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18.06.2019

New sustainable technologies for wood-to-textile value chain enables increased production of man-made cellulose fibres in Europe

GRETE, the Green chemicals and technologies for the wood-to-textile value chain project, has been granted EUR 2.6 million by the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU), which is partnership between the EU and the Bio-based Industries Consortium.
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17.06.2019
Bioeconomy

Food from air with a new process – power-to-x solution and pilot equipment by LUT and VTT

LUT University and VTT have created a new emission-free process to produce protein from air with electricity.
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14.06.2019

VTT created a mini cupcake factory that can prepare personalised cupcakes in less than 2 minutes

Consumers demand more personalised and healthy foods. This trend combined with hectic lifestyle and snacking requires new on-site technologies to satisfy consumers' needs.
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11.06.2019

VTT to add new methods to the plastics recycling chain

A portion of collected plastic waste does not qualify for mechanical recycling and ends up incinerated instead.

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18.06.2019 Press release

New sustainable technologies for wood-to-textile value chain enables increased production of man-made cellulose fibres in Europe

GRETE, the Green chemicals and technologies for the wood-to-textile value chain project, has been granted EUR 2.6 million by the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU), which is partnership between the EU and the Bio-based Industries Consortium.17.06.2019 Press release

Food from air with a new process – power-to-x solution and pilot equipment by LUT and VTT

LUT University and VTT have created a new emission-free process to produce protein from air with electricity. 14.06.2019 Press release

VTT created a mini cupcake factory that can prepare personalised cupcakes in less than 2 minutes

Consumers demand more personalised and healthy foods. This trend combined with hectic lifestyle and snacking requires new on-site technologies to satisfy consumers' needs.11.06.2019 Topicals

Markus Forsberg has started working as Research Professor at VTT’s Kuopio office

Markus Forsberg, Docent, Professor of Pharmacology, has started working as Research Professor of KIPS’ Data-driven solutions Research Area in Kuopio. 11.06.2019 Press release

VTT to add new methods to the plastics recycling chain

A portion of collected plastic waste does not qualify for mechanical recycling and ends up incinerated instead.07.06.2019 Press release

Marko Koistila appointed as Vice President, Sales and Customer Partnerships at VTT: Science and research create future business success stories

Marko Koistila has been appointed as VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd’s Vice President, Sales and Customer Partnerships as of 1 June 2019. 06.06.2019 Press release

Helen, Lassila & Tikanoja and VTT’s City Refinery plant in Vuosaari to pursue a circular economy in its use of materials and energy City Refinery plant in Vuosaari

The City Refinery aims to enhance material circulation in Helsinki by processing difficult-to-recycle materials and biomass into high-grade products. 28.05.2019 Press release

New Horizon 2020 project to build European communities resilience and social capital

BuildERS is a newly funded H2020 project aiming to strengthen societal resilience, including the most vulnerable groups, against natural and man-made hazards. 28.05.2019 Press release

Finland takes action to enhance protein self-sufficiency

Finland is in an excellent position to enhance its protein self-sufficiency while building a sustainable, carbon-neutral food chain. 23.05.2019 Press release

Neste and VTT strengthen their partnership through research investments in Finland

Neste and VTT have today agreed on strategic cooperation which fosters the joint use and development of research infrastructures in Finland.22.05.2019 Press release

FLAGSHIPS project to deploy two hydrogen vessels

The European innovation project FLAGSHIPS has been awarded 5 Million Euros from the EU to support deploying two commercially operated zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell vessels in France and Norway. 21.05.2019 Topicals

Research Scientist Vafa Järnefelt: The great thing about VTT is that it is impossible to get bored here

A little over a year and a half ago Vafa Järnefelt was about to graduate as Master of Environmental Sciences and dreaming about a job, where she would have a chance to do research on environmental affairs and apply the research in practice. 21.05.2019 Topicals

Work at VTT increases intellectual capital

Research Scientist Petri Tikka started his career at VTT as a thesis worker in the Production and Machine Systems in 2015.15.05.2019 Press release

Finland advancing towards an efficient circular economy of textiles

The first phase of the Telaketju R&D project, aimed at promoting sustainable recycling of end-of-life textiles, has been completed. 10.05.2019 Topicals

Maaria Nuutinen, expert in human activity and organisations, is inspired by the possibility of having an impact on the future

Approximately one in four VTT employees have doctorates, but few are like Maaria Nuutinen, who has a PhD in psychology.06.05.2019 Topicals

VTT and RISE strengthening collaboration in bio- and circular economy

The objective of the new agreement between VTT and RISE is to establish a framework for collaboration in the field of bio- and circular economy test and demo infrastructures. 29.04.2019 Press release

VTT involved in the new Nordic venture capital fund investing in science

Voima Ventures is the first Nordic venture capital fund investing purely in science and deep technology. VTT is one of its cornerstone investors.26.04.2019 Topicals

Charles D. Scott Award for Professor Merja Penttilä

Professor Penttilä will receive the award for her outstanding research contribution In biotehcnology for the production of fuels and chemicals.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.

