VTT Newsletter

04 | 2009
Dear recipient, VTT´s electronic newsletter has been revised. It consists of the latest news releases concerning research, science, technology and business applications. In addition to these, we inform you about the newest publications and other current topics. The links will take you to VTT's website.

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 Science - impact - potential of technology
New findings on the anticancer effects of flavonoids
Researchers from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, University of Turku and the Foundation for the Finnish Cancer Institute have produced new knowledge about flavonoid effects on cancer cells. This research could explain why certain flavonoids curb the growth of cancer cells. Flavonoids are compounds that can be found in, for example, berries, fruit and vegetables and have potential health-promoting qualities. The research findings were published in Carcinogenesis on 2nd of June 2009 (DOI: BGP101).
 Business from technology - applications
PrintoCent innovation centre: converting state-of-the-art research results into significant business
The Finnish PrintoCent innovation centre programme will invest more than EUR 10 million over three years in projects that aim at converting research results in printed electronics and optical measurement technology into industrial and business activity. PrintoCent refines the results of ongoing research and development projects into business with the help of prototypes and product demonstrators. 
VTT promoting transport research and innovation cooperation between the EU and the USA
According to an expert study, there are differences in the research cultures of the EU and the United States of America, which can be utilised to create new innovations in joint research projects. The study of the EU and USA transport research coordinating bodies, ECTRI (European Conference of Transport Research Institutes) and TRB (Transportation Research Board) surveyed for the first time the role of research in relation to the transport market and innovations in the sector. The experts note that more research cooperation should be implemented because the objective is to create larger research projects in the future.
  Other topical
New publications
Energy Visions 2050 now available

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