VTT Newsletter

06 | 2009
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 Science - impact - potential of technology
Uncovering the secrets of the success and failure of innovative companies
VTT has started Finnentre, a project studying the success and failure factors behind Finnish innovative companies and entrepreneurs. The project investigates entrepreneurship and innovativeness over firms’ and innovations' life-cycle, and especially the way innovative activities relate to the birth, survival and success or failure of firms. In the main focus of the research are companies, which have developed and commercialized one or more technological innovations.
 Business from technology - applications
The sawmill of the future manufactures special products using advanced measuring technologies and control systems
The value yield of wood can be improved by 10 to 30 per cent

The products and productivity of the sawmill industry can be improved through advanced measuring technologies, control systems and self-learning systems. In the SisuPUU project, VTT developed production systems enabling more efficient and flexible methods of using diverse wood raw materials to produce special timber with specific properties. By adding services to their products, sawmills can better service to wood processing companies and enhance the efficiency of the wood conversion chain.

Printed intelligence to generate new business for industry in the Navarre region in Spain
Required expertise and new business to be built using the roadmap outlined by VTT

A centre of excellence for printed intelligence is to be built in the Navarre region in Spain. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is delivering a roadmap study on printed intelligence to the Asociaciˇn de la Industria Navarra for this purpose. The study outlines what kind of expertise will be required for research and development in printed intelligence in the future and what kind of applications are to be expected in the selected branches of industry. The new centre of excellence is expected to generate significant new business while supporting sectors in which the region is already strong.

  Other topical
New publications

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