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21.09.2018

INEEL and VTT LTD promote technical cooperation within the energy sector

Mexico´s National Institute for Electricity and Clean Energy (INEEL) and Technical Research Center of Finland Ltd (VTT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to generate synergies by sharing experiences and developing joint projects.
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12.09.2018

VTT and Carbodeon speed up 3D printing with nanodiamonds

VTT and Carbodeon Ltd Oy have developed a plastic material suitable for consumer and industrial use, enabling faster 3D printing and improving the mechanical durability of the printouts.
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12.09.2018

New solutions around food: Fazer, IBM and VTT to set up an innovation ecosystem and research restaurant

Fazer, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the information technology company IBM are embarking on a cooperation aiming for an open innovation ecosystem which produces solutions related to food.
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07.09.2018

VTT is ranked fourth in the world's largest research funding programme

VTT was ranked fourth in the latest statistics by European Research Ranking. The assessment examines how well various organisations have succeeded in the world's largest research funding programme, the EU’s Horizon 2020.

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25.09.2018 Topicals

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. 21.09.2018 Press release

INEEL and VTT LTD promote technical cooperation within the energy sector

Mexico´s National Institute for Electricity and Clean Energy (INEEL) and Technical Research Center of Finland Ltd (VTT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to generate synergies by sharing experiences and developing joint projects.12.09.2018 Press release

VTT and Carbodeon speed up 3D printing with nanodiamonds

VTT and Carbodeon Ltd Oy have developed a plastic material suitable for consumer and industrial use, enabling faster 3D printing and improving the mechanical durability of the printouts. 12.09.2018 Press release

New solutions around food: Fazer, IBM and VTT to set up an innovation ecosystem and research restaurant

Fazer, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the information technology company IBM are embarking on a cooperation aiming for an open innovation ecosystem which produces solutions related to food.07.09.2018 Press release

VTT is ranked fourth in the world's largest research funding programme

VTT was ranked fourth in the latest statistics by European Research Ranking. The assessment examines how well various organisations have succeeded in the world's largest research funding programme, the EU’s Horizon 2020.30.08.2018 Press release

VTT is developing microbes that degrade plastic as a solution to marine plastic waste problem

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is helping to solve the global plastic waste problem. VTT develops in a project called PlastBug a mobile container unit to remove plastic waste from ocean areas, in order to create a safe living environment.30.08.2018 Press release

Powerful tools from VTT to solve challenges in bio- and circular economy

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed an efficient synthetic biology toolbox for industry and research organisations. This toolbox enables, in an unprecedented way, engineering of a diverse range of yeasts and fungi.27.08.2018 Press release

Aalto University and VTT launch a major innovation ecosystem aimed at doubling the value of forest industry

On 23 August 2018, Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland signed a collaboration agreement on the CERES flagship programme and took a concrete step towards a joint innovation ecosystem in the field of bioeconomy. 23.08.2018 Press release

VTT’s robot car, Martti, now “speaks 5G” and takes another step towards full automation

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Nokia have joined forces to hook the VTT’s robot car, Martti, up to a 5G network, which allows the car to detect objects with improved range and share its observations with other vehicles. 20.08.2018 Press release

The Planck satellite led to a group of Finnish researchers winning the respected Gruber prize

Finnish researchers are now among the world’s best known cosmologists and astronomers thanks to the 2018 Gruber prize awarded to the ESA’s Planck consortium. 20.08.2018 Topicals

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 Topicals

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 Topicals

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.05.07.2018 Press release

VTT developed a fully bio-based material to replace fossil-based plastics in thermally formable products

VTT has developed a thermally formable, biodegradable material, which is 100% bio-based.03.07.2018 Topicals

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.02.07.2018 Press release

VTT develops piglet vaccination to reduce antibiotics use

VTT has developed a vaccine, diluted into drinking water, to treat diarrhoea on piglets being weaned. The vaccine reduces the global resistance problem caused by excessive antibiotic use.28.06.2018 Press release

5G technology brings 3D views to inter-vehicle communication – Traffic accident rates can be decreased

The safety of the road users is increased through new solutions and services that are enabled by the 5G technology.27.06.2018 Press release

Use of smart solutions in dairy farms improves quality and productivity

VTT and Luke are together developing a new, smart, competitive technology platform for improving the profitability of dairy farms and for introducing commercial products through the contributions of business partners.27.06.2018 Press release

Converting factories into innovation platforms to make production more efficient in Finland

The ecosystem of the Finnish manufacturing industry is taking the digital leap, and it utilises the strong corporate and research sector of the IoT industry in this transformation. The aim is to convert factories into innovation platforms.26.06.2018 Press release

Otaniemi to host a unique smart energy testing platform

Business Finland has granted funding worth almost EUR 5 million for the development of a smart and flexible energy system testing platform in Otaniemi, Espoo.

