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VTT's vision of the era of smart and consumer-centric food production

We are moving into the era, where food production and digitalisation will merge to form a new food economy. The transition is already under way – led by consumers.



Mika Toikka appointed VP, Sales & Business Development

Mika Toikka, MSc (Tech), has been appointed as VTT’s Vice President, Sales and Business Development in Espoo from 13 February 2017.



Reactive lignin for reducing the environmental impacts of wood products

VTT has developed technology known as “CatLignin” to produce reactive lignin from pulp industry side streams to be used as a replacement for toxic phenol compounds in wood adhesives that are widely used in wood products and furniture.



CEO x 1 Day 2017: Student, spend a day with CEO Antti Vasara



VTT and CWC receive the first 5G equipment in Finland

Nokia has delivered the first radio equipment based on 5G technology to VTT and to CWC. The arrival of the new demo devices marks the continued long-lasting 5G test network cooperation between the network company Nokia and the research institutes.



Industrial maintenance is becoming knowledge work

Virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mobile social media will soon be part of everyday work for service technicians.



CIP Commendation to Miimu Airaksinen

​Smart Cities: VTT's Research Professor Miimu Airaksinen awarded



New design tools bring large-area LED products on the market with speed, quality and lower costs

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland develops novel LED light sources based on large, flexible and transparent substrates in collaboration with the Finnish companies Flexbright and Lighting Design Collective.



Salofa introduces a blue-green algae test developed by VTT and the University of Turku

Salofa Oy will commercialise the blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) test originally developed by the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the University of Turku.



Production of nitrogen, phosphorus and carbon from waste water

Municipal sewage and some industrial waste waters can be used as sources of carbon and nutrients much more effectively than they are today.



Jussi Ollila to start as Senior Vice President of Communications at VTT

M.Sc. (Soc.Sc.) Jussi Ollila will start his work as a member of the VTT Leadership Team responsible for communications and marketing.



Finnish biopharmaceutical company Desentum closes financial round totalling nearly EUR 2 Million

Desentum, a company developing novel allergen immunotherapy – aka allergy vaccine – secured funding to advance their treatment targeting birch pollen allergy.



VTT develops raw materials for meatballs and falafel from mealworms and crickets

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed food ingredients from mealworms and crickets which, due to their promising structure and flavour, have the potential to be used in the manufacture of foods such as meatballs and falafel.



VTTers appointed as Docents last year



Wearable sensor device helps visually impaired to sense their environment

VTT has developed a wearable assistive device for the visually impaired, which enables them to sense their environment and move around more safely. The device, which is worn like a heart rate monitor, has been clinically tested.



Doctoral dissertation on chemical processes and material modelling

VTT Senior Scientist Risto Pajarre will defend his dissertation at Aalto University on 15 December 2016. The dissertation focuses on computational chemical thermodynamics, which is applied in a number of areas of chemistry and the related fields.



Greater readiness repels cyber threats to manufacturers

Together with the National Emergency Supply Agency and the private sector, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed tailored solutions bringing improved cyber security and disruption-free operations to manufacturers.



Pipes will repair themselves in the towns and cities of the future

VTT is coordinating an international CIB working group, which has published a roadmap to the smart cities of the future.



Dissertation in production of hydrophobin fusion proteins in plant cell cultures

VTT’s Research Scientist Lauri Reuter presents his dissertation on production of hydrophobin fusion proteins in plant cell cultures at the University of Helsinki on 9th December 2016.


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