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19.02.2020

VTT and its partners are developing nuclear power plant decommissioning into a business

Finnish digital technologies, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, sensing technologies, material science and nuclear safety know-how are useful as the world’s nuclear power plants approach decommissioning.
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12.02.2020
Health and Wellbeing

Comprehensive new study on Finnish sisu looks at how grit affects the way Finns work

In a study funded by the Academy of Finland, VTT and the University of Helsinki delved into the essence and significance of sisu in areas such as wellbeing and coping in working life.
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04.02.2020

VTT: Circular economy can improve the profitability of wind power – and vice versa

Circular economy can utilise surplus wind power to improve profitability of the entire energy system.
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30.01.2020

VTT SenseWay was created to help customers boost their competitiveness with autonomous solutions

The new VTT subsidiary, VTT SenseWay, will make the expertise related to autonomous solutions available to customers.

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19.02.2020 Press release

VTT and its partners are developing nuclear power plant decommissioning into a business

Finnish digital technologies, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, sensing technologies, material science and nuclear safety know-how are useful as the world’s nuclear power plants approach decommissioning.17.02.2020 Topicals

Nanobiotechnology as a treatment and diagnostics tool for severe diseases

Degenerative central nervous system disorders and different types of cancers are increasing along with the ageing of the population. The treatment and early diagnosis of such diseases calls for new tools. 12.02.2020 Press release

Comprehensive new study on Finnish sisu looks at how grit affects the way Finns work

In a study funded by the Academy of Finland, VTT and the University of Helsinki delved into the essence and significance of sisu in areas such as wellbeing and coping in working life. 07.02.2020 Topicals

VTT celebrated Gala of Failures: “When you fail, learning is inevitable“

What is it like to get on a stage to tell your most embarrassing professional moment in front of an audience consisting of a hundred colleagues with the CEO in the front row? 04.02.2020 Press release

VTT: Circular economy can improve the profitability of wind power – and vice versa

Circular economy can utilise surplus wind power to improve profitability of the entire energy system. 30.01.2020 Topicals

What is important to VTT in sustainability?

We are in the process of developing our corporate sustainability work, and how it gets communicated. In order to do this well, we want to hear the views of our stakeholders. 30.01.2020 Press release

VTT SenseWay was created to help customers boost their competitiveness with autonomous solutions

The new VTT subsidiary, VTT SenseWay, will make the expertise related to autonomous solutions available to customers.28.01.2020 Topicals

Biotechnology contributes to secure future food and material supply

The challenge is immense: Estimates forecast that 60% more food will be globally needed by 2050 while only 2% more agricultural land will be available.22.01.2020 Press release

In the future, data will travel via space

The telecommunication system of the future is a multifaceted whole, combining 5G mobile networks with satellite networks in space and low Earth orbit. 22.01.2020 Press release

Sauli Eloranta, the winner of the CTO of the Year award 2019, appointed professor of practice at VTT

Sauli Eloranta, M. Sc. (Tech.), began working as Professor of Practice at VTT on 1 January 2020. Eloranta, elected the CTO of the Year 2019, comes to VTT with a long experience of promoting technology and digitisation in industry and maritime transport. 21.01.2020 Press release

VTT makes new investments in digital health– building excellence in the Kuopio region

VTT is launching new research activities in the area of digital health as part of the growing wellbeing and health technology ecosystem in Kuopio. 14.01.2020 Press release

Anssi Laukkanen becomes VTT’s first research professor in computational materials science– materials modelling improves the competitive edge of industrial operators and boosts circular economy

Materials are everywhere, and even small materials-related developments almost always have great significance – not to mention completely new materials and solutions. 14.01.2020 Press release

Dedicated photonics pilot-line for medical diagnostics

The European Commission decided to expand the existing photonics pilot-line offering by funding the establishment of MedPhab pilot-line under Horizon 2020, the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.03.01.2020 Press release

VTT has developed a tool to support astronauts in complex repair tasks with the assistance of augmented reality, AR

The European Space Agency (ESA) has been testing a tool developed by VTT as part of its training and operations system. The tool, using augmented reality, has been developed to support astronauts in training and operations during a space flight.20.12.2019 Topicals

NOMATEN - Centre of Excellence in Multifunctional Materials for Industrial and Medical Applications

NOMATEN Centre of Excellence is focused on research with functional materiasl for harsh environments in energy industry and advanced materials for medical technology, e.g. for diagnostics.19.12.2019 Press release

New ecosystem launched to boost photo and radiation detector hardware development

VTT, together with Aalto University and industrial partners, has started a joint effort to accelerate the development and commercialization of tailored high-performance detectors and systems for different application areas.18.12.2019 Press release

Improved comfort and safety for future firefighters and rescue workers with smart clothing

Researchers and companies jointly developed a wearable technology solution for firefighters. It allows real-time monitoring of heat stress, thus improving the occupational health and safety in challenging temperatures.17.12.2019 Press release

The need for demand-side management of electricity increases – piloted marketplace would enhance the use of demand-side resources

VTT and the University of Vaasa are collaborating to develop a new real-time marketplace for demand-side management of electricity. 10.12.2019 Press release

Motorcycles to be made smarter and safer with digitalisation

VTT and KTM Nordic Oy (KTM) have started cooperation to equip the KTM motorcycle with similar technical data transmission and environment perception systems as VTT’s automated vehicles. 03.12.2019 Press release

VTT developed an optical fibre made of cellulose

Optical fibre made of cellulose is best suited for sensors that benefit from the biodegradability of the material. In the future, optical cellulose fibre may allow detecting changes in the moisture level of buildings.

