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Editorial

Technology and expertise is a two-way street

Globalisation has created real challenges and possibilities for the business sector and society in general. Productivity and R&D strategies are facing a new revolution, so a new innovation strategy and management of innovative activities will be crucial if companies want to rise to the occasion.

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Touch-based services to mobile phones

Everyday services in one touch

VTT has developed a gateway that enables the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology in commercial Bluetooth handsets and other Bluetooth devices. NFC is a new convenient technology for many everyday situations. For example, it enables users to pay for purchases and services by holding their mobile device to a payment terminal, or share data between devices. NFC enables users to pay for purchases and services by holding their mobile device to a payment terminal, or share data between devices. NFC is the first standardised technology to be universally introduced in mobile phones and other commercial handsets that is compatible with radio frequency identification (RFID) technology.

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Tailored printing paper significantly reduces production costs

VTT and a number of universities have successfully been developing a method that helps to adjust future printing paper suitable for different printing inks and methods through a surface treatment. This revolutionary way of thinking about the manufacture of paper is based on polymer treatment, which makes it easier to create the desired print quality on the base paper, reducing the total costs and improving recycling qualities. In addition, the method creates the possibility of making both surfaces of printing paper identical in quality.

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