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07.02.2019
Bioeconomy

VTT develops a novel device for processing problematic waste

Modular Mixer. VTT's cylindrical extruder promises to revolutionise the processing of recyclable materials and thereby promote circular economy business.
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30.01.2019

Celebrating failures at VTT’s first Gala of Failures

“Not my fault, I followed the instructions!” Have you ever felt the blush rising on your cheeks or had the uncomfortable feeling after realising that you have made a mistake?
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30.01.2019
Digital Society

Finland is aiming for pole position in the development of autonomous systems

The global market for autonomous systems is growing quickly: an estimated EUR 76 billion will be spent on robotics by 2025. To keep pace with this development, Finland is launching RAAS, a new innovation ecosystem for autonomous systems.
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29.01.2019

VTT and ESA begin strategic cooperation with an aim to develop nonterrestrial 5G networks

VTT and the leading European space organisation ESA have made an agreement on strategic partnership with an aim to develop 5G communications networks for the needs of the space industry. T

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13.02.2019 Topicals

Synbio Powerhouse is now officially launched!

Synbio Powerhouse is a VTT-driven ecosystem in Finland for everyone involved in synthetic biology. Like ecosystems in nature, industrial ecosystems include all possible places, people and companies who need to work together. 07.02.2019 Press release

VTT develops a novel device for processing problematic waste

Modular Mixer. VTT's cylindrical extruder promises to revolutionise the processing of recyclable materials and thereby promote circular economy business. 04.02.2019 Topicals

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment’s evaluation praises VTT’s competence

The Finnish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment has published the findings of an independent evaluation of VTT’s role in Finland’s research and innovation system. 30.01.2019 Press release

Celebrating failures at VTT’s first Gala of Failures

“Not my fault, I followed the instructions!” Have you ever felt the blush rising on your cheeks or had the uncomfortable feeling after realising that you have made a mistake? 30.01.2019 Press release

Finland is aiming for pole position in the development of autonomous systems

The global market for autonomous systems is growing quickly: an estimated EUR 76 billion will be spent on robotics by 2025. To keep pace with this development, Finland is launching RAAS, a new innovation ecosystem for autonomous systems. 29.01.2019 Press release

VTT and ESA begin strategic cooperation with an aim to develop nonterrestrial 5G networks

VTT and the leading European space organisation ESA have made an agreement on strategic partnership with an aim to develop 5G communications networks for the needs of the space industry. T29.01.2019 Press release

National research programme develops Finnish nuclear waste management expertise

The Finnish research programme on Nuclear Waste Management, KYT2018, is at the end of its four-year term. 23.01.2019 Press release

VTT is developing a software tool for continuous monitoring of the environmental loading of a production plant

In the future, it will be possible to control a paper machine, for example, on the basis of its carbon footprint. 23.01.2019 Press release

Turning forest carbon assimilation into a service in a VTT-led project

VTT coordinates the EU-funded Forest Flux project, launched in 2018, which creates commercial services for the estimation of forest carbon storage and assimilation. 23.01.2019 Press release

An improved method for estimating the probability of extreme events was developed at VTT

Researchers at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have developed a new and more accurate method for estimating the probability of extreme events, such as storms, floods and earthquakes. 22.01.2019 Press release

Erosion in wind turbine blades solved with the help of artificial intelligence

The erosion of materials used in wind turbine blades due to the effect of weather conditions is a problem that applies to the whole wind energy sector. 18.01.2019 Press release

More efficient mining with innovative multisensor technology

A new sensor fusion technique based on X-ray and 3D imaging promises improvements to the 3D modelling of mineral resources and more efficient sorting of precious metals16.01.2019 Press release

Finns to design a totally new urban area in accordance with sustainable development principles in Nepal

Finnish companies will collaborate to design a new urban area for more than half a million inhabitants in the Kathmandu Valley in accordance with the principles of sustainable development. 15.01.2019 Press release

VTT develops a new sustainable way to turn forestry waste into transport fuels and chemicals

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has developed a new technique based on gasification, which offers a sustainable way to turn forest industry byproducts, such as bark, sawdust and forestry waste, into transport fuels and chemicals.14.01.2019 Press release

Tampere University and VTT to lead robotisation of SMEs with a total funding of EUR 32 million

Within the next few years, robotics to enable agile production will be developed in Tampere, Finland in two projects under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme with a combined budget of EUR 32 million. 14.01.2019 Press release

European consortium developed components for miniaturized gas sensors based on Mid-IR spectroscopy

In a H2020-project MIREGAS, Technical VTT and Tampere University of Technology teams, together with European partners, developed novel components for miniaturized gas sensors exploiting the principle of Mid-IR absorption spectroscopy. 09.01.2019 Press release

Tekla Tammelin appointed as Research Professor in Biomaterials Engineering and Design at VTT

Dr Tekla Tammelin, has been appointed as Research Professor in Biomaterials Engineering and Design at VTT with effect from 1 December 2018. 20.12.2018 Press release

Roadmap towards a sustainable economy: Using smart material cycle and new raw material sources for the era of resource sufficiency

VTT's roadmap towards a sustainable economy. The circular economy alone is not adequate to ensure the sufficiency of raw materials and energy as natural resources become scarcer due to growing consumption and climate change. 20.12.2018 Press release

VTT becomes an R&D partner in the Think Beyond Plastic innovation ecosystem

VTT joins the international Think Beyond Plastic’s User Facility Network as an R&D partner. 19.12.2018 Press release

Groundbreaking nanosatellite imaging technology brings new possibilities to manage climate change

