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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.



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.



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.



Research restaurant TestEat opened in Munkkiniemi, Helsinki

TestEat restaurant was opened in IBM's premises in Helsinki. The crEATe innovation ecosystem launched by Fazer, VTT and IBM studies and helps to create future solutions for eating and food production in a real restaurant environment.



VTT participates in the €1 billion Quantum Flagship Initiative

​A major research and innovation initiative of the European Commission, the Quantum Flagship Initiative, is launched to consolidate and expand European scientific leadership and excellence in quantum physics research.



A new process for full utilization of softwood bark

In the Finnish mechanical and chemical forest industry, three million tonnes of softwood bark are produced annually, presently mainly used for energy production.



Stretchable electronics to boost Finnish export industry

Tampere University of Technology (TUT) and the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland are coordinating Finland’s largest research project in the field of stretchable electronics technology and production processes.



Finnish pilot develops a new solution for sustainable forestry

Europe is feverishly looking for new ways to use farm, forest and fishery resources more responsibly and sustainably and to promote the production of the best possible raw materials in order to increase the availability of food, energy and biomaterials.



Fibre technologies revolutionising the textile industry win the European Commission's Regiostars Awards

New Finnish fibre technologies promoting the bio- and circular economy won the CO2 reduction category of the European Commission's Regiostars Awards competition on 9 October 2018.



VTT and St1 to pilot future bioeconomy: Climate-friendly hydrocarbons from industrial carbon dioxide emissions

VTT and St1 have launched a unique experiment in Finland aiming to produce hydrocarbons from industrial carbon dioxide, which can be refined to fossil-free petrol, diesel and chemicals.



Merja Penttilä obtains over 1 million euro funding to synthetic biology from the Wihuri Foundation

​Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation has granted on 9 October 2018 funding for the establishment of a Centre for Young Synbio Scientists, a programme led by VTT's Research Professor Merja Penttilä.



New marine technology for Arctic conditions – greater durability and lifespan

Through the ArTEco project, European marine research institutes and companies have developed creative technologies for thruster solutions, under the leadership of VTT and Wärtsilä.



VTT's NanoSat hyperspectral camera remains stable after enduring one year of space weather and even a severe solar storm - Delivers high quality spectral data

VTT's hyperspectral imager continues to observe the earth on board the Aalto-1 nanosatellite. It has survived a grade X solar storm while still continuing to supply high-quality data.



New wood-based materials to prevent the spread of microorganisms in hospitals

A recently launched development project called Sami&Samu is looking to introduce innovative renewable materials, surface finishes and textiles to Hospital Nova, a new hospital due to open in Central Finland in 2020.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.