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AI-based smartphone application can predict user’s health risks

VTT has developed artificial intelligence (AI)-based data analysis methods used in a smartphone application of Odum Oy, which can estimate its users’ health risks and, if necessary, guide them towards a healthier lifestyle.

Augmented reality increases maintenance reliability at a space station

An international project led by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland developed a new augmented reality (AR) tool for the ESA.

VTT committed to act for climate emission reduction

VTT has signed a commitment to act for climate emissions reduction.

VTT and Aalto University collaborate to develop novel textile fibres

The TeKiDe project of VTT and Aalto University transforms wood fibres and discarded cotton textiles into viscose-type fibre to be used as raw material for textile products. The project develops the carbamate, BioCelSol and Ioncell-F technologies.

5G enables precision road weather services and provides robot cars with the ability to hear

VTT is coordinating the 5G-Safe project, which aims to reduce traffic accidents.

Indoor temperatures in buildings of the future will automatically adjust to user needs

The HumanTool project being led by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland involves the testing of new indoor temperature control concepts for adjusting spaces to individual needs.

Significant project underway to utilise Finnish discarded textiles

In the Telaketju project developing circular economy for textiles, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland coordinates a project component that received EUR 2.3 million of funding from Tekes.

Satellites map carbon sequestered by forests, with accuracy of up to ten metres

Led by VTT, the EU North State project has developed a new method of using satellite images to evaluate the forest carbon balance.

Winner of Global Impact Challenge Finland Lauri Reuter develops sustainable food production

VTT Research Scientist PhD (Biotechnology) Lauri Reuter won the Global Impact Challenge competition, which seeks ideas for solving global problems – climate change, in this instance – on 29 March 2017.

Flexible electronic devices with roll-to-roll overmolding technology

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has, for the first time, performed all manufacturing stages for a flexible in-moulded LED foil -in roll-to-roll process.

Publicly funded nuclear safety research improves safety

SAFIR2018, a publicly funded research programme on nuclear power plant safety, is halfway through its four-year span. At the interim seminar, organized on 23–24 March at Innopoli in Espoo, participants will examine the programme’s achievements to date.

Finnish company Spectral Engines snatches the EU's Food Scanner –category

Spectral Engines had a strong trust into their own innovation and boldly took part in the Food Scanner -competition organized by the EU. Spectral Engines' optical sensor technology originates from years of development done at VTT.

Transport systems face disruption by extreme weather – better risk management is needed

Extreme weather conditions due to climate change pose a new threat to ageing infrastructure. We need to be better prepared, according to a publication by the OECD’s International Transport Forum.

FocalSpec Oy receives funding of €3.5 million

Oulu-based FocalSpec Oy has received funding of €3.5 million for development work and to grow the business. Laser is currently the most widely used measuring technology in quality control.

VTT has developed stand-up pouches from renewable raw materials and nanocellulose

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has developed lightweight 100% bio-based stand-up pouches with high technical performance.

Environmentally friendly, almost electricity-free solar cooling – also serves as a heat pump

Demand and the need for cooling are growing as the effects of climate change intensify. VTT and German company ZAE Bayern have built an emission-free, solar-powered chiller; a pilot system has been tested in Finland and Germany.

VTT provides stepping stones towards the bioeconomy

The transition from fossil-based raw materials to renewables has already begun, and tomorrow’s bioeconomy is being created today.

Finnish firm, Dispelix, makes list of world’s most promising startups

VTT spin-off, Dispelix Oy, is the only Finnish company to have made it into the top 50 most promising startups. The company manufactures new-generation see-through-displays for augmented reality glasses.

New approach for matching production and consumption of renewable electricity promotes large-scale integration of solar and wind power

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is coordinating the BALANCE project, which brings together leading European research institutes in the field of electrochemical conversion.

Reboot Finland D.Day to boost Finland’s competitive edge

Tekes, CGI, Nokia, Finpro, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd and the Technology Industries of Finland are building together a new operation model, D.Day, to catalyst innovations.


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