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21.09.2018

INEEL and VTT LTD promote technical cooperation within the energy sector

Mexico´s National Institute for Electricity and Clean Energy (INEEL) and Technical Research Center of Finland Ltd (VTT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to generate synergies by sharing experiences and developing joint projects.12.09.2018

VTT and Carbodeon speed up 3D printing with nanodiamonds

VTT and Carbodeon Ltd Oy have developed a plastic material suitable for consumer and industrial use, enabling faster 3D printing and improving the mechanical durability of the printouts. 12.09.2018

New solutions around food: Fazer, IBM and VTT to set up an innovation ecosystem and research restaurant

Fazer, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the information technology company IBM are embarking on a cooperation aiming for an open innovation ecosystem which produces solutions related to food.07.09.2018

VTT is ranked fourth in the world's largest research funding programme

VTT was ranked fourth in the latest statistics by European Research Ranking. The assessment examines how well various organisations have succeeded in the world's largest research funding programme, the EU’s Horizon 2020.30.08.2018 Bioeconomy

VTT is developing microbes that degrade plastic as a solution to marine plastic waste problem

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is helping to solve the global plastic waste problem. VTT develops in a project called PlastBug a mobile container unit to remove plastic waste from ocean areas, in order to create a safe living environment.30.08.2018 Bioeconomy

Powerful tools from VTT to solve challenges in bio- and circular economy

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed an efficient synthetic biology toolbox for industry and research organisations. This toolbox enables, in an unprecedented way, engineering of a diverse range of yeasts and fungi.27.08.2018 Bioeconomy

Aalto University and VTT launch a major innovation ecosystem aimed at doubling the value of forest industry

On 23 August 2018, Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland signed a collaboration agreement on the CERES flagship programme and took a concrete step towards a joint innovation ecosystem in the field of bioeconomy. 23.08.2018 Digital Society

VTT’s robot car, Martti, now “speaks 5G” and takes another step towards full automation

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Nokia have joined forces to hook the VTT’s robot car, Martti, up to a 5G network, which allows the car to detect objects with improved range and share its observations with other vehicles. 20.08.2018

The Planck satellite led to a group of Finnish researchers winning the respected Gruber prize

Finnish researchers are now among the world’s best known cosmologists and astronomers thanks to the 2018 Gruber prize awarded to the ESA’s Planck consortium. 05.07.2018 Bioeconomy

VTT developed a fully bio-based material to replace fossil-based plastics in thermally formable products

VTT has developed a thermally formable, biodegradable material, which is 100% bio-based.02.07.2018 Health and Wellbeing

VTT develops piglet vaccination to reduce antibiotics use

VTT has developed a vaccine, diluted into drinking water, to treat diarrhoea on piglets being weaned. The vaccine reduces the global resistance problem caused by excessive antibiotic use.28.06.2018 Digital Society

5G technology brings 3D views to inter-vehicle communication – Traffic accident rates can be decreased

The safety of the road users is increased through new solutions and services that are enabled by the 5G technology.27.06.2018 Digital Society

Use of smart solutions in dairy farms improves quality and productivity

VTT and Luke are together developing a new, smart, competitive technology platform for improving the profitability of dairy farms and for introducing commercial products through the contributions of business partners.27.06.2018 Digital Society

Converting factories into innovation platforms to make production more efficient in Finland

The ecosystem of the Finnish manufacturing industry is taking the digital leap, and it utilises the strong corporate and research sector of the IoT industry in this transformation. The aim is to convert factories into innovation platforms.26.06.2018 Sustainable and Smart City

Otaniemi to host a unique smart energy testing platform

Business Finland has granted funding worth almost EUR 5 million for the development of a smart and flexible energy system testing platform in Otaniemi, Espoo. 20.06.2018 Digital Society

Turning silicon photonics into a new competitive asset for the electronics industry

