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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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.