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16.11.2018

Revised SI system promises innovations for the future of industry

A revised version of the SI system, the cornerstone of all measurements, is due to be adopted in May 2019.
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15.11.2018

VTT speeds up the Finnish electronics industry ecosystem

VTT has launched an electronics sector innovation ecosystem aimed at creating a permanent collaboration model to reinforce the international competitiveness of Finnish electronics industry companies.
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02.11.2018
Bioeconomy

VTT and Dyadic International presenting excellent results reached in development of a new fungal production platform C1

The two-year r&d collaboration has successfully positioned Dyadic's C1 Myceliophthora thermophila fungus as a potential production system for therapeutic proteins, vaccines and high value primary and secondary metabolites.
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29.10.2018
Health and Wellbeing

Research restaurant TestEat opened in Munkkiniemi, Helsinki

TestEat restaurant was opened in IBM's premises in Helsinki. The crEATe innovation ecosystem launched by Fazer, VTT and IBM studies and helps to create future solutions for eating and food production in a real restaurant environment.

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16.11.2018 Press release

Revised SI system promises innovations for the future of industry

A revised version of the SI system, the cornerstone of all measurements, is due to be adopted in May 2019. 15.11.2018 Press release

VTT speeds up the Finnish electronics industry ecosystem

VTT has launched an electronics sector innovation ecosystem aimed at creating a permanent collaboration model to reinforce the international competitiveness of Finnish electronics industry companies.02.11.2018 Topicals

Award for VTT's biobased packaging solution in Sustainability Awards 2018 competition

Packaging Europe announced VTT’s cellulose-based packaging solution as winner of its Sustainability Awards 2018 in the category of the Bio-based Packaging on 23rd of October in Gothenburg. 02.11.2018 Press release

VTT and Dyadic International presenting excellent results reached in development of a new fungal production platform C1

The two-year r&d collaboration has successfully positioned Dyadic's C1 Myceliophthora thermophila fungus as a potential production system for therapeutic proteins, vaccines and high value primary and secondary metabolites. 29.10.2018 Press release

Research restaurant TestEat opened in Munkkiniemi, Helsinki

TestEat restaurant was opened in IBM's premises in Helsinki. The crEATe innovation ecosystem launched by Fazer, VTT and IBM studies and helps to create future solutions for eating and food production in a real restaurant environment.29.10.2018 Press release

VTT participates in the €1 billion Quantum Flagship Initiative

​A major research and innovation initiative of the European Commission, the Quantum Flagship Initiative, is launched to consolidate and expand European scientific leadership and excellence in quantum physics research.25.10.2018 Press release

A new process for full utilization of softwood bark

In the Finnish mechanical and chemical forest industry, three million tonnes of softwood bark are produced annually, presently mainly used for energy production. 24.10.2018 Topicals

AACCI granted Kaisa Poutanen with the Osborne Medal

AACCI International awarded Research Professor Kaisa Poutanen in 22nd October with the Osborne Medal, established in 1926 to recognize distinguished contributions in the field of cereal chemistry.24.10.2018 Press release

Stretchable electronics to boost Finnish export industry

Tampere University of Technology (TUT) and the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland are coordinating Finland’s largest research project in the field of stretchable electronics technology and production processes. 19.10.2018 Topicals

Science and technology innovation leaders begin collaboration with VTT

Global cooperation is needed to tackle global problems. That is why VTT has set up an Excellence Advisory Board with top innovation leaders from the international science and technology scene. 18.10.2018 Topicals

VTT, TactoTek and their work on structural electronics won an international innovation award

VTT and TactoTek together won the 2018 EARTO - European Association of Research and Technology Organisations Innovation Award in the category Impact Delivered. TactoTek® in a spin-off from VTT. 18.10.2018 Topicals

Universum’s employer survey 2018: VTT voted one of the most attractive employers in Finland

​Young engineering professionals have voted VTT the second most attractive employer in Finland. VTT ranked sixth in the previous survey conducted in 2017. Among young natural sciences professionals, VTT is the sixth most attractive employer.16.10.2018 Topicals

