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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.



Uncertainties related to climate engineering limit its use in curbing climate change

Climate engineering refers to the systematic, large-scale modification of the environment using various climate intervention techniques.



Spinnova's new wood fibre fabric displayed for the first time

The yarn manufacturing method consumes 99% less water and 80% less energy than cotton. Based on this technology, the amount of wood used annually in Finland would be enough to replace the world's entire cotton production.



VTT’s spin off company first in the world to measure shopping intentions in physical stores

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a unique solution to measure in-store shopper’s intentions.



Great results from testing UPM’s wood-based diesel in buses

UPM has successfully tested Finnish wood-based diesel fuel both in laboratory conditions as well as in traffic.



Finns to help solve the future of global food production

The University of Helsinki and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have been successful in the European Institute of Innovation and Technology’s (EIT) funding applications for Knowledge Innovation Communities (KIC).



BioMensio Ltd is set to develop a novel handheld bio-screening sensor and associated services with €2.5 million funding



The consumer of the future will use a mobile phone to monitor his environment

VTT has created the world's first hyperspectral mobile device by converting an iPhone camera into a new kind of optical sensor.



Protein feed and bioplastic from farm biogas

VTT has developed a solution for converting even small sources of methane-rich biogas into raw materials for animal feed or bioplastic on farms, landfills and wastewater treatment plants.



Rolls-Royce and VTT Technical Research Centre form a strategic partnership to develop smart ships

Rolls-Royce and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd have announced a strategic partnership to design, test and validate the first generation of remote and autonomous ships.



Valuable products from steel industry slag – pilot under way in Finland



Recovering critical and economically important metals from low-grade ores and waste

Researchers are developing in the METGROW+ project technologies for extracting valuable metals from metallurgical waste and low-grade ores, from which recovery is not yet economically viable.



Natural pigments and useful raw materials from autumn leaves for industry

Autumn leaves contain a range of interesting substances such as pigments, carbohydrates, proteins and compounds that inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria. VTT is developing leaf-processing technologies for industries.



Photonics Friday 21 October: Explore optics, optoelectronics and photonics on the Day of Photonics

What is light and how can light waves be invisible? And what do we call light particles? Are you interested in strobing plastics, smart light or disposable sensors? Welcome to exploring the secrets of optics, optoelectronics and photonics at VTT.


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