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20.04.2018
Bioeconomy

VTT prepares development paths towards 2050 climate goals– Finnish economy to revolve around the bioeconomy

According to VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland’s calculations, if used to produce and export high value products, Finnish forest and agricultural sectors could double their value-added by 2050.
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19.04.2018
Digital Society

VTT moves into Public Blockchains with Streamr

VTT and realtime data tech startup Streamr are teaming up to ensure companies and individuals are more empowered to use public blockchain technology.
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19.04.2018
Bioeconomy

Academy of Finland Flagship funding for Aalto University and VTT to develop new biomaterials

Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd will set up a competence center for materials bioeconomy called CERES to develop new materials for securing a sustainable future.
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17.04.2018

Dissertation on energy technology: Low-emission energy solutions should be included in district planning

Mari Hukkalainen (M.Sc. (Eng.)), a Senior Scientist at VTT, studied district energy solutions in her doctoral dissertation.

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20.04.2018 Press release

VTT prepares development paths towards 2050 climate goals– Finnish economy to revolve around the bioeconomy

According to VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland’s calculations, if used to produce and export high value products, Finnish forest and agricultural sectors could double their value-added by 2050. 19.04.2018 Press release

VTT moves into Public Blockchains with Streamr

VTT and realtime data tech startup Streamr are teaming up to ensure companies and individuals are more empowered to use public blockchain technology. 19.04.2018 Press release

Academy of Finland Flagship funding for Aalto University and VTT to develop new biomaterials

Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd will set up a competence center for materials bioeconomy called CERES to develop new materials for securing a sustainable future. 17.04.2018 Topicals

HTA to present strategy to maintain Europe sovereignty in micro- and nanotechnologies & smart systems

Special Event in Brussels on April 24 Gathers Research Institutes’ CEOs, European Commissioners and Key European Industrials.17.04.2018 Press release

Dissertation on energy technology: Low-emission energy solutions should be included in district planning

Mari Hukkalainen (M.Sc. (Eng.)), a Senior Scientist at VTT, studied district energy solutions in her doctoral dissertation. 16.04.2018 Press release

VTT has 3D printed a smart metal part: a step towards artificial intelligence

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, which is developing future manufacturing concepts, has succeeded in 3D printing a smart shaft.13.04.2018 Topicals

Customer story: Lighting you can bend into any shape

​The startup company Flexbright commercialises VTT-developed embedded electronics technology in lighting and signage applications. 12.04.2018 Topicals

Customers rate VTT’s performance and impact higher than ever before

Customers' overall score for VTT is 4.2 (on a scale of 1–5); competitors are scored as 3.8. VTT’s lead over competitors has increased compared to previous years. This information comes from the annual customer impact study. 12.04.2018 Press release

Support for mobile broadcast streaming service as part of 5G test network in Oulu

A new efficient media transfer method using multicast and broadcast technologies in the mobile networks, has been introduced to the 5G test network maintained by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the University of Oulu. 10.04.2018 Press release

VTT and the cities of Southern Finland improve the safety of natural ice trails

Due to growing demand and numbers of users, municipalities are creating increasing numbers of nature trails on ice, which require maintenance. 04.04.2018 Press release

Visually appealing solar modules as architectural elements in building façades

VTT and Metropolia together with the industrial partners are investigating opportunities to extend integration of visually attractive solar modules into architecture of building façades.04.04.2018 Topicals

Mark van Gils appointed as Research Professor at VTT – in charge of artificial intelligence in Wellness and Healthcare

​Mark van Gils (Ph.D.) will start work as a Research Professor at VTT on 1 April. He will be responsible for the area of artificial intelligence in wellness and healthcare. 27.03.2018 Topicals

VTT's pioneer of printed electronics Harri Kopola wins Fellow Award at LOPEC 2018

​“If research institutes do not dare to aspire to original visions, then who?” asks Dr. Harri Kopola, who just took home the O-EA Fellow Award for lifetime achievement. 27.03.2018 Press release

