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18.09.2019
Sustainable and Smart City

VTT develops smart cities in LuxTurrim5G ecosystem

In smart cities of the future, smart light poles will replace ordinary light poles, laying the foundations for a fast and efficient 5G network.
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16.09.2019
Bioeconomy

Combination of wood fibres and spider silk could rival plastic

The unique material outperforms most of today’s synthetic and
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12.09.2019
Bioeconomy

New study compares potential of different decarbonisation options in road transport

Sustainable fuels could play an important role in reducing transport emissions even as electric vehicles become cheaper says a new study from VTT and the University of Cambridge Judge Business School.
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09.09.2019
Low Carbon Energy

Materials and chemicals the first commodities to be commercialized by carbon reuse economy

To mitigate climate change, giving up the use of fossil carbon is of utmost importance. One of the approaches is the reuse of carbon dioxide.

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18.09.2019 Press release

VTT develops smart cities in LuxTurrim5G ecosystem

In smart cities of the future, smart light poles will replace ordinary light poles, laying the foundations for a fast and efficient 5G network. 16.09.2019 Press release

Combination of wood fibres and spider silk could rival plastic

The unique material outperforms most of today’s synthetic and 12.09.2019 Press release

New study compares potential of different decarbonisation options in road transport

Sustainable fuels could play an important role in reducing transport emissions even as electric vehicles become cheaper says a new study from VTT and the University of Cambridge Judge Business School.10.09.2019 Topicals

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) 09.09.2019 Press release

Materials and chemicals the first commodities to be commercialized by carbon reuse economy

To mitigate climate change, giving up the use of fossil carbon is of utmost importance. One of the approaches is the reuse of carbon dioxide. 29.08.2019 Topicals

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 Topicals

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 Topicals

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. 19.08.2019 Press release

Solution from VTT to prevent beer bottle explosions

Some contaminant yeasts make beer bottles and cans explode. Apart from being dangerous for consumers these ‘diastatic’ yeasts also cause loss of beer batches due to off-flavours, increased alcohol and over-carbonation in products. 12.07.2019 Topicals

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’. 10.07.2019 Press release

Quantum computing IQM to commercialise groundbreaking research from Aalto University and VTT

The startup - a spinout from Aalto and VTT - is developing hardware systems to enable the world’s first scalable quantum computing solution. 04.07.2019 Press release

Digital society relies on 5G – VTT is developing a more secure 5G network with companies

The 5G mobile network will revolutionise our everyday services and keep modern society running. For that reason it is vital to be able to guarantee the security of the operating environment. 04.07.2019 Topicals

HackVTT envisioned solutions for climate change

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

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 26.06.2019 Press release

VTT and Saab expand co-operation in the security of supply of critical technologies

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Saab have signed a framework agreement with the aim to strengthen research co-operation in mutually interesting technology areas, thereby ensuring security of supply of critical technologies.​25.06.2019 Press release

The Telaketju network expands in Finland: Aim at making business out of circular economy of textiles

A two-year R&D project, led by VTT, will gather more than 20 companies and research partners together to create a sustainable basis for the circular economy of textiles. 25.06.2019 Press release

Headphones made from biomaterials produced by yeast and fungal mycelium

A project team comprising research scientists, industrial designers and documentarians wanted to prove this possible and produced a set of headphones in their project Korvaa, the plastic and leather components of which were grown by microbes. 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.

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18.09.2019 Sustainable and Smart City

VTT develops smart cities in LuxTurrim5G ecosystem

In smart cities of the future, smart light poles will replace ordinary light poles, laying the foundations for a fast and efficient 5G network. 16.09.2019 Bioeconomy

Combination of wood fibres and spider silk could rival plastic

The unique material outperforms most of today’s synthetic and 12.09.2019 Bioeconomy

New study compares potential of different decarbonisation options in road transport

Sustainable fuels could play an important role in reducing transport emissions even as electric vehicles become cheaper says a new study from VTT and the University of Cambridge Judge Business School.09.09.2019 Low Carbon Energy

Materials and chemicals the first commodities to be commercialized by carbon reuse economy

To mitigate climate change, giving up the use of fossil carbon is of utmost importance. One of the approaches is the reuse of carbon dioxide. 19.08.2019 Bioeconomy

Solution from VTT to prevent beer bottle explosions

Some contaminant yeasts make beer bottles and cans explode. Apart from being dangerous for consumers these ‘diastatic’ yeasts also cause loss of beer batches due to off-flavours, increased alcohol and over-carbonation in products. 10.07.2019 Digital Society

Quantum computing IQM to commercialise groundbreaking research from Aalto University and VTT

The startup - a spinout from Aalto and VTT - is developing hardware systems to enable the world’s first scalable quantum computing solution. 04.07.2019 Digital Society

Digital society relies on 5G – VTT is developing a more secure 5G network with companies

The 5G mobile network will revolutionise our everyday services and keep modern society running. For that reason it is vital to be able to guarantee the security of the operating environment. 26.06.2019

VTT and Saab expand co-operation in the security of supply of critical technologies

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Saab have signed a framework agreement with the aim to strengthen research co-operation in mutually interesting technology areas, thereby ensuring security of supply of critical technologies.​25.06.2019 Bioeconomy

The Telaketju network expands in Finland: Aim at making business out of circular economy of textiles

A two-year R&D project, led by VTT, will gather more than 20 companies and research partners together to create a sustainable basis for the circular economy of textiles. 25.06.2019 Bioeconomy

Headphones made from biomaterials produced by yeast and fungal mycelium

A project team comprising research scientists, industrial designers and documentarians wanted to prove this possible and produced a set of headphones in their project Korvaa, the plastic and leather components of which were grown by microbes. 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.

 Press Releases

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. 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.

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