VTT, together with Tampere University of Technology (TUT), accelerates the development and commercialisation of silicon photonics products as part of the renewal of the Finnish electronics industry. 19.06.2018 Digital Society

The VTT robot car Marilyn parks in the furthermost lot fully autonomously

The VTT robot car Marilyn is currently undergoing tests on fully autonomous parking in the area furthest from its driver, at a distance of up to a hundred metres. The Internet of Things assists the car in finding and driving into a free space. 14.06.2018 Digital Society

Reaktor Space Lab and VTT investigate a new frequency band for telecommunications satellites

Reaktor Space Lab and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland are participating in an ESA project, which involves investigating a new frequency band for next-generation telecommunication satellites.13.06.2018 Bioeconomy

Structure influences the nutritional properties of cereal foods

In her dissertation, Master of Health Sciences Saara Pentikäinen, a research scientist at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, explored the impact of cereal food structure on the first steps of digestion and on postprandial satiety. 11.06.2018 Health and Wellbeing

How was your day at work today?

Lead by VTT, the European Factory2Fit research consortium develops solutions with the help of which employees in the manufacturing industry receive positive feedback on their personal well-being at work and work performance.

 Press Releases

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.15.06.2018

VTT’s hyperspectral imaging technology ranked as one of the top 10 information and communication technologies by Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, global market research and consulting company, has ranked VTT’s hyperspectral imaging technology as one of the “companies to watch” in their recent report on 2018 Top Information and Communication Technologies.07.06.2018 Health and Wellbeing

Customer story: Artificial Intelli­gence at the heart of wellbeing

AlvinOne is a mobile app that can predict and help prevent illnesses. The AlvinOne team shares a vision of empowering individuals to take charge of their own wellbeing.07.06.2018

Doctoral dissertation in the field of chemical technology: Kaj Nikiforow

VTT’s Research Scientist, M.Sc. (Tech.) Kaj Nikiforow will defend his dissertation “Hydrogen supply in proton exchange membrane fuel cell systems” at Aalto University on 8 June at 12.28.05.2018

Scientific Advisory Board found great potential in SMACC

The Smart Machines and Manufacturing Competence Centre (SMACC) underwent an external review in April 2018. 25.05.2018

Also VTT commits to the Equal by 30 campaign to promote equality in the energy sector

25.05.2018

Janne Järvinen will head Data-driven Solutions at VTT

Janne Järvinen (PhD) will join VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, as head of the Data-driven Solutions research area, on 3 September 2018. 22.05.2018

The sale of VTT Expert Services Ltd and Labtium Ltd to Eurofins Ltd confirmed

09.05.2018

Anne-Christine Ritschkoff becomes a member to the UN’s Multi-Stakeholder Group of experts on technology

The UN Secretary-General has appointed Anne-Christine Ritschkoff of the Multi-Stakeholder Group on technology for the next two-year term. 17.04.2018

HTA to present strategy to maintain Europe sovereignty in micro- and nanotechnologies & smart systems

Special Event in Brussels on April 24 Gathers Research Institutes’ CEOs, European Commissioners and Key European Industrials.13.04.2018 Digital Society

Customer story: Lighting you can bend into any shape

​The startup company Flexbright commercialises VTT-developed embedded electronics technology in lighting and signage applications. 12.04.2018

Customers rate VTT’s performance and impact higher than ever before

Customers' overall score for VTT is 4.2 (on a scale of 1–5); competitors are scored as 3.8. VTT’s lead over competitors has increased compared to previous years. This information comes from the annual customer impact study. 04.04.2018

Mark van Gils appointed as Research Professor at VTT – in charge of artificial intelligence in Wellness and Healthcare

​Mark van Gils (Ph.D.) will start work as a Research Professor at VTT on 1 April. He will be responsible for the area of artificial intelligence in wellness and healthcare. 27.03.2018 Smart Industry

VTT's pioneer of printed electronics Harri Kopola wins Fellow Award at LOPEC 2018

​“If research institutes do not dare to aspire to original visions, then who?” asks Dr. Harri Kopola, who just took home the O-EA Fellow Award for lifetime achievement. 07.03.2018

International Women's Day 2018

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. We asked VTT's researchers to share their thoughts on International Women's Day. 06.03.2018

Customer story: Monitoring plant wellbeing more accurately, more quickly

​Specim set out to miniaturise chemical imaging from bulky industrial equipment down to a hand-held, point-and-shoot device for more efficient plant stress and disease monitoring.

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