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24.04.2019

Highly fire retardant coating from biomaterials developed by VTT

A spray- or brush-applied fire retardant coating made from nanocellulose is well suited for improving the fire properties of wood-based materials.
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16.04.2019

Lotta Partanen appointed as manager of VTT LaunchPad – a business incubator aimed at creating business across sectors

Master of Arts Lotta Partanen started working as the manager of the business incubator VTT LaunchPad on 8 April 2019.
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11.04.2019

Three new members to VTT Board

On 25 March 2019, the annual general meeting of VTT appointed three new members to the Board of VTT.
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05.04.2019

VTT publishes annual report 2018

VTT’s annual report 2018 includes a GRI-based corporate responsibility report and is accompanied by reports on VTT’s tax footprint, administration, salaries and remunerations, financial statement and a review of the organisation’s operations.

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24.04.2019 Press release

Highly fire retardant coating from biomaterials developed by VTT

A spray- or brush-applied fire retardant coating made from nanocellulose is well suited for improving the fire properties of wood-based materials. 16.04.2019 Press release

Lotta Partanen appointed as manager of VTT LaunchPad – a business incubator aimed at creating business across sectors

Master of Arts Lotta Partanen started working as the manager of the business incubator VTT LaunchPad on 8 April 2019. 11.04.2019 Press release

Three new members to VTT Board

On 25 March 2019, the annual general meeting of VTT appointed three new members to the Board of VTT. 05.04.2019 Press release

VTT publishes annual report 2018

VTT’s annual report 2018 includes a GRI-based corporate responsibility report and is accompanied by reports on VTT’s tax footprint, administration, salaries and remunerations, financial statement and a review of the organisation’s operations.28.03.2019 Press release

Curbing climate change with new nuclear power technologies – VTT coordinates an EU project that paves the way for small modular reactors in Europe

The small modular reactors under development represent a new way of thinking about nuclear energy. 27.03.2019 Topicals

EARTO meeting focused on R&D&I ecosystems for industrial leadership and sustainable future

Sustainable growth, climate responsibility, competitiveness, technology infrastructures and funding were some of the most frequently heard words throughout the sessions of the annual conference of EARTO21.03.2019 Press release

VTT result for the financial year 2018: Impact and positive financial development

The year 2018 was a successful one for VTT particularly in terms of the impact of research and customer operations. 21.03.2019 Press release

Involving companies in the planning of flexible exploitation of health data

In Finland, the health data collected in national registries already serves fairly well the needs of clinical care and academic fundamental research, and statistical purposes. 20.03.2019 Topicals

Climate Barometer 2019: Finns wish to have solutions to climate crisis at the heart of policy-making

The Finns wish to see solutions to the climate crisis among the priority themes of the next government term and Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU. Growing numbers of Finns have also changed their own behaviour to mitigate climate change. 19.03.2019 Press release

VTT CEO Antti Vasara appointed President of EARTO

EARTO, the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations, has elected President & CEO of VTT, Dr. Antti Vasara, as the President of EARTO in its annual meeting. 11.03.2019 Topicals

VTT is hosting the EARTO Annual Conference on 20 March

The topic of the 2019 EARTO Annual Conference is RD&I Ecosystems for Industrial Leadership and Sustainable Future.11.03.2019 Press release

SniffPhone detects cancer from breath − VTT involved in the development of a cancer screening device

SniffPhone, currently in its prototype phase, enables early diagnosis of gastric cancer from a person’s exhaled breath. 04.03.2019 Topicals

Select For Cities Hackathon – Make Helsinki smarter

Are you up for the challenge? Create your own solution for making Helsinki a smarter city by using the city's and other data sources on INDRA/Minsait's Onesait IoT and Big Data platform. 04.03.2019 Press release

New Finnish research and innovation unity promotes oat consumption and business

Oats and oat-based innovations possess a significant global potential for Finnish food industry. 28.02.2019 Press release

Nando Malmelin is VTT’s first Professor of Practice - seeking to develop new practices for industrial renewal

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland promotes growth for industry and society using research and technology to create new business opportunities from global societal challenges. 21.02.2019 Press release

Nesli Sözer appointed as Research Professor in Smart and Sustainable Food Production at VTT

Dr Nesli Sözer has been appointed as research professor in Smart and Sustainable Food Production at VTT with effect from 1 February 2019. 19.02.2019 Topicals

Robotic Startups! Apply to RobotUnion acceleration program and receive funding up to €223,000

RobotUnion, EU-funded acceleration programme related to the robotics industry, has launched an open call with €4 million public funding for European robotic startups and SMEs (small & medium-sized enterprises). 15.02.2019 Press release

New online tool for testing organisations’ AI maturity

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd (VTT) has developed an online tool that organisations can use to test their AI maturity.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.

