellulose in Davos on 23 January 2018. VTT is one of the five prize winners, between whom the foundation splits a one-million-dollar prize in equal shares. 23.01.2018

Solar power is suited for the energy use of sports halls

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland studied the energy consumption of indoor swimming pools and practice indoor ice rinks, and use of solar power in them. It is possible to cover 30% per cent of the energy need of such sites with solar power. 22.01.2018 Digital Society

Smart Rollator Motivates Elderly to Exercise more

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Orton are exploring the benefits and impacts of technology in motivating seniors to increase physical activity. 17.01.2018 Bioeconomy

Alternatives to toxic phenol compounds used in glues are being developed from softwood tannins

Finnish softwood bark contains large amounts of water-soluble tannin-polyphenols, which can be used as renewable alternatives to the fossil and toxic phenol compounds widely used in glues. 16.01.2018

Nuclear power plants must be able to withstand fires caused by aircraft impacts

In his dissertation, Topi Sikanen, a Master of Science (Technology) and Research Scientist at VTT, examined the transport, evaporation and combustion of liquids in large-scale fire incidents. 15.01.2018

Using Big Data for sustainable agriculture, forestry and fishery

As part of an international consortium, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is developing new solutions for the responsible and sustainable use of the resources of agriculture, forestry and fishery. 09.01.2018

EVP Petri Kalliokoski to leave VTT for an outside company, Tua Huomo to start as EVP of Knowledge Intensive Products and Services

Petri Kalliokoski, EVP, Knowledge Intensive Products and Services, will leave VTT and start as the CEO of High Metal Oy. Tua Huomo, present VP, Data-driven solutions, was nominated EVP, Knowledge Intensive Products and Services starting Jan. 15, 2018. 09.01.2018 Bioeconomy

New biomaterials can solve the challenges of sustainable development

Wood cellulose has the potential to be a future super material that can replace fossil raw materials such as plastic and man-made fibers or even cotton. 05.01.2018 Digital Society

The first automated led foil production in the world starts in Finland

Flexbright that produces exceptional lighting solutions has built a totally new production line in Finland. The unique hybrid LED-lighting foil technology is now one of the fastest growing applications based on the VTT developed printed electronics.02.01.2018

VTT to sell its testing, inspection and certification operations to Eurofins Scientific Group

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has entered into a binding agreement to sell its wholly owned subsidiaries VTT Expert Services Ltd and Labtium Oy to Eurofins Scientific Group. 18.12.2017

Specim’s hyperspectral camera detects counterfeit medicine and traces of blood

Specim Oy, a VTT spin-off, has developed the world's first mobile hyperspectral camera for the fast, high-level analysis of a range of samples.

 Press Releases

23.02.2018

The Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority to delay the decision on acquisition of VTT Expert Services by three months

The Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority is proceeding to a second phase in the investigation of the acquisition of VTT Expert Services Ltd and Labtium Oy.15.02.2018

TactoTek awarded $23 Million Funding to Accelerate Growth

VTT spin-off company TactoTek, the leading developer of injection molded structural electronics (IMSE™) solutions, announced that it has closed $23 million in funding. 09.02.2018 Digital Society

VTT's cyber security team is the best at identifying the attack vectors with the highest vulnerabilities

VTT's cyber security team was clearly the best at identifying the key vulnerability at the Nokia HackAthon 2018, and won the category in the competition. 06.02.2018

VTT and City of Tampere’s EU-GUGLE pilot building in Tampere receives honorary award

A demonstration target limited liability housing company Pohjolankatu took part in the Finnish national local energy solution competition held by Finnish Clean Energy Association. 30.01.2018

PRINSE18 in Oulu 31.1.-1.2.2018 - The 5th Printed Intelligence Industry Seminar organized by PrintoCent

PrintoCent has a quest to inspire, educate and create opportunities around printed intelligence and electronics. To do this, we invite together world experts and leading companies exploiting printed intelligence solutions.25.01.2018

Dissertation in the field of advanced energy systems: How atomic-scale defects influence nuclear material properties

VTT’s Research Scientist Janne Heikinheimo, M.Sc.(Tech.), will defend the dissertation "Applications of positron annihilation spectroscopy in nuclear materials research". 16.01.2018 Bioeconomy

The EU countries should be able to decide themselves whether they allow cultivation of GM crops

The cultivation of genetically modified crops has long been a contentious issue in the European Union. Now a group of biotech specialists and legal experts propose a mechanism to take the political edge out of the authorization process. 10.01.2018

European Commission has granted VTT HR Excellence in Research award

The award reflects our commitment to continuously improve human resource policies in line with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.13.12.2017

Health changes can be reliably predicted by monitoring the activity level and rhythms of older people

Research Scientist Juho Merilahti of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has studied the measurement of physical functioning in older adults, based on logging their physical activity when predicting changes in their state of health. 11.12.2017 Bioeconomy

Doctoral thesis: Characterisation of lignocellulose components by analytical pyrolysis gas chromatography mass spectrometry

VTT’s Research Scientist Taina Ohra-aho presents her thesis in the field of bioproduct technology at the Aalto University on 20th December, 2017. 24.11.2017

Winners of the Next-Gen Baby Box QuickFire Challenge will be announced at Slush

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has been a partner in the Next-Gen Baby Box QuickFire Challenge innovation contest, launched by Janssen Research & Development and Johnson & Johnson Innovation. 22.11.2017 Digital Society

Mikko Merimaa appointed as Vice President, Research in VTT's knowledge intensive products and services business area

Mikko Merimaa, D.Sc. (Tech.), will transfer from VTT MIKES Metrology and has been appointed as Vice President, Research in VTT's knowledge intensive products and services business area starting from 1st December 2017. 20.11.2017

Sonja Hilavuo appointed as Vice President, Sales & Business Development in VTT

Sonja Hilavuo (M.Sc.) has been appointed as Vice President, Sales & Business Development in VTT starting from 15th November 2017.06.11.2017

TactoTek® to supply Injection Molded Structural Electronics (IMSE) solution for Suunto Movesense Smart connector

Thin, flexible, environmentally sealed component enhances performance of Movesense motion measurement.30.10.2017

Customer story: New measuring improves indoor air quality while cutting energy cost by up to 50%

23.10.2017

Defence of dissertation in the field of engineering materials, Andrew Roiko

VTT’s Research Scientist, M.Sc. (Tech.), Andrew Roiko will defend his doctoral dissertation on Friday 27 October04.10.2017 Digital Society

Defence of dissertation in the field of systems and operations research

​VTT's Research Scientist, M.Sc.(Tech.), Tero Tyrväinen will defend the dissertation "Theoretical and Methodological Extensions to Dynamic Reliability Analysis". 02.10.2017 Low Carbon Energy

IEA Wind TCP 2016 Annual Report published

​IEA Wind TCP 2016 Annual Report has been published. Technical Research Centre of Finland VTT was responsible for Finland's share and executive summary.18.09.2017

WIVE project uses 5G to increase the business value

Nokia Bell Labs driven industry group and several academics make it possible for new types of industries to gain competitive advantage from the latest wireless technologies, especially 5G. 07.09.2017

TactoTek recognized for best practices and innovation in injection molded structural electronics (IMSE)

Frost & Sullivan announced that TactoTek has received the Frost & Sullivan 2017 Best Practices Award for 3D injection molded structural electronics technology innovation on 6th September, 2017. VTT Ventures Ltd is one of the owners of the company.

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