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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
Education

EIT Food Government Executive Academy

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.

VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland
Innovation

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

It is a global challenge to ensure sufficient food to feed future generations while utilizing natural resources in a sustainable manner.

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

Households contribute to 53% of total food waste produced.

VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland
Education

Venture creation as part of food related trade and scientific events

Matis, University of Cambridge, IARFR PAS and VTT will run a venture creation workshop connected to a scientific event or fair Finland in 2020.

VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland
Education

EIT Food Venturing School

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.

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.

VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland
Education

SME Workshop: Supporting SMEs for new business opportunities-2019

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.

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

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.

VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland
Public Engagement

Games of Food

Games of Food is increasing public awareness around balanced nutrition and a healthy lifestyle through the use of Escape games.

VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland
Regional Innovation Scheme

EIT Food Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS)

EIT Food Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS) implements the “EIT Food RIS Strategy, 2018-2020”.

VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland
Innovation

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

Creating smarter and simpler food value chains across Europe requires an infrastructure and capacity to stimulate and support innovation and entrepreneurship.

VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland
Innovation

Health SnaP

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.

VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland
Innovation

PROVE - Functionalisation and valorisation of PROteins of VEgetable sources

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.

VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland
Entrepreneurship

MAKEit

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.

VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland
Public Engagement

The #AnnualFoodAgenda

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.

VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland
Public Engagement

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

Co-creating initiatives to increase consumer trust in food