The infrared hyperspectral camera is smaller, lighter and cheaper, and able to alert us to major environmental catastrophes in near real-time

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07.02.2019 Bioeconomy

VTT develops a novel device for processing problematic waste

Modular Mixer. VTT's cylindrical extruder promises to revolutionise the processing of recyclable materials and thereby promote circular economy business. 30.01.2019

Celebrating failures at VTT’s first Gala of Failures

“Not my fault, I followed the instructions!” Have you ever felt the blush rising on your cheeks or had the uncomfortable feeling after realising that you have made a mistake? 30.01.2019 Digital Society

Finland is aiming for pole position in the development of autonomous systems

The global market for autonomous systems is growing quickly: an estimated EUR 76 billion will be spent on robotics by 2025. To keep pace with this development, Finland is launching RAAS, a new innovation ecosystem for autonomous systems. 29.01.2019

VTT and ESA begin strategic cooperation with an aim to develop nonterrestrial 5G networks

VTT and the leading European space organisation ESA have made an agreement on strategic partnership with an aim to develop 5G communications networks for the needs of the space industry. T29.01.2019

National research programme develops Finnish nuclear waste management expertise

The Finnish research programme on Nuclear Waste Management, KYT2018, is at the end of its four-year term. 23.01.2019

VTT is developing a software tool for continuous monitoring of the environmental loading of a production plant

In the future, it will be possible to control a paper machine, for example, on the basis of its carbon footprint. 23.01.2019

Turning forest carbon assimilation into a service in a VTT-led project

VTT coordinates the EU-funded Forest Flux project, launched in 2018, which creates commercial services for the estimation of forest carbon storage and assimilation. 23.01.2019

An improved method for estimating the probability of extreme events was developed at VTT

Researchers at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have developed a new and more accurate method for estimating the probability of extreme events, such as storms, floods and earthquakes. 22.01.2019

Erosion in wind turbine blades solved with the help of artificial intelligence

The erosion of materials used in wind turbine blades due to the effect of weather conditions is a problem that applies to the whole wind energy sector. 18.01.2019

More efficient mining with innovative multisensor technology

A new sensor fusion technique based on X-ray and 3D imaging promises improvements to the 3D modelling of mineral resources and more efficient sorting of precious metals16.01.2019 Sustainable and Smart City

Finns to design a totally new urban area in accordance with sustainable development principles in Nepal

Finnish companies will collaborate to design a new urban area for more than half a million inhabitants in the Kathmandu Valley in accordance with the principles of sustainable development. 15.01.2019 Bioeconomy

VTT develops a new sustainable way to turn forestry waste into transport fuels and chemicals

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has developed a new technique based on gasification, which offers a sustainable way to turn forest industry byproducts, such as bark, sawdust and forestry waste, into transport fuels and chemicals.14.01.2019

Tampere University and VTT to lead robotisation of SMEs with a total funding of EUR 32 million

Within the next few years, robotics to enable agile production will be developed in Tampere, Finland in two projects under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme with a combined budget of EUR 32 million. 14.01.2019

European consortium developed components for miniaturized gas sensors based on Mid-IR spectroscopy

In a H2020-project MIREGAS, Technical VTT and Tampere University of Technology teams, together with European partners, developed novel components for miniaturized gas sensors exploiting the principle of Mid-IR absorption spectroscopy. 09.01.2019 Bioeconomy

Tekla Tammelin appointed as Research Professor in Biomaterials Engineering and Design at VTT

Dr Tekla Tammelin, has been appointed as Research Professor in Biomaterials Engineering and Design at VTT with effect from 1 December 2018. 20.12.2018 Bioeconomy

Roadmap towards a sustainable economy: Using smart material cycle and new raw material sources for the era of resource sufficiency

VTT's roadmap towards a sustainable economy. The circular economy alone is not adequate to ensure the sufficiency of raw materials and energy as natural resources become scarcer due to growing consumption and climate change. 20.12.2018 Bioeconomy

VTT becomes an R&D partner in the Think Beyond Plastic innovation ecosystem

VTT joins the international Think Beyond Plastic’s User Facility Network as an R&D partner. 19.12.2018 Digital Society

Groundbreaking nanosatellite imaging technology brings new possibilities to manage climate change

The infrared hyperspectral camera is smaller, lighter and cheaper, and able to alert us to major environmental catastrophes in near real-time18.12.2018

Carbon handprint: New environmental indicator for evaluating the positive climate impacts of products

VTT and LUT University alongside with Finnish companies have developed a method and guidelines for evaluating and communicating on the carbon handprint of products.17.12.2018

Niall Shakeshaft nominated as Head of Design at VTT: Technology has to solve real human problems

MSc (Techn), MBA Niall Shakeshaft started at VTT on December 1, 2018. The aim of service design at VTT is to improve customer experience and keep the human at the core of technological innovations.

 Press Releases

13.02.2019 Bioeconomy

Synbio Powerhouse is now officially launched!

Synbio Powerhouse is a VTT-driven ecosystem in Finland for everyone involved in synthetic biology. Like ecosystems in nature, industrial ecosystems include all possible places, people and companies who need to work together. 04.02.2019

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment’s evaluation praises VTT’s competence

The Finnish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment has published the findings of an independent evaluation of VTT’s role in Finland’s research and innovation system. 03.12.2018 Low Carbon Energy

VTT and Fortum have signed a letter of intent on the decommissioning of a research reactor and laboratory

VTT and Fortum have signed a letter of intent on cooperation in the decommissioning of the FIR 1 research reactor and the nuclear power plant structural materials research laboratory. decommissioning waste at the Loviisa nuclear power plant site.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

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