VTT developed a fully bio-based material to replace fossil-based plastics in thermally formable products

VTT has developed a thermally formable, biodegradable material, which is 100% bio-based.

Kari Mäki, DSc (Tech.), appointed Research Professor in Smart Energy Systems at VTT

Kari Mäki has worked with energy systems at VTT since 2010. Before that, he held various positions in industry and the Tampere University of Technology.

VTT develops piglet vaccination to reduce antibiotics use

VTT has developed a vaccine, diluted into drinking water, to treat diarrhoea on piglets being weaned. The vaccine reduces the global resistance problem caused by excessive antibiotic use.

5G technology brings 3D views to inter-vehicle communication – Traffic accident rates can be decreased

The safety of the road users is increased through new solutions and services that are enabled by the 5G technology.

Converting factories into innovation platforms to make production more efficient in Finland

The ecosystem of the Finnish manufacturing industry is taking the digital leap, and it utilises the strong corporate and research sector of the IoT industry in this transformation. The aim is to convert factories into innovation platforms.

Use of smart solutions in dairy farms improves quality and productivity

VTT and Luke are together developing a new, smart, competitive technology platform for improving the profitability of dairy farms and for introducing commercial products through the contributions of business partners.

Otaniemi to host a unique smart energy testing platform

Business Finland has granted funding worth almost EUR 5 million for the development of a smart and flexible energy system testing platform in Otaniemi, Espoo.

Turning silicon photonics into a new competitive asset for the electronics industry

VTT, together with Tampere University of Technology (TUT), accelerates the development and commercialisation of silicon photonics products as part of the renewal of the Finnish electronics industry.

The VTT robot car Marilyn parks in the furthermost lot fully autonomously

The VTT robot car Marilyn is currently undergoing tests on fully autonomous parking in the area furthest from its driver, at a distance of up to a hundred metres. The Internet of Things assists the car in finding and driving into a free space.

VTT’s hyperspectral imaging technology ranked as one of the top 10 information and communication technologies by Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, global market research and consulting company, has ranked VTT’s hyperspectral imaging technology as one of the “companies to watch” in their recent report on 2018 Top Information and Communication Technologies.

Reaktor Space Lab and VTT investigate a new frequency band for telecommunications satellites

Reaktor Space Lab and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland are participating in an ESA project, which involves investigating a new frequency band for next-generation telecommunication satellites.

Structure influences the nutritional properties of cereal foods

In her dissertation, Master of Health Sciences Saara Pentikäinen, a research scientist at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, explored the impact of cereal food structure on the first steps of digestion and on postprandial satiety.

RAAS Research Alliance to drive innovation in the automation of transport and logistics

A new Research Alliance for Autonomous Systems (RAAS) has been launched by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Aalto University, Tampere University of Technology and eight other universities and universities of applied sciences

New wind turbines are even efficient in low winds – the benefits are fivefold

VTT Research Centre of Technology (VTT) has explored the potential and economic benefits of new wind power technology. The technology would greatly increase the benefits of wind energy and enable the competitive utilisation of wind power in Finland.

How was your day at work today?

Lead by VTT, the European Factory2Fit research consortium develops solutions with the help of which employees in the manufacturing industry receive positive feedback on their personal well-being at work and work performance.

Doctoral dissertation in the field of chemical technology: Kaj Nikiforow

VTT’s Research Scientist, M.Sc. (Tech.) Kaj Nikiforow will defend his dissertation “Hydrogen supply in proton exchange membrane fuel cell systems” at Aalto University on 8 June at 12.

Customer story: Artificial Intelli­gence at the heart of wellbeing

AlvinOne is a mobile app that can predict and help prevent illnesses. The AlvinOne team shares a vision of empowering individuals to take charge of their own wellbeing.

Scientific Advisory Board found great potential in SMACC

The Smart Machines and Manufacturing Competence Centre (SMACC) underwent an external review in April 2018.

Janne Järvinen will head Data-driven Solutions at VTT

Janne Järvinen (PhD) will join VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, as head of the Data-driven Solutions research area, on 3 September 2018.

Also VTT commits to the Equal by 30 campaign to promote equality in the energy sector