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Brief Biography of Partner

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 2103, net turnover in 2020 was 148,9M€ and other operational incomes were 95,5M€. 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.

Partner’s Role

VTT is involved in most of the activities.

Our key interest areas and roles include Textile circular value chain expertise including data requirements, system dynamic modelling; development of data sharing tools and data analytics for textile flows as well as sensor based textile material identification; Development of chemical Biocelsol process for separation of CO-PES mixtures by saving both components and thermo-mechanical processes for synthetics (MODIX & VAREX); Development of data sharing infrastructure and Conceptual Framework for optimal textile utilization; Participation to Real Scale Demonstrator, and study of its replication potential in Nordic Countries; Evaluation of circularity and symbiosis readiness level; Facilitation of business development; and Active communication and dissemination.