L4MS launches its first Open Call: €1.5M equity-free funding for manufacturing SME’s

L4MS, the pan-European acceleration for using robots and automation in manufacturing industry, has launched its first open call with a total of €1.5million equity-free funding for mid-caps and SMEs. 12.10.2018 Press release

Finnish pilot develops a new solution for sustainable forestry

Europe is feverishly looking for new ways to use farm, forest and fishery resources more responsibly and sustainably and to promote the production of the best possible raw materials in order to increase the availability of food, energy and biomaterials.11.10.2018 Press release

Fibre technologies revolutionising the textile industry win the European Commission's Regiostars Awards

New Finnish fibre technologies promoting the bio- and circular economy won the CO2 reduction category of the European Commission's Regiostars Awards competition on 9 October 2018. 09.10.2018 Press release

Merja Penttilä obtains over 1 million euro funding to synthetic biology from the Wihuri Foundation

​Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation has granted on 9 October 2018 funding for the establishment of a Centre for Young Synbio Scientists, a programme led by VTT's Research Professor Merja Penttilä. 09.10.2018 Press release

VTT and St1 to pilot future bioeconomy: Climate-friendly hydrocarbons from industrial carbon dioxide emissions

VTT and St1 have launched a unique experiment in Finland aiming to produce hydrocarbons from industrial carbon dioxide, which can be refined to fossil-free petrol, diesel and chemicals. 05.10.2018 Press release

New marine technology for Arctic conditions – greater durability and lifespan

Through the ArTEco project, European marine research institutes and companies have developed creative technologies for thruster solutions, under the leadership of VTT and Wärtsilä. 05.10.2018 Topicals

VTT’s child growth application is a finalist in an international digital health innovation contest

Developed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, the Kasvuseula online service, which analyses a child’s growth, has been selected as a finalist in the international Commonwealth Digital Health Awards competition.02.10.2018 Press release

VTT's NanoSat hyperspectral camera remains stable after enduring one year of space weather and even a severe solar storm - Delivers high quality spectral data

VTT's hyperspectral imager continues to observe the earth on board the Aalto-1 nanosatellite. It has survived a grade X solar storm while still continuing to supply high-quality data.

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16.11.2018

Revised SI system promises innovations for the future of industry

A revised version of the SI system, the cornerstone of all measurements, is due to be adopted in May 2019. 15.11.2018

VTT speeds up the Finnish electronics industry ecosystem

VTT has launched an electronics sector innovation ecosystem aimed at creating a permanent collaboration model to reinforce the international competitiveness of Finnish electronics industry companies.02.11.2018 Bioeconomy

VTT and Dyadic International presenting excellent results reached in development of a new fungal production platform C1

The two-year r&d collaboration has successfully positioned Dyadic's C1 Myceliophthora thermophila fungus as a potential production system for therapeutic proteins, vaccines and high value primary and secondary metabolites. 29.10.2018 Health and Wellbeing

Research restaurant TestEat opened in Munkkiniemi, Helsinki

TestEat restaurant was opened in IBM's premises in Helsinki. The crEATe innovation ecosystem launched by Fazer, VTT and IBM studies and helps to create future solutions for eating and food production in a real restaurant environment.29.10.2018 Smart Industry

VTT participates in the €1 billion Quantum Flagship Initiative

​A major research and innovation initiative of the European Commission, the Quantum Flagship Initiative, is launched to consolidate and expand European scientific leadership and excellence in quantum physics research.25.10.2018 Bioeconomy

A new process for full utilization of softwood bark

In the Finnish mechanical and chemical forest industry, three million tonnes of softwood bark are produced annually, presently mainly used for energy production. 24.10.2018 Digital Society

Stretchable electronics to boost Finnish export industry

Tampere University of Technology (TUT) and the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland are coordinating Finland’s largest research project in the field of stretchable electronics technology and production processes. 12.10.2018

Finnish pilot develops a new solution for sustainable forestry

Europe is feverishly looking for new ways to use farm, forest and fishery resources more responsibly and sustainably and to promote the production of the best possible raw materials in order to increase the availability of food, energy and biomaterials.11.10.2018 Bioeconomy