New way of producing useful compounds from birch for the cosmetics industry

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has used plant cell culture technology to develop new types of ingredients for the cosmetics industry. 23.03.2018 Press release

Solar Foods Oy gets two-million euros in startup funding for producing food out of air

The Finnish company Solar Foods Oy produces an entirely new kind of nutrient-rich protein using only air and electricity. The goal of the company is to start commercial production of the environmentally revolutionary protein in 2020.22.03.2018 Press release

PrintoCent 10 commercialization project on health and wellbeing rapid tests

PrintoCent10 project that has been funded by the European Regional Development Fund and lead by VTT with Oulu University of Applied Sciences and University of Oulu, has gotten an excellent start. 22.03.2018 Press release

Corridor as a Service streamlines goods logistics

Corridor as a Service, coordinated by Traffic Lab, is being developed together with VTT, Vediafi and other organisations belonging to the CaaS Consortium.20.03.2018 Press release

Riikka Virkkunen appointed to two European influencer forums

​As of January 2018, VTT's Senior Principal Scientist Riikka Virkkunen started as Co-Chair the Factories of the Future (FoF) Public Private Partnership Board. 20.03.2018 Press release

IRENA report on Bioenergy from Finnish forests: Sustainable, efficient, modern use of wood

This IRENA report describes Finland's approach to sustainable solid biomass supply based on forest wood resources. Publication available at: www.irena.org/publications/2018/Mar/Bioenergy-from-Finnish-forests 19.03.2018 Press release

New food and eating solutions bring vitality to consumers

VTT has developed digitally supported innovative food services and concepts to promote wellbeing from eating.

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20.04.2018 Bioeconomy

VTT prepares development paths towards 2050 climate goals– Finnish economy to revolve around the bioeconomy

According to VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland’s calculations, if used to produce and export high value products, Finnish forest and agricultural sectors could double their value-added by 2050. 19.04.2018 Digital Society

VTT moves into Public Blockchains with Streamr

VTT and realtime data tech startup Streamr are teaming up to ensure companies and individuals are more empowered to use public blockchain technology. 19.04.2018 Bioeconomy

Academy of Finland Flagship funding for Aalto University and VTT to develop new biomaterials

Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd will set up a competence center for materials bioeconomy called CERES to develop new materials for securing a sustainable future. 17.04.2018

Dissertation on energy technology: Low-emission energy solutions should be included in district planning

Mari Hukkalainen (M.Sc. (Eng.)), a Senior Scientist at VTT, studied district energy solutions in her doctoral dissertation. 16.04.2018 Digital Society

VTT has 3D printed a smart metal part: a step towards artificial intelligence

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, which is developing future manufacturing concepts, has succeeded in 3D printing a smart shaft.12.04.2018 Digital Society

Support for mobile broadcast streaming service as part of 5G test network in Oulu

A new efficient media transfer method using multicast and broadcast technologies in the mobile networks, has been introduced to the 5G test network maintained by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the University of Oulu. 10.04.2018

VTT and the cities of Southern Finland improve the safety of natural ice trails

Due to growing demand and numbers of users, municipalities are creating increasing numbers of nature trails on ice, which require maintenance. 04.04.2018 Digital Society

Visually appealing solar modules as architectural elements in building façades

VTT and Metropolia together with the industrial partners are investigating opportunities to extend integration of visually attractive solar modules into architecture of building façades.27.03.2018 Bioeconomy

New way of producing useful compounds from birch for the cosmetics industry

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has used plant cell culture technology to develop new types of ingredients for the cosmetics industry. 23.03.2018 Bioeconomy

Solar Foods Oy gets two-million euros in startup funding for producing food out of air

The Finnish company Solar Foods Oy produces an entirely new kind of nutrient-rich protein using only air and electricity. The goal of the company is to start commercial production of the environmentally revolutionary protein in 2020.22.03.2018 Digital Society

PrintoCent 10 commercialization project on health and wellbeing rapid tests

PrintoCent10 project that has been funded by the European Regional Development Fund and lead by VTT with Oulu University of Applied Sciences and University of Oulu, has gotten an excellent start. 22.03.2018 Smart Industry

