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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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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".



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.


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