PrintoCent Design Competition 2014
Future lighting concepts with printed intelligence
The 2014 PrintoCent design competition calls on open-minded designers and engineers to be bold and inventive think differently and challenge themselves with printed intelligence. The primary aim is to reach those in Northern