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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. A
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23.01.2018
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.
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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.
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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.

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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. 16.01.2018 Press release

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 Press release

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. 10.01.2018 Topicals

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.09.01.2018 Press release

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 Press release

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 Press release

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 Press release

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 Press release

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. 15.12.2017 Press release

Martti, developed for adverse weather conditions, is the first Finnish robot car to challenge snow and ice

Martti, the robot car developed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, is the first automated car to have driven fully autonomously on a real snow-covered road. 15.12.2017 Press release

Kenneth Holmberg, a friction researcher at VTT, wins the highest international award in the field

The Tribology Trust will present VTT Professor Kenneth Holmberg with the most highly prized award in the field, the Tribology Gold Medal Award, for his long-standing, major achievements in material and friction research. 13.12.2017 Topicals

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. 12.12.2017 Press release

VTT develops device for the simultaneous measurement of several gases reducing indoor air quality

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has developed a real-time and reliable device that can be used to measure ammonia and formaldehyde concentrations particularly in indoor air simultaneously, unlike with the meters currently in use.12.12.2017 Press release

VTT and the City of Nokia are planning plastic recycling in the ECO3 business park in Nokia

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the City of Nokia aim to develop a new type of plastic recycling concept in the ECO3 business park for the bio and circular economy in Nokia. 11.12.2017 Topicals

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.

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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. 15.12.2017 Digital Society

Martti, developed for adverse weather conditions, is the first Finnish robot car to challenge snow and ice

Martti, the robot car developed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, is the first automated car to have driven fully autonomously on a real snow-covered road. 15.12.2017 Smart Industry

Kenneth Holmberg, a friction researcher at VTT, wins the highest international award in the field

The Tribology Trust will present VTT Professor Kenneth Holmberg with the most highly prized award in the field, the Tribology Gold Medal Award, for his long-standing, major achievements in material and friction research. 12.12.2017

VTT develops device for the simultaneous measurement of several gases reducing indoor air quality

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has developed a real-time and reliable device that can be used to measure ammonia and formaldehyde concentrations particularly in indoor air simultaneously, unlike with the meters currently in use.12.12.2017 Bioeconomy

VTT and the City of Nokia are planning plastic recycling in the ECO3 business park in Nokia

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the City of Nokia aim to develop a new type of plastic recycling concept in the ECO3 business park for the bio and circular economy in Nokia. 06.12.2017 Bioeconomy

MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen will wear a unique evening dress, made of recycled fibre, designed by Anna Ruohonen, to the reception

For Finland's Centenary Independence Day Reception at the Presidential Palace, MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen will wear an evening dress designed by Anna Ruohonen, which will be the first one made by using renewable fibre technology created by VTT.04.12.2017 Smart Industry

Automation of factory logistics for European SMEs takes a digital leap

Launched in October 2017, the L4MS initiative supported by the European Commission will accelerate the automation of intra-factory logistics of SMEs. 29.11.2017

Desentum raises EUR 2.3 million to test allergy vaccine

Today, Desentum, a Finnish biopharmaceutical company developing next generation immunotherapy to treat allergies, announced that it has raised approx. EUR 2.3 million in a crowd funding campaign.28.11.2017 Bioeconomy

Lignin-based concrete plasticizer technology LigniOx to be scaled-up

LigniOx technology developed by VTT converts lignin by-products from pulp mills and other biorefineries into concrete plasticizers that can compete with the synthetic and lignosulphonate-based admixtures on the market.

 Press Releases

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.28.08.2017

VTT acquires a new test system for the production of silicon photonics

VTT has acquired a system from SemiProbe to perform automatic and simultaneous Electro-Optical tests at Wafer Level (E/O WLT). 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.

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