VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland
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Competences & Capabilities
VTT’s services increase the competitiveness of our customers’ businesses, improve and speed up R&D. Our expertise range from solutions for natural resources and environment to smart industry and energy systems and knowledge-intensive products and services. VTT helps companies to move forward with digital transformation. We offer our customers access to our cross-disciplinary technological expertise, unique research infrastructure and comprehensive partnership networks.
Partner in the following EIT Food projects
EIT Food Government Executive Academy brings together public sector representatives from 28 RIS countries, researchers working in the field of agrifood innovations from industry, academia and European institutions.
Households contribute to 53% of total food waste produced.
Bringing precision fermentation to the mass market
It is a global challenge to ensure sufficient food to feed future generations while utilizing natural resources in a sustainable manner.
Using new alternative proteins ingredients to produce high quality meat alternatives
Proofs of concepts help to determine whether an idea, a specific concept or approach when turned into reality would bring societal impact as envisioned.
The Smart Tags communication project is set to increase consumer trust towards food products by sharing information about the food product value chain during the whole life-cycle of the product, enabling novel service concepts and interactivity between consumers and the food industry.
Producing innovate legume-based foods for all
30 students from many study backgrounds and many countries will come together to use their scientific expertise to come up with new concepts and products that will lead to sustainable utilisation of marine resources.
Matis, University of Cambridge, IARFR PAS and VTT will run a venture creation workshop connected to a scientific event or fair Finland in 2020.
The main objectives of the SME workshops are an innovation process around “sustainable food production” to identify challenges and solutions in an accelerated innovation process building on the experiences of a previous project.
The project will provide information on how the corona crisis will lead to changes in consumer behaviour.
Capacity building and education for the public sector
Low-Energy Electron Beam (LEEB) to inactivate viruses and microorganisms on heat sensitive raw materials without affecting quality
Fruits, berries, vegetables, grains, herbs and spices are promoted as healthy foods that are consumed fresh or as part, for example snack bars, breakfast cereals or ready-to-eat meals.
Games of Food is increasing public awareness around balanced nutrition and a healthy lifestyle through the use of Escape games.
EIT Food Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS) implements the “EIT Food RIS Strategy, 2018-2020”.
The EIT FoodScienceClass aims to bring students closer to food systems by helping them understand the role of food production and technology in food safety and security.
The purpose of this activity is to support healthy eating by developing a new food manufacturing technology and B2C business concept for at-site customised production of healthy snacks.
Creating smarter and simpler food value chains across Europe requires an infrastructure and capacity to stimulate and support innovation and entrepreneurship.
As the world’s population continuously grows, achieving global food security, producing sufficient nutritious food that everyone can access, and doing so sustainably, is one of the greatest challenges faced today.
To create smarter and simpler food value chains across Europe we need to develop both infrastructure and capacity which stimulate and supports
innovation and entrepreneurship.
The #AnnualFoodAgenda encourages consumers to think about the food they eat, increasing their knowledge of the entire value chain, and linking healthy diets to an active and healthy lifestyle, as well as to a healthier planet.
Co-creating initiatives to increase consumer trust in food