VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is the biggest multi-technological applied research organisation in Northern Europe. VTT provides high-end technology solutions and innovation services
Sustainability at VTT and services for the green community
At VTT we take account of the principles of sustainable development both in our research and service operations and in our internal operations. We are developing our reporting in line with the GRI G3 guidelines on corporate responsibility.
Sustainability has become a primary concern for the mankind. We need to rethink the way we work, move, live and consume. These changes shake up traditional industries and create entirely new markets. The global demand for smart, environmentally and socially sustainable products and services is growing rapidly.
VTT’s Research and Innovation Vision 2020 responds to the grand challenges facing society, and aims for a clean world, a sustainable economy and a good life. VTT’s research investment in environmental technologies, bioeconomy, resource-efficient industries, low-carbon energy, peoples’ well-being, and digital world, produces entirely new kind of solutions for furthering sustainable development. Our wide-ranging green technology offering is at your disposal. Let’s turn it into your business opportunity. Ask us how.
VTT’s key offering
- Green material technology – Optimizing resource usage and turning waste into new raw materials
- Green bio- and chemical processing – Promoting cleaner production technologies
- Emission control technology – Mitigating emissions from processes, vehicles and engines
- Clean water technologies – Enabling the sustainable use of water
- Green ICT – Developing smart ICT applications that enable more ecological solutions for the industry and everyday life
- Green electronics – Addressing the needs of energy-efficient production, transport, lighting and housing
- Green energy – A key global R&D partner in a wide range of renewable and sustainable energy modes, such as bioenergy, wind power, fuel cells, nuclear energy and clean coal solutions
- Green transport – Increasing the efficiency of vehicles, introducing renewable energy and developing smart carbon-neutral transport systems
- Eco-efficient built environment – Reducing the environmental impact of buildings and communities throughout their life cycle.
- Green industrial systems – Providing methods, tools and services for engineering, operation and management of industrial manufacturing businesses
- Green machinery – Ensuring lower energy consumption, waste minimization, better durability and functionality during the whole lifetime of a machine
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland conducts study into building wind turbines in icy conditions
09 October 2012 | Energy, Cities & the Built Environment
Now that the VTT printed intelligence pilot-manufacturing environment has expanded to include roll-to-roll assembly, a wide variety of electronics products can be manufactured
26 September 2012 | Europe, Cities & the Built Environment
Researchers at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have developed a kitchen furniture framework material from plastic polymers reinforced with natural fibre. The new material reduces raw materials consumption by 25–30 per cent and the carbon footprint of production by 35–45 per cent.
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Low carbon electricity production and nuclear waste disposal - VTT case study
Climate change mitigation requires a significant increase in low carbon electricity production technologies. Nuclear energy and renewable energy sources both play key roles. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is Northern Europe’s most significant multitechnological applied research organisation. VTT’s comprehensive nuclear energy expertise and research activities cover the technology and safety of nuclear power plants and nuclear waste management.
AIMS FOR SUSTAINABLE NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT - VTT case study
VTT’s EcoCity concept aims for a modern lowcarbon city. The city will produce its own energy via renewable sources. In construction, only sustainable methods and materials are utilised. Energy use in the homes and facilities is energy efficient with zero or low energy buildings. The broad city plan comprises safe walking and cycling, green areas and parks for relaxation and recreation, and all around internet access. Digital technologies integrate the city with its services.