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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.

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.

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.

Finland advancing towards an efficient circular economy of textiles

The first phase of the Telaketju R&D project, aimed at promoting sustainable recycling of end-of-life textiles, has been completed.

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.

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.

VTT involved in the new Nordic venture capital fund investing in science

Voima Ventures is the first Nordic venture capital fund investing purely in science and deep technology. VTT is one of its cornerstone investors.

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.

Highly fire retardant coating from biomaterials developed by VTT

A spray- or brush-applied fire retardant coating made from nanocellulose is well suited for improving the fire properties of wood-based materials.

Lotta Partanen appointed as manager of VTT LaunchPad – a business incubator aimed at creating business across sectors

Master of Arts Lotta Partanen started working as the manager of the business incubator VTT LaunchPad on 8 April 2019.

Three new members to VTT Board

On 25 March 2019, the annual general meeting of VTT appointed three new members to the Board of VTT.

VTT publishes annual report 2018

VTT’s annual report 2018 includes a GRI-based corporate responsibility report and is accompanied by reports on VTT’s tax footprint, administration, salaries and remunerations, financial statement and a review of the organisation’s operations.

Curbing climate change with new nuclear power technologies – VTT coordinates an EU project that paves the way for small modular reactors in Europe

The small modular reactors under development represent a new way of thinking about nuclear energy.

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 EARTO

Involving companies in the planning of flexible exploitation of health data

In Finland, the health data collected in national registries already serves fairly well the needs of clinical care and academic fundamental research, and statistical purposes.

VTT result for the financial year 2018: Impact and positive financial development

The year 2018 was a successful one for VTT particularly in terms of the impact of research and customer operations.

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.

VTT CEO Antti Vasara appointed President of EARTO

EARTO, the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations, has elected President & CEO of VTT, Dr. Antti Vasara, as the President of EARTO in its annual meeting.

SniffPhone detects cancer from breath − VTT involved in the development of a cancer screening device

SniffPhone, currently in its prototype phase, enables early diagnosis of gastric cancer from a person’s exhaled breath.

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.