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VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland
VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland

Profile

VTT is one of the leading research, development and innovation organisations in Europe. We help our customers and society to grow and renew through applied research. The business sector and the entire society get the best benefit from VTT when we solve challenges that require world-class know-how and translate them into business opportunities. Our vision is that a brighter future is created through science-based innovations. VTT - beyond the obvious.

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.

VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland

P.O. Box 1000, FI-02044, VTT, Finland

http://www.vttresearch.com

Contact

Anneli Ritala, Principal Scientist anneli.ritala@vtt.fi
+3584 00 83 86 31

Partner in the following EIT Food projects

VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland
Innovation

VALOCAKE, Valorization of rapeseed press cake as multi-functional food ingredients and tasty food

Protein is perhaps the most challenging macronutrient when it comes to sustainable production

VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland
Innovation

Smart Tags for Improving Consumer Interaction in Food Value Chain

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

VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland
Public Engagement

Cook Clever: a gamified solution to tackle household food waste habits

Consumers have a growing awareness of food waste concerns yet lack the know-how and motivation to change food related behaviors that can make a real impact in reducing food waste, shopping, preparation and repurpose of ingredients

VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland
Education

Venture creation as part of food related trade and scientific events

The participants will learn the art of creation by building and testing their own strategy instead of listening to theory as well as having the opportunity to find others to launch a start up with

VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland
Education

EIT Food Venturing School

During seven days participants will be informed about marine innovation, food and graphic design, human nutrition in food systems as well as food and digital disruptions

VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland
Innovation

LeguComf

Legumes such as peas and beans are rich in protein and can thus replace animal proteins in human diet

VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland
Public Engagement

How the corona crisis affects consumer behaviour and consumer demand for food products and services

The project will provide information on how the corona crisis will lead to changes in consumer behaviour, on the extent to which these changes are expected to be enduring beyond the corona crisis, and how the implications this has for the food industry and for public authorities

VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland
Education

SME Workshop: Supporting SMEs for new business opportunities-2019

The first step is a creative problem-solving process to identify the challenges and needs of SMEs related to sustainable food production in Europe

VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland
Innovation

Building a business model to enhance consumer trust and influence decision making using a sustainability transparency labelling system

The proposal is centred on an EIT-Food Communications platform on sustainability and transparency, a communication system co-created with  consumers with a central focus on increasing consumer trust in the food chain that helps consumers make better food choices that are  sustainable and at the same time demonstrating industry’s commitment for better transparent communication

VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland
Innovation

Low-Energy Electron Beam (LEEB) to inactivate viruses and microorganisms on heat sensitive raw materials without affecting quality

However, the safety of these food ingredients can be an issue as they are vector carriers for pathogenic bacteria and viruses

VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland
Public Engagement

Games of Food

Escape games provide an opportunity to share educational messages in an enjoyable way

VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland
Regional Innovation Scheme

EIT Food Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS)

It also encompasses a portfolio of instruments dedicated to beneficiaries from EIT RIS countries and intended to stimulate their innovative and entrepreneurial potential and to promote their international exposure

VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland
Innovation

MAKE-IT! An infrastructure to hack simpler and smarter food value chains 2020

This project aims to develop these through: Using existing information and industrial challenges to inform the hackathons around specific food industry chains

VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland
Innovation

Health SnaP

The idea is based on integration of ingredient and instant food manufacturing technologies combined with smart user-interface to support individual choices

VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland
Innovation

PROVE - Functionalisation and valorisation of PROteins of VEgetable sources

In 2012, FAO estimated that food production needs to increase with 60-70% to feed ±9

VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland
Entrepreneurship

MAKEit

We will achieve this by:  Convening a network of ‘maker spaces’, providing collaborative spaces to make, learn, explore and share, for MAKEathons and further prototyping resources; Designing and delivering a series of MAKEathons across Europe where different stakeholders come together to find solutions to identified industry challenges in specific value chains; Training professionals to be able to develop entrepreneurial capabilities across the food value chain in Europe

VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland
Public Engagement

The #AnnualFoodAgenda

It encompasses a series of interactive events, which provide a space to explore food topics with large numbers of people across Europe

VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland
Public Engagement

Increasing consumer trust and support for the food supply chain and for food companies

This consumer-focused project will work with consumers, food companies and other stakeholders (industry bodies, non-governmental organisations, regulatory authorities and policy makers, media) across 6 countries in Europe and Israel to co-create and implement selected measures undertaken by food companies, food industry and others to engender both greater consumer trust in food and greater support for food companies and other food chain actors