VTT is working to secure the future of cosmetic, medicine, plastic and smart packaging from what is abundantly available in forests, manufacturing new products through sustainable wood reuse.
The Technical Research Centre of Finland, VTT, has created a rapid innovation and experimentation workshop model for wood-based circular economy business activities, where companies and research and education organisations can combine business skills with material and design know-how. The project has developed and implemented a life-cycle calculator, a circular economy marketing concept and brand and marketing strategies with future product concepts to promote company and product brands.
Small and medium-sized enterprises can use the results to accelerate the commercialisation of innovations and to create scalable results. VTT will present company case studies and demonstrations and explain more about the model and the tools.