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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.



New use for paper industry’s sludge and fly ash in plastics

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland examined, as part of the EU’s Reffibre project, whether new industrial applications could be developed for various types of sludge and fly ash generated by the paper and board industry.



Child’s vaccination data handily available via Kasvuseula service

Parents can now follow their tots’ vaccinations via the Kasvuseula online service, which provides analytical data on the child's growth.



Gamification motivates consumers to reduce power consumption peaks – pilot sites in Helsinki, Nice and Vienna

In collaboration with the international CITYOPT project, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed an energy planning tool for experts and an application for consumers.



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


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