VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is a state owned and controlled non-profit limited liability company established by law and operating under the ownership steering of the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy. VTT is an RTO whose activities are focused on three areas: Carbon neutral solutions, Sustainable products and materials, and Digital technologies. VTT is impact-driven and takes advantage from its wide multitechnological knowledge base to strengthen Finnish and European industrial competitiveness. VTT can combine different technologies, produce information, upgrade technology knowledge, and create business intelligence and value added for its stakeholders. VTT has a staff of 2130, net turnover in 2021 was 154 M€ and other operational incomes were 99 M€. Over the years, VTT has gained vast experience from participation and coordination of numerous European projects including R&D Framework Programme projects and other thematic frameworks and programmes. VTT is ranked among the leading European RTOs. In December 2017, VTT has been recognised with the “HR Excellence in Research” award by the European Commission.
VTT leads the technical Work Package related to Fibre-based products (antibacterial fibres, edible packaging, impact resistant composites, and 3D printable filament) development, characterization and performance optimization. Also, VTT is responsible of scaling up biomass fractionation process and films for edible packaging (SutCo) as well as developing a multi-criteria method to obtain the quality index of nanocellulose suspensions under the form of a unique quantitative grade.
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Led by Stockholm University, Bio-LUSH brings together research, industry, policy, scientific and technical leaders in a consortium that includes VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Institut technologique FCBA, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, InoSens, Paperplat, Spinnova, IMA, UNILEVER, XYLEM SERVICES, AB ENZYMES, and Empa. Through a user-centered approach, Bio-LUSH prioritizes close collaboration and testing with end-users throughout the design and development process. This dynamic consortium is committed to delivering practical results that meet the evolving needs of industry, providing optimal responses for maximum impact.
Bio-LUSH unites universities, research organizations, and commercial entities to drive sustainable fiber conversion from biomass. With multidisciplinary expertise spanning biology, chemistry, materials science, and more, we develop innovative solutions. Collaborations with industry leaders and end users ensure alignment with market needs and drive real-world impact. Together, we are transforming the biobased industry for a sustainable future.