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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

EVP Petri Kalliokoski to leave VTT for an outside company

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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