Fibre technologies revolutionising the textile industry win the European Commission's Regiostars Awards

New Finnish fibre technologies promoting the bio- and circular economy won the CO2 reduction category of the European Commission's Regiostars Awards competition on 9 October 2018. 09.10.2018 Bioeconomy

Merja Penttilä obtains over 1 million euro funding to synthetic biology from the Wihuri Foundation

​Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation has granted on 9 October 2018 funding for the establishment of a Centre for Young Synbio Scientists, a programme led by VTT's Research Professor Merja Penttilä. 09.10.2018 Bioeconomy

VTT and St1 to pilot future bioeconomy: Climate-friendly hydrocarbons from industrial carbon dioxide emissions

VTT and St1 have launched a unique experiment in Finland aiming to produce hydrocarbons from industrial carbon dioxide, which can be refined to fossil-free petrol, diesel and chemicals. 05.10.2018

New marine technology for Arctic conditions – greater durability and lifespan

Through the ArTEco project, European marine research institutes and companies have developed creative technologies for thruster solutions, under the leadership of VTT and Wärtsilä. 02.10.2018 Sustainable and Smart City

VTT's NanoSat hyperspectral camera remains stable after enduring one year of space weather and even a severe solar storm - Delivers high quality spectral data

VTT's hyperspectral imager continues to observe the earth on board the Aalto-1 nanosatellite. It has survived a grade X solar storm while still continuing to supply high-quality data.27.09.2018 Bioeconomy

New wood-based materials to prevent the spread of microorganisms in hospitals

A recently launched development project called Sami&Samu is looking to introduce innovative renewable materials, surface finishes and textiles to Hospital Nova, a new hospital due to open in Central Finland in 2020. 21.09.2018

INEEL and VTT LTD promote technical cooperation within the energy sector

Mexico´s National Institute for Electricity and Clean Energy (INEEL) and Technical Research Center of Finland Ltd (VTT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to generate synergies by sharing experiences and developing joint projects.12.09.2018

VTT and Carbodeon speed up 3D printing with nanodiamonds

VTT and Carbodeon Ltd Oy have developed a plastic material suitable for consumer and industrial use, enabling faster 3D printing and improving the mechanical durability of the printouts. 12.09.2018

New solutions around food: Fazer, IBM and VTT to set up an innovation ecosystem and research restaurant

Fazer, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the information technology company IBM are embarking on a cooperation aiming for an open innovation ecosystem which produces solutions related to food.07.09.2018

VTT is ranked fourth in the world's largest research funding programme

VTT was ranked fourth in the latest statistics by European Research Ranking. The assessment examines how well various organisations have succeeded in the world's largest research funding programme, the EU’s Horizon 2020.30.08.2018 Bioeconomy

VTT is developing microbes that degrade plastic as a solution to marine plastic waste problem

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is helping to solve the global plastic waste problem. VTT develops in a project called PlastBug a mobile container unit to remove plastic waste from ocean areas, in order to create a safe living environment.30.08.2018 Bioeconomy

Powerful tools from VTT to solve challenges in bio- and circular economy

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed an efficient synthetic biology toolbox for industry and research organisations. This toolbox enables, in an unprecedented way, engineering of a diverse range of yeasts and fungi.

 Press Releases

02.11.2018 Bioeconomy

Award for VTT's biobased packaging solution in Sustainability Awards 2018 competition

Packaging Europe announced VTT’s cellulose-based packaging solution as winner of its Sustainability Awards 2018 in the category of the Bio-based Packaging on 23rd of October in Gothenburg. 24.10.2018 Bioeconomy

AACCI granted Kaisa Poutanen with the Osborne Medal

AACCI International awarded Research Professor Kaisa Poutanen in 22nd October with the Osborne Medal, established in 1926 to recognize distinguished contributions in the field of cereal chemistry.19.10.2018

Science and technology innovation leaders begin collaboration with VTT

Global cooperation is needed to tackle global problems. That is why VTT has set up an Excellence Advisory Board with top innovation leaders from the international science and technology scene. 18.10.2018 Digital Society

