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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.



Valuable product from steel industry slag– components created as a result of piloting tested in Finland and Spain

VTT and Renotech Oy developed a method for the partial replacement of refractory ceramic raw material with slag from the steel industry.



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.



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.



Clear sector-specific differences in companies’ digimaturity levels

An online tool provided by VTT has offered organisations an opportunity to examine their digimaturity level and compare it with other organisations.



The Inspection & Maintenance robotics programme RIMA launched its first open call with €8.1 million equity-free funding for small & medium sized and slightly bigger companies

Launched within the framework of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme, RIMA is an acceleration project that aims at connecting research and industry organisations to deploy robotics technologies in I&M applications to fit market needs



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.



Combination of wood fibres and spider silk could rival plastic

The unique material outperforms most of today’s synthetic and



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.



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)



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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’.



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.



HackVTT envisioned solutions for climate change

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



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.



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