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24.04.2019

Highly fire retardant coating from biomaterials developed by VTT

A spray- or brush-applied fire retardant coating made from nanocellulose is well suited for improving the fire properties of wood-based materials. 16.04.2019

Lotta Partanen appointed as manager of VTT LaunchPad – a business incubator aimed at creating business across sectors

Master of Arts Lotta Partanen started working as the manager of the business incubator VTT LaunchPad on 8 April 2019. 11.04.2019

Three new members to VTT Board

On 25 March 2019, the annual general meeting of VTT appointed three new members to the Board of VTT. 05.04.2019

VTT publishes annual report 2018

VTT’s annual report 2018 includes a GRI-based corporate responsibility report and is accompanied by reports on VTT’s tax footprint, administration, salaries and remunerations, financial statement and a review of the organisation’s operations.28.03.2019 Low Carbon Energy

Curbing climate change with new nuclear power technologies – VTT coordinates an EU project that paves the way for small modular reactors in Europe

The small modular reactors under development represent a new way of thinking about nuclear energy. 21.03.2019

VTT result for the financial year 2018: Impact and positive financial development

The year 2018 was a successful one for VTT particularly in terms of the impact of research and customer operations. 21.03.2019

Involving companies in the planning of flexible exploitation of health data

In Finland, the health data collected in national registries already serves fairly well the needs of clinical care and academic fundamental research, and statistical purposes. 19.03.2019

VTT CEO Antti Vasara appointed President of EARTO

EARTO, the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations, has elected President & CEO of VTT, Dr. Antti Vasara, as the President of EARTO in its annual meeting. 11.03.2019 Health and Wellbeing

SniffPhone detects cancer from breath − VTT involved in the development of a cancer screening device

SniffPhone, currently in its prototype phase, enables early diagnosis of gastric cancer from a person’s exhaled breath. 04.03.2019

New Finnish research and innovation unity promotes oat consumption and business

Oats and oat-based innovations possess a significant global potential for Finnish food industry. 28.02.2019

Nando Malmelin is VTT’s first Professor of Practice - seeking to develop new practices for industrial renewal

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland promotes growth for industry and society using research and technology to create new business opportunities from global societal challenges. 21.02.2019 Bioeconomy

Nesli Sözer appointed as Research Professor in Smart and Sustainable Food Production at VTT

Dr Nesli Sözer has been appointed as research professor in Smart and Sustainable Food Production at VTT with effect from 1 February 2019. 15.02.2019

New online tool for testing organisations’ AI maturity

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd (VTT) has developed an online tool that organisations can use to test their AI maturity.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.

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27.03.2019

EARTO meeting focused on R&D&I ecosystems for industrial leadership and sustainable future

Sustainable growth, climate responsibility, competitiveness, technology infrastructures and funding were some of the most frequently heard words throughout the sessions of the annual conference of EARTO20.03.2019

Climate Barometer 2019: Finns wish to have solutions to climate crisis at the heart of policy-making

The Finns wish to see solutions to the climate crisis among the priority themes of the next government term and Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU. Growing numbers of Finns have also changed their own behaviour to mitigate climate change. 11.03.2019

VTT is hosting the EARTO Annual Conference on 20 March

The topic of the 2019 EARTO Annual Conference is RD&I Ecosystems for Industrial Leadership and Sustainable Future.04.03.2019 Sustainable and Smart City

Select For Cities Hackathon – Make Helsinki smarter

Are you up for the challenge? Create your own solution for making Helsinki a smarter city by using the city's and other data sources on INDRA/Minsait's Onesait IoT and Big Data platform. 19.02.2019

Robotic Startups! Apply to RobotUnion acceleration program and receive funding up to €223,000

RobotUnion, EU-funded acceleration programme related to the robotics industry, has launched an open call with €4 million public funding for European robotic startups and SMEs (small & medium-sized enterprises). 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.

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