Corridor as a Service streamlines goods logistics

Corridor as a Service, coordinated by Traffic Lab, is being developed together with VTT, Vediafi and other organisations belonging to the CaaS Consortium.20.03.2018 Smart Industry

Riikka Virkkunen appointed to two European influencer forums

​As of January 2018, VTT's Senior Principal Scientist Riikka Virkkunen started as Co-Chair the Factories of the Future (FoF) Public Private Partnership Board. 20.03.2018 Bioeconomy

IRENA report on Bioenergy from Finnish forests: Sustainable, efficient, modern use of wood

This IRENA report describes Finland's approach to sustainable solid biomass supply based on forest wood resources. Publication available at: www.irena.org/publications/2018/Mar/Bioenergy-from-Finnish-forests 19.03.2018 Health and Wellbeing

New food and eating solutions bring vitality to consumers

VTT has developed digitally supported innovative food services and concepts to promote wellbeing from eating. 16.03.2018 Digital Society

VTT’s advice to consumers: how to keep your messages safe

Encryption is becoming increasingly important with the spread of digital information networks where unencrypted transmissions are vulnerable to a surprisingly large number of prying eyes. 13.03.2018 Bioeconomy

Tasty superfood from plant cell cultures

​VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is developing a new and promising method of producing healthy and tasty plant-based food through plant cell culture (PCC) technology rather than field cultivation.13.03.2018 Digital Society

VTT enters cooperation with Hitachi

VTT and the Japanese company Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on the development and commercialisation of silicon photonics and optical data transfer components.12.03.2018

Europe invests to boost the uptake of robotic technologies by start-ups and SMEs

In the next three years, Robot Union will select 40 start-ups that will develop projects, in the field of robotics, which are linked to the manufacturing, agri-food, health and civil infrastructure industries. 05.03.2018

Ilmari Lastikka appointed Vice President of International Affairs at VTT

Ilmari Lastikka, M.Sc., has been appointed Vice President of International Affairs at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. He starts in his new position on 1 April 2018.

 Press Releases

17.04.2018

HTA to present strategy to maintain Europe sovereignty in micro- and nanotechnologies & smart systems

Special Event in Brussels on April 24 Gathers Research Institutes’ CEOs, European Commissioners and Key European Industrials.13.04.2018 Digital Society

Customer story: Lighting you can bend into any shape

​The startup company Flexbright commercialises VTT-developed embedded electronics technology in lighting and signage applications. 12.04.2018

Customers rate VTT’s performance and impact higher than ever before

Customers' overall score for VTT is 4.2 (on a scale of 1–5); competitors are scored as 3.8. VTT’s lead over competitors has increased compared to previous years. This information comes from the annual customer impact study. 04.04.2018

Mark van Gils appointed as Research Professor at VTT – in charge of artificial intelligence in Wellness and Healthcare

​Mark van Gils (Ph.D.) will start work as a Research Professor at VTT on 1 April. He will be responsible for the area of artificial intelligence in wellness and healthcare. 27.03.2018 Smart Industry

VTT's pioneer of printed electronics Harri Kopola wins Fellow Award at LOPEC 2018

​“If research institutes do not dare to aspire to original visions, then who?” asks Dr. Harri Kopola, who just took home the O-EA Fellow Award for lifetime achievement. 07.03.2018

International Women's Day 2018

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. We asked VTT's researchers to share their thoughts on International Women's Day. 06.03.2018

Customer story: Monitoring plant wellbeing more accurately, more quickly

​Specim set out to miniaturise chemical imaging from bulky industrial equipment down to a hand-held, point-and-shoot device for more efficient plant stress and disease monitoring. 05.03.2018

Defence of dissertation: Behaviour of nuclear power plant fuel rods in accident conditions

Asko Arkoma, M.Sc. (Tech.), Research Scientist at VTT, modelled in his dissertation the behaviour of nuclear power plant fuel rods in design basis accident conditions.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.

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