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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.
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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.
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03.01.2020
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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.
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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.

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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. 28.11.2019 Press release

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 Press release

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 Press release

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 Press release

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. 25.11.2019 Topicals

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. 15.11.2019 Press release

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.14.11.2019 Topicals

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. 13.11.2019 Press release

VTT’s deep-tech incubator teams come up with two solutions to meet the need for new sustainable fish feed

Food shortages are a major global issue. Population growth is increasing the need for food, and growing wealth is driving demand for animal protein foods. 11.11.2019 Topicals

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. 11.11.2019 Press release

New solutions for engine power plant noise – increased engine power and renewable energy require investments in noise management

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the technology group Wärtsilä have completed a three-year project funded by Business Finland, which created new solutions for power plant noise emissions. 04.11.2019 Press release

Wood-based yarn captures hormones from wastewater

VTT and Aalto University have developed a wood-based cellulose fibre yarn that is an affordable solution for capturing pharmaceutical substances – especially ethinylestradiol in contraceptive pills – that would otherwise end up in bodies of water.

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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.13.11.2019

VTT’s deep-tech incubator teams come up with two solutions to meet the need for new sustainable fish feed

Food shortages are a major global issue. Population growth is increasing the need for food, and growing wealth is driving demand for animal protein foods. 11.11.2019

New solutions for engine power plant noise – increased engine power and renewable energy require investments in noise management

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the technology group Wärtsilä have completed a three-year project funded by Business Finland, which created new solutions for power plant noise emissions. 04.11.2019 Bioeconomy

Wood-based yarn captures hormones from wastewater

VTT and Aalto University have developed a wood-based cellulose fibre yarn that is an affordable solution for capturing pharmaceutical substances – especially ethinylestradiol in contraceptive pills – that would otherwise end up in bodies of water. 01.11.2019

VTT founds a subsidiary to offer innovations for autonomous mobility

Finland is a forerunner in autonomous and remotely controlled solutions that are renewing the industrial sector, logistics and the way people move. 29.10.2019

VTT’s snack machine prepares a healthy Scoothie according to the user’s wishes

VTT developed a snack machine that nimbly prepares a product with high fibre or protein content – a Scoothie – in accordance with the consumer’s wishes and needs. 18.10.2019 Sustainable and Smart City

The SmartTram ecosystem brings attractive solutions to sustainable mobility while fostering competitiveness

The SmartTram ecosystem brings together the Finnish research and business sectors to work with cities to create the world’s finest tram transport solutions in order to reinforce exports of Finnish expertise.26.09.2019 Bioeconomy

Complete production chain from biomass residues to Fischer-Tropsch products successfully validated

Production of biofuel by gasification of biomass residues was successfully validated in the EU’s COMSYN project in September. The process performance was verified with bark in an 80 hour-long test run at VTT.

 Press Releases

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. 12.07.2019 Sustainable and Smart City

TRA2020 leads the way towards clean and inclusive transport

The theme of the Transport Research Arena TRA2020 conference to be held in Helsinki on 27-30 April 2020 is ‘Rethinking transport - Towards clean and inclusive mobility’. 04.07.2019

HackVTT envisioned solutions for climate change

VTT Young professionals organised the 4th HackVTT event in Riihivuori, Jyväskylä in May. 01.07.2019

VTT’s young research scientists represent the youth at an international ministerial meeting

In May 2019, for the first time in the history of Clean Energy Ministerial / Mission Innovation meetings, youth delegates could participate in the proceedings of the international clean energy ministerial meeting 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.

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