VTT, TactoTek and their work on structural electronics won an international innovation award

VTT and TactoTek together won the 2018 EARTO - European Association of Research and Technology Organisations Innovation Award in the category Impact Delivered. TactoTek® in a spin-off from VTT. 18.10.2018 Business Essentials

Universum’s employer survey 2018: VTT voted one of the most attractive employers in Finland

​Young engineering professionals have voted VTT the second most attractive employer in Finland. VTT ranked sixth in the previous survey conducted in 2017. Among young natural sciences professionals, VTT is the sixth most attractive employer.16.10.2018

L4MS launches its first Open Call: €1.5M equity-free funding for manufacturing SME’s

L4MS, the pan-European acceleration for using robots and automation in manufacturing industry, has launched its first open call with a total of €1.5million equity-free funding for mid-caps and SMEs. 05.10.2018 Digital Society

VTT’s child growth application is a finalist in an international digital health innovation contest

Developed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, the Kasvuseula online service, which analyses a child’s growth, has been selected as a finalist in the international Commonwealth Digital Health Awards competition.25.09.2018 Bioeconomy

Kristiina Kruus appointed Dean of the Aalto University School of Chemical Engineering

​The Board of Aalto University has appointed Research Professor Kristiina Kruus, currently of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, as the new Dean for the School of Chemical Engineering. Her five-year period as dean starts December 1, 2018. 20.08.2018 Bioeconomy

Creating a bio-based and easily recyclable packaging material

It’s a scene familiar to us all. You unpack your new TV, washing machine, or flat-pack table and you’re left with a mountain of expanded plastic foam to dispose of.02.08.2018 Health and Wellbeing

Toward improved patient outcomes with intelligent algorithms

Intelligent algorithms are turning data into easy-to-use, actionable information to help doctors make faster, more accurate decisions.30.07.2018 Health and Wellbeing

Taking the accuracy of wearable activity trackers to a new level with smarter algorithms

Many of the wearable activity trackers are off the mark when it comes to accuracy. The answer lies in the algorithms that form the backbone of the software in these devices.03.07.2018 Low Carbon Energy

Kari Mäki, DSc (Tech.), appointed Research Professor in Smart Energy Systems at VTT

Kari Mäki has worked with energy systems at VTT since 2010. Before that, he held various positions in industry and the Tampere University of Technology.15.06.2018

VTT’s hyperspectral imaging technology ranked as one of the top 10 information and communication technologies by Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, global market research and consulting company, has ranked VTT’s hyperspectral imaging technology as one of the “companies to watch” in their recent report on 2018 Top Information and Communication Technologies.07.06.2018 Health and Wellbeing

Customer story: Artificial Intelli­gence at the heart of wellbeing

AlvinOne is a mobile app that can predict and help prevent illnesses. The AlvinOne team shares a vision of empowering individuals to take charge of their own wellbeing.07.06.2018

Doctoral dissertation in the field of chemical technology: Kaj Nikiforow

VTT’s Research Scientist, M.Sc. (Tech.) Kaj Nikiforow will defend his dissertation “Hydrogen supply in proton exchange membrane fuel cell systems” at Aalto University on 8 June at 12.28.05.2018

Scientific Advisory Board found great potential in SMACC

The Smart Machines and Manufacturing Competence Centre (SMACC) underwent an external review in April 2018. 25.05.2018

Also VTT commits to the Equal by 30 campaign to promote equality in the energy sector

25.05.2018

Janne Järvinen will head Data-driven Solutions at VTT

Janne Järvinen (PhD) will join VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, as head of the Data-driven Solutions research area, on 3 September 2018. 22.05.2018

The sale of VTT Expert Services Ltd and Labtium Ltd to Eurofins Ltd confirmed

09.05.2018

Anne-Christine Ritschkoff becomes a member to the UN’s Multi-Stakeholder Group of experts on technology

The UN Secretary-General has appointed Anne-Christine Ritschkoff of the Multi-Stakeholder Group on technology for the next two-year term.