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19.02.2020

VTT and its partners are developing nuclear power plant decommissioning into a business

Finnish digital technologies, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, sensing technologies, material science and nuclear safety know-how are useful as the world’s nuclear power plants approach decommissioning.12.02.2020 Health and Wellbeing

Comprehensive new study on Finnish sisu looks at how grit affects the way Finns work

In a study funded by the Academy of Finland, VTT and the University of Helsinki delved into the essence and significance of sisu in areas such as wellbeing and coping in working life. 04.02.2020

VTT: Circular economy can improve the profitability of wind power – and vice versa

Circular economy can utilise surplus wind power to improve profitability of the entire energy system. 30.01.2020

VTT SenseWay was created to help customers boost their competitiveness with autonomous solutions

The new VTT subsidiary, VTT SenseWay, will make the expertise related to autonomous solutions available to customers.22.01.2020

In the future, data will travel via space

The telecommunication system of the future is a multifaceted whole, combining 5G mobile networks with satellite networks in space and low Earth orbit. 22.01.2020

Sauli Eloranta, the winner of the CTO of the Year award 2019, appointed professor of practice at VTT

Sauli Eloranta, M. Sc. (Tech.), began working as Professor of Practice at VTT on 1 January 2020. Eloranta, elected the CTO of the Year 2019, comes to VTT with a long experience of promoting technology and digitisation in industry and maritime transport. 21.01.2020

VTT makes new investments in digital health– building excellence in the Kuopio region

VTT is launching new research activities in the area of digital health as part of the growing wellbeing and health technology ecosystem in Kuopio. 14.01.2020

Anssi Laukkanen becomes VTT’s first research professor in computational materials science– materials modelling improves the competitive edge of industrial operators and boosts circular economy

Materials are everywhere, and even small materials-related developments almost always have great significance – not to mention completely new materials and solutions. 14.01.2020

Dedicated photonics pilot-line for medical diagnostics

The European Commission decided to expand the existing photonics pilot-line offering by funding the establishment of MedPhab pilot-line under Horizon 2020, the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.03.01.2020 Digital Society

VTT has developed a tool to support astronauts in complex repair tasks with the assistance of augmented reality, AR

The European Space Agency (ESA) has been testing a tool developed by VTT as part of its training and operations system. The tool, using augmented reality, has been developed to support astronauts in training and operations during a space flight.19.12.2019

New ecosystem launched to boost photo and radiation detector hardware development

VTT, together with Aalto University and industrial partners, has started a joint effort to accelerate the development and commercialization of tailored high-performance detectors and systems for different application areas.18.12.2019 Health and Wellbeing

Improved comfort and safety for future firefighters and rescue workers with smart clothing

Researchers and companies jointly developed a wearable technology solution for firefighters. It allows real-time monitoring of heat stress, thus improving the occupational health and safety in challenging temperatures.17.12.2019

The need for demand-side management of electricity increases – piloted marketplace would enhance the use of demand-side resources

VTT and the University of Vaasa are collaborating to develop a new real-time marketplace for demand-side management of electricity. 10.12.2019 Sustainable and Smart City

Motorcycles to be made smarter and safer with digitalisation

VTT and KTM Nordic Oy (KTM) have started cooperation to equip the KTM motorcycle with similar technical data transmission and environment perception systems as VTT’s automated vehicles. 03.12.2019 Bioeconomy

VTT developed an optical fibre made of cellulose

Optical fibre made of cellulose is best suited for sensors that benefit from the biodegradability of the material. In the future, optical cellulose fibre may allow detecting changes in the moisture level of buildings. 28.11.2019

Electronics developers start extensive co-operation to advance circular economy

Companies and research institutes involved in the development of electronics and optics will begin co-operation under the leadership of VTT. 26.11.2019

VTT solved challenges of emission-free hydrogen technology: Movable fuel cell electrolyser produces hydrogen and electricity from hydrogen in an emission-free manner with excellent efficiency

Hydrogen technology is playing an increasingly important role in mitigating climate change. Hydrogen, which is widely used in industrial processes, is also suitable for fuel and energy storage and can be produced from water without emissions. 26.11.2019

VTT develops alternative leather from fungi – aims at industrial-scale production

Animal skin is an excellent material, but the tanning process of leather causes significant chromium emissions that are damaging to the environment and human health. 26.11.2019

New VTT innovations boost food production– plant “breathalyzer” wins research pitching at Slush

Climate change, population growth and urbanisation cause challenges to food production. In the future, it must be possible to produce increasing amounts of food with smaller resources. 15.11.2019

IT and forest companies to start close cooperation - plants as innovation platform

Headed by VTT, a group of Finnish forest companies, companies in the digital sector and research institutes will start a two-year SEED project that will generate new type of innovation activity originating from the needs of business operations.

