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New method significantly improves the production of biohydrogen and other biochemicals

A joint study by the University of Turku and VTT has shown that the ability of photosynthesising microbial cells to produce biohydrogen from solar energy can be markedly improved by attaching the cells to a transparent nanocellulose film.



VTT prepares development paths towards 2050 climate goals– Finnish economy to revolve around the bioeconomy

According to VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland’s calculations, if used to produce and export high value products, Finnish forest and agricultural sectors could double their value-added by 2050.



Academy of Finland Flagship funding for Aalto University and VTT to develop new biomaterials

Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd will set up a competence center for materials bioeconomy called CERES to develop new materials for securing a sustainable future.



VTT moves into Public Blockchains with Streamr

VTT and realtime data tech startup Streamr are teaming up to ensure companies and individuals are more empowered to use public blockchain technology.



Dissertation on energy technology: Low-emission energy solutions should be included in district planning

Mari Hukkalainen (M.Sc. (Eng.)), a Senior Scientist at VTT, studied district energy solutions in her doctoral dissertation.



HTA to present strategy to maintain Europe sovereignty in micro- and nanotechnologies & smart systems

Special Event in Brussels on April 24 Gathers Research Institutes’ CEOs, European Commissioners and Key European Industrials.



VTT has 3D printed a smart metal part: a step towards artificial intelligence

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, which is developing future manufacturing concepts, has succeeded in 3D printing a smart shaft.



Customer story: Lighting you can bend into any shape

​The startup company Flexbright commercialises VTT-developed embedded electronics technology in lighting and signage applications.



Support for mobile broadcast streaming service as part of 5G test network in Oulu

A new efficient media transfer method using multicast and broadcast technologies in the mobile networks, has been introduced to the 5G test network maintained by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the University of Oulu.



Customers rate VTT’s performance and impact higher than ever before

Customers' overall score for VTT is 4.2 (on a scale of 1–5); competitors are scored as 3.8. VTT’s lead over competitors has increased compared to previous years. This information comes from the annual customer impact study.



VTT and the cities of Southern Finland improve the safety of natural ice trails

Due to growing demand and numbers of users, municipalities are creating increasing numbers of nature trails on ice, which require maintenance.



Mark van Gils appointed as Research Professor at VTT – in charge of artificial intelligence in Wellness and Healthcare

​Mark van Gils (Ph.D.) will start work as a Research Professor at VTT on 1 April. He will be responsible for the area of artificial intelligence in wellness and healthcare.



Visually appealing solar modules as architectural elements in building façades

VTT and Metropolia together with the industrial partners are investigating opportunities to extend integration of visually attractive solar modules into architecture of building façades.



New way of producing useful compounds from birch for the cosmetics industry

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has used plant cell culture technology to develop new types of ingredients for the cosmetics industry.



VTT's pioneer of printed electronics Harri Kopola wins Fellow Award at LOPEC 2018

​“If research institutes do not dare to aspire to original visions, then who?” asks Dr. Harri Kopola, who just took home the O-EA Fellow Award for lifetime achievement.



Solar Foods Oy gets two-million euros in startup funding for producing food out of air

The Finnish company Solar Foods Oy produces an entirely new kind of nutrient-rich protein using only air and electricity. The goal of the company is to start commercial production of the environmentally revolutionary protein in 2020.



Corridor as a Service streamlines goods logistics

Corridor as a Service, coordinated by Traffic Lab, is being developed together with VTT, Vediafi and other organisations belonging to the CaaS Consortium.



PrintoCent 10 commercialization project on health and wellbeing rapid tests

PrintoCent10 project that has been funded by the European Regional Development Fund and lead by VTT with Oulu University of Applied Sciences and University of Oulu, has gotten an excellent start.



IRENA report on Bioenergy from Finnish forests: Sustainable, efficient, modern use of wood

This IRENA report describes Finland's approach to sustainable solid biomass supply based on forest wood resources. Publication available at: www.irena.org/publications/2018/Mar/Bioenergy-from-Finnish-forests



Riikka Virkkunen appointed to two European influencer forums

​As of January 2018, VTT's Senior Principal Scientist Riikka Virkkunen started as Co-Chair the Factories of the Future (FoF) Public Private Partnership Board.


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