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18.06.2019

New sustainable technologies for wood-to-textile value chain enables increased production of man-made cellulose fibres in Europe

GRETE, the Green chemicals and technologies for the wood-to-textile value chain project, has been granted EUR 2.6 million by the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU), which is partnership between the EU and the Bio-based Industries Consortium.17.06.2019 Bioeconomy

Food from air with a new process – power-to-x solution and pilot equipment by LUT and VTT

LUT University and VTT have created a new emission-free process to produce protein from air with electricity. 14.06.2019

VTT created a mini cupcake factory that can prepare personalised cupcakes in less than 2 minutes

Consumers demand more personalised and healthy foods. This trend combined with hectic lifestyle and snacking requires new on-site technologies to satisfy consumers' needs.11.06.2019

VTT to add new methods to the plastics recycling chain

A portion of collected plastic waste does not qualify for mechanical recycling and ends up incinerated instead.07.06.2019

Marko Koistila appointed as Vice President, Sales and Customer Partnerships at VTT: Science and research create future business success stories

Marko Koistila has been appointed as VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd’s Vice President, Sales and Customer Partnerships as of 1 June 2019. 06.06.2019

Helen, Lassila & Tikanoja and VTT’s City Refinery plant in Vuosaari to pursue a circular economy in its use of materials and energy City Refinery plant in Vuosaari

The City Refinery aims to enhance material circulation in Helsinki by processing difficult-to-recycle materials and biomass into high-grade products. 28.05.2019

New Horizon 2020 project to build European communities resilience and social capital

BuildERS is a newly funded H2020 project aiming to strengthen societal resilience, including the most vulnerable groups, against natural and man-made hazards. 28.05.2019

Finland takes action to enhance protein self-sufficiency

Finland is in an excellent position to enhance its protein self-sufficiency while building a sustainable, carbon-neutral food chain. 23.05.2019

Neste and VTT strengthen their partnership through research investments in Finland

Neste and VTT have today agreed on strategic cooperation which fosters the joint use and development of research infrastructures in Finland.22.05.2019

FLAGSHIPS project to deploy two hydrogen vessels

The European innovation project FLAGSHIPS has been awarded 5 Million Euros from the EU to support deploying two commercially operated zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell vessels in France and Norway. 15.05.2019 Bioeconomy

Finland advancing towards an efficient circular economy of textiles

The first phase of the Telaketju R&D project, aimed at promoting sustainable recycling of end-of-life textiles, has been completed. 29.04.2019

VTT involved in the new Nordic venture capital fund investing in science

Voima Ventures is the first Nordic venture capital fund investing purely in science and deep technology. VTT is one of its cornerstone investors.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.

 Press Releases

11.06.2019

Markus Forsberg has started working as Research Professor at VTT’s Kuopio office

Markus Forsberg, Docent, Professor of Pharmacology, has started working as Research Professor of KIPS’ Data-driven solutions Research Area in Kuopio. 21.05.2019

Research Scientist Vafa Järnefelt: The great thing about VTT is that it is impossible to get bored here

A little over a year and a half ago Vafa Järnefelt was about to graduate as Master of Environmental Sciences and dreaming about a job, where she would have a chance to do research on environmental affairs and apply the research in practice. 21.05.2019

Work at VTT increases intellectual capital

Research Scientist Petri Tikka started his career at VTT as a thesis worker in the Production and Machine Systems in 2015.10.05.2019

Maaria Nuutinen, expert in human activity and organisations, is inspired by the possibility of having an impact on the future

Approximately one in four VTT employees have doctorates, but few are like Maaria Nuutinen, who has a PhD in psychology.06.05.2019

VTT and RISE strengthening collaboration in bio- and circular economy

The objective of the new agreement between VTT and RISE is to establish a framework for collaboration in the field of bio- and circular economy test and demo infrastructures. 26.04.2019 Bioeconomy

Charles D. Scott Award for Professor Merja Penttilä

Professor Penttilä will receive the award for her outstanding research contribution In biotehcnology for the production of fuels and chemicals.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.

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