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New solutions for engine power plant noise – increased engine power and renewable energy require investments in noise management

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the technology group Wärtsilä have completed a three-year project funded by Business Finland, which created new solutions for power plant noise emissions.



Dr. Holger Pöhler appointed as Professor of Practice for Industrial Chemistry at VTT

VTT’s second Professor of Practice, Dr. Holger Pöhler will deliver in-sight in the field of industrial chemistry.



Wood-based yarn captures hormones from wastewater

VTT and Aalto University have developed a wood-based cellulose fibre yarn that is an affordable solution for capturing pharmaceutical substances – especially ethinylestradiol in contraceptive pills – that would otherwise end up in bodies of water.



Cutting-edge research gives Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology a competitive advantage

The mining sector has been a pioneer in the use of digital, autonomous and remotely controlled systems. Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is the leading global provider of mining and excavation equipment and services.



VTT founds a subsidiary to offer innovations for autonomous mobility

Finland is a forerunner in autonomous and remotely controlled solutions that are renewing the industrial sector, logistics and the way people move.



VTT’s Niall Shakeshaft: Is this peak service design, and if so, what should we do about it?

A journalist recently posed me a rather leading question. She asked me if I thought service design might be completely over-hyped and if maybe in ten years’ time, the whole field might even be viewed as something of a joke?



VTT’s snack machine prepares a healthy Scoothie according to the user’s wishes

VTT developed a snack machine that nimbly prepares a product with high fibre or protein content – a Scoothie – in accordance with the consumer’s wishes and needs.



Reboot IoT Factory reforms industry with digital solutions – aiming at an impact of EUR 1 billion

​Productivity, production quality and reaction speed are key challenges in industry. Reboot IoT Factory develops digital solutions for these challenges, with their functionality tested in a genuine factory environment.



Mika Prunnila appointed Research Professor in electronic sensors



NOVUM's open technology platform launched to improve the cellulose electrical insulation production

NOVUM: The project brings together the following three technologies: 3D printing, thermoforming and foam forming of cellulose for electrical insulation.



The SmartTram ecosystem brings attractive solutions to sustainable mobility while fostering competitiveness

The SmartTram ecosystem brings together the Finnish research and business sectors to work with cities to create the world’s finest tram transport solutions in order to reinforce exports of Finnish expertise.



VTT one of Finland’s most responsible summer job employers

VTT was ranked fourth in the large company category of the Responsible Summer Job survey by job search service Oikotie.



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