 Press Releases

17.02.2020

Nanobiotechnology as a treatment and diagnostics tool for severe diseases

Degenerative central nervous system disorders and different types of cancers are increasing along with the ageing of the population. The treatment and early diagnosis of such diseases calls for new tools. 07.02.2020

VTT celebrated Gala of Failures: “When you fail, learning is inevitable“

What is it like to get on a stage to tell your most embarrassing professional moment in front of an audience consisting of a hundred colleagues with the CEO in the front row? 30.01.2020

What is important to VTT in sustainability?

We are in the process of developing our corporate sustainability work, and how it gets communicated. In order to do this well, we want to hear the views of our stakeholders. 28.01.2020

Biotechnology contributes to secure future food and material supply

The challenge is immense: Estimates forecast that 60% more food will be globally needed by 2050 while only 2% more agricultural land will be available.20.12.2019

NOMATEN - Centre of Excellence in Multifunctional Materials for Industrial and Medical Applications

NOMATEN Centre of Excellence is focused on research with functional materiasl for harsh environments in energy industry and advanced materials for medical technology, e.g. for diagnostics.25.11.2019 Bioeconomy

Dyadic Int. announces achieving human like glycan structures from its engineered C1 cell line

Dyadic International, Inc. (“Dyadic”) (NASDAQ: DYAI) announced that its C1 strain has been successfully glyco-engineered to impart the core human like G0 glycan structure at high levels. 14.11.2019

Join us on our quest to find solutions to global challenges! Vacancies at VTT

VTT is a visionary research, development and innovation partner. We face global challenges head-on and turn them into opportunities for sustainable growth. 11.11.2019

Dr. Holger Pöhler appointed as Professor of Practice for Industrial Chemistry at VTT

VTT’s second Professor of Practice, Dr. Holger Pöhler will deliver in-sight in the field of industrial chemistry. 01.11.2019

Cutting-edge research gives Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology a competitive advantage

The mining sector has been a pioneer in the use of digital, autonomous and remotely controlled systems. Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is the leading global provider of mining and excavation equipment and services.31.10.2019

VTT’s Niall Shakeshaft: Is this peak service design, and if so, what should we do about it?

A journalist recently posed me a rather leading question. She asked me if I thought service design might be completely over-hyped and if maybe in ten years’ time, the whole field might even be viewed as something of a joke? 28.10.2019 Digital Society

Reboot IoT Factory reforms industry with digital solutions – aiming at an impact of EUR 1 billion

​Productivity, production quality and reaction speed are key challenges in industry. Reboot IoT Factory develops digital solutions for these challenges, with their functionality tested in a genuine factory environment.21.10.2019

NOVUM's open technology platform launched to improve the cellulose electrical insulation production

NOVUM: The project brings together the following three technologies: 3D printing, thermoforming and foam forming of cellulose for electrical insulation. 21.10.2019

Mika Prunnila appointed Research Professor in electronic sensors

15.10.2019 Health and Wellbeing

VTT one of Finland’s most responsible summer job employers

VTT was ranked fourth in the large company category of the Responsible Summer Job survey by job search service Oikotie. 10.10.2019

VTT and Finland among the best on the European semiconductor scene

The annual summit for MEMS, Sensors and Imaging was held in Grenoble, France this last September. This year VTT's president and CEO Dr Antti Vasara gave a keynote presentation at the summit.23.09.2019 Digital Society

5G disrupts traditional value chains – are you ready to explore new business opportunities with VTT?

5G technology has been hailed as the next evolution in IoT, connectivity and even productivity. It is also an immense opportunity for forward-looking businesses to capture a piece of the market and for cities to build new competitive advantage.10.09.2019

DIH² launches its first open call to encourage robotics-related technology adoption in the field of manufacturing

The European Commission project, part of the Horizon 2020 programme, will be distributing up to €248,000 to consortia made up of technology providers and manufacturing Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) 29.08.2019 Digital Society

Finnish 5G developers and early utilisers joined forces to tackle cybersecurity

First-class cybersecurity management is both a necessity and a major challenge for the 5G network and the applications and businesses that will be using it. 29.08.2019

VTT-led L4MS launches its 2nd Open Call with 1.5M equity-free funding for logistics automation in manufacturing

L4MS (Logistics for manufacturing SMEs) opens its second Open Call on September 1, 2019. 28.08.2019

OPEN MODE project co-develops new logistics solutions and services for consumers

The value chains of consumer products are undergoing a change. Platform economy, e-commerce growth and new logistics technologies are driving the change while also enabling new business models.

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