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16.01.2019
Sustainable and Smart City

Finns to design a totally new urban area in accordance with sustainable development principles in Nepal

Finnish companies will collaborate to design a new urban area for more than half a million inhabitants in the Kathmandu Valley in accordance with the principles of sustainable development.
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15.01.2019
Bioeconomy

VTT develops a new sustainable way to turn forestry waste into transport fuels and chemicals

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has developed a new technique based on gasification, which offers a sustainable way to turn forest industry byproducts, such as bark, sawdust and forestry waste, into transport fuels and chemicals.
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14.01.2019

Tampere University and VTT to lead robotisation of SMEs with a total funding of EUR 32 million

Within the next few years, robotics to enable agile production will be developed in Tampere, Finland in two projects under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme with a combined budget of EUR 32 million.
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14.01.2019

European consortium developed components for miniaturized gas sensors based on Mid-IR spectroscopy

In a H2020-project MIREGAS, Technical VTT and Tampere University of Technology teams, together with European partners, developed novel components for miniaturized gas sensors exploiting the principle of Mid-IR absorption spectroscopy.

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16.01.2019 Press release

Finns to design a totally new urban area in accordance with sustainable development principles in Nepal

Finnish companies will collaborate to design a new urban area for more than half a million inhabitants in the Kathmandu Valley in accordance with the principles of sustainable development. 15.01.2019 Press release

VTT develops a new sustainable way to turn forestry waste into transport fuels and chemicals

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has developed a new technique based on gasification, which offers a sustainable way to turn forest industry byproducts, such as bark, sawdust and forestry waste, into transport fuels and chemicals.14.01.2019 Press release

Tampere University and VTT to lead robotisation of SMEs with a total funding of EUR 32 million

Within the next few years, robotics to enable agile production will be developed in Tampere, Finland in two projects under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme with a combined budget of EUR 32 million. 14.01.2019 Press release

European consortium developed components for miniaturized gas sensors based on Mid-IR spectroscopy

In a H2020-project MIREGAS, Technical VTT and Tampere University of Technology teams, together with European partners, developed novel components for miniaturized gas sensors exploiting the principle of Mid-IR absorption spectroscopy. 09.01.2019 Press release

Tekla Tammelin appointed as Research Professor in Biomaterials Engineering and Design at VTT

Dr Tekla Tammelin, has been appointed as Research Professor in Biomaterials Engineering and Design at VTT with effect from 1 December 2018. 20.12.2018 Press release

Roadmap towards a sustainable economy: Using smart material cycle and new raw material sources for the era of resource sufficiency

VTT's roadmap towards a sustainable economy. The circular economy alone is not adequate to ensure the sufficiency of raw materials and energy as natural resources become scarcer due to growing consumption and climate change. 20.12.2018 Press release

VTT becomes an R&D partner in the Think Beyond Plastic innovation ecosystem

VTT joins the international Think Beyond Plastic’s User Facility Network as an R&D partner. 19.12.2018 Press release

Groundbreaking nanosatellite imaging technology brings new possibilities to manage climate change

The infrared hyperspectral camera is smaller, lighter and cheaper, and able to alert us to major environmental catastrophes in near real-time18.12.2018 Press release

Carbon handprint: New environmental indicator for evaluating the positive climate impacts of products

VTT and LUT University alongside with Finnish companies have developed a method and guidelines for evaluating and communicating on the carbon handprint of products.17.12.2018 Press release

Niall Shakeshaft nominated as Head of Design at VTT: Technology has to solve real human problems

MSc (Techn), MBA Niall Shakeshaft started at VTT on December 1, 2018. The aim of service design at VTT is to improve customer experience and keep the human at the core of technological innovations.17.12.2018 Press release

Bioenergy Retrofits for Europe’s Industry

VTT is participating as a sector expert for pulp and paper industry in EU-funded BIOFIT project that will facilitate bioenergy production by retrofitting Europe’s industries.10.12.2018 Press release

New tools for water utility cyber security in KYBER-VESI project

The two-year joint project led by VTT resulted in assessment tools and guidelines which will improve the cyber security of the water supply. 05.12.2018 Press release

5G network to improve road safety

The next-generation mobile network and fast data transmission solutions can be used to collect a huge amount of data on vehicles on the road. 03.12.2018 Topicals

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.30.11.2018 Press release

New VTT premises in support of innovation and growth

VTT will lease new premises from Otaniemi, which will be ready in 2020. Additional premises will be designed and built in Otaniemi in 2020-2024. T30.11.2018 Press release

VTT launches an incubator to accelerate industrial renewal

VTT launches a deep-tech incubator to create game-changing startups with strong scientific foundation. VTT is a powerhouse of innovation, scientific research and technology.26.11.2018 Press release

VTT and the City of Nokia to study the use of bio-based carbon dioxide as a raw material in the ECO3 business park in Finland

The need to find new uses for carbon dioxide has become an important area of research around the world. 22.11.2018 Press release

Finnish 5G technology enables efficient mobile streaming to large audiences

National 5G projects co-operate in showcasing the delivery of the Finnish broadcasting company Yle´s live TV channels in mobile wireless network. 16.11.2018 Press release

Revised SI system promises innovations for the future of industry

A revised version of the SI system, the cornerstone of all measurements, is due to be adopted in May 2019. 15.11.2018 Press release

VTT speeds up the Finnish electronics industry ecosystem

VTT has launched an electronics sector innovation ecosystem aimed at creating a permanent collaboration model to reinforce the international competitiveness of Finnish electronics industry companies.

