03 | 2006
VTT to create new industry
By combining IT, electronics and printing technologies, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is in the process of creating entirely new business opportunities based on printed smart products. In cooperation with a number of other companies, VTT is using the roll-to-roll technology to develop innovative, printed smart products, which will open up new opportunities for both big and small production facilities. In the future, we may well find ourselves using products such as functional wallpaper that can identify mildew or a smart floor that functions as a user interface for dementia patients or even food products that indicate their own freshness.
Strong demand for high fire performance wood products
The fire performance of wood can be significantly improved with different chemical and physical methods without any disadvantages to the appearance of the wood or its usage qualities. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, together with the forest industry has developed more efficient fire retarding methods for different wood products.
BIOENERGY IN EUROPE. OPPORTUNITIES AND BARRIERS. The aim of this publication is to give a comprehensive overview of the opportunities for and barriers to bioenergy development in Europe. The study carried out within the Bioenergy Network of Excellence "Overcoming Barriers to Bioenergy" (Bioenergy NoE) covers EU policy issues and their implementation in Europe, biomass availability and technology development aspects, and RTD goals to overcome the barriers to bioenergy development.
VTT is an impartial expert organisation. Its objective is to develop new technologies, create new innovations and value added thus increasing customer's competencies. With its know how VTT produces research, development, testing and information services to public sector and companies as well as international organisations.