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16.01.2019 Sustainable and Smart City

Finns to design a totally new urban area in accordance with sustainable development principles in Nepal

Finnish companies will collaborate to design a new urban area for more than half a million inhabitants in the Kathmandu Valley in accordance with the principles of sustainable development. 15.01.2019 Bioeconomy

VTT develops a new sustainable way to turn forestry waste into transport fuels and chemicals

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has developed a new technique based on gasification, which offers a sustainable way to turn forest industry byproducts, such as bark, sawdust and forestry waste, into transport fuels and chemicals.14.01.2019

Tampere University and VTT to lead robotisation of SMEs with a total funding of EUR 32 million

Within the next few years, robotics to enable agile production will be developed in Tampere, Finland in two projects under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme with a combined budget of EUR 32 million. 14.01.2019

European consortium developed components for miniaturized gas sensors based on Mid-IR spectroscopy

In a H2020-project MIREGAS, Technical VTT and Tampere University of Technology teams, together with European partners, developed novel components for miniaturized gas sensors exploiting the principle of Mid-IR absorption spectroscopy. 09.01.2019 Bioeconomy

Tekla Tammelin appointed as Research Professor in Biomaterials Engineering and Design at VTT

Dr Tekla Tammelin, has been appointed as Research Professor in Biomaterials Engineering and Design at VTT with effect from 1 December 2018. 20.12.2018 Bioeconomy

Roadmap towards a sustainable economy: Using smart material cycle and new raw material sources for the era of resource sufficiency

VTT's roadmap towards a sustainable economy. The circular economy alone is not adequate to ensure the sufficiency of raw materials and energy as natural resources become scarcer due to growing consumption and climate change. 20.12.2018 Bioeconomy

VTT becomes an R&D partner in the Think Beyond Plastic innovation ecosystem

VTT joins the international Think Beyond Plastic’s User Facility Network as an R&D partner. 19.12.2018 Digital Society

Groundbreaking nanosatellite imaging technology brings new possibilities to manage climate change

The infrared hyperspectral camera is smaller, lighter and cheaper, and able to alert us to major environmental catastrophes in near real-time18.12.2018

Carbon handprint: New environmental indicator for evaluating the positive climate impacts of products

VTT and LUT University alongside with Finnish companies have developed a method and guidelines for evaluating and communicating on the carbon handprint of products.17.12.2018

Niall Shakeshaft nominated as Head of Design at VTT: Technology has to solve real human problems

MSc (Techn), MBA Niall Shakeshaft started at VTT on December 1, 2018. The aim of service design at VTT is to improve customer experience and keep the human at the core of technological innovations.17.12.2018 Bioeconomy

Bioenergy Retrofits for Europe’s Industry

VTT is participating as a sector expert for pulp and paper industry in EU-funded BIOFIT project that will facilitate bioenergy production by retrofitting Europe’s industries.10.12.2018

New tools for water utility cyber security in KYBER-VESI project

The two-year joint project led by VTT resulted in assessment tools and guidelines which will improve the cyber security of the water supply. 05.12.2018 Digital Society

5G network to improve road safety

The next-generation mobile network and fast data transmission solutions can be used to collect a huge amount of data on vehicles on the road. 30.11.2018

New VTT premises in support of innovation and growth

VTT will lease new premises from Otaniemi, which will be ready in 2020. Additional premises will be designed and built in Otaniemi in 2020-2024. T30.11.2018

VTT launches an incubator to accelerate industrial renewal

VTT launches a deep-tech incubator to create game-changing startups with strong scientific foundation. VTT is a powerhouse of innovation, scientific research and technology.26.11.2018 Bioeconomy

VTT and the City of Nokia to study the use of bio-based carbon dioxide as a raw material in the ECO3 business park in Finland

The need to find new uses for carbon dioxide has become an important area of research around the world. 22.11.2018 Digital Society

Finnish 5G technology enables efficient mobile streaming to large audiences

National 5G projects co-operate in showcasing the delivery of the Finnish broadcasting company Yle´s live TV channels in mobile wireless network. 16.11.2018

Revised SI system promises innovations for the future of industry

A revised version of the SI system, the cornerstone of all measurements, is due to be adopted in May 2019. 15.11.2018

VTT speeds up the Finnish electronics industry ecosystem

VTT has launched an electronics sector innovation ecosystem aimed at creating a permanent collaboration model to reinforce the international competitiveness of Finnish electronics industry companies.02.11.2018 Bioeconomy

VTT and Dyadic International presenting excellent results reached in development of a new fungal production platform C1

The two-year r&d collaboration has successfully positioned Dyadic's C1 Myceliophthora thermophila fungus as a potential production system for therapeutic proteins, vaccines and high value primary and secondary metabolites.

 Press Releases

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. 05.10.2018 Digital Society

VTT’s child growth application is a finalist in an international digital health innovation contest

Developed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, the Kasvuseula online service, which analyses a child’s growth, has been selected as a finalist in the international Commonwealth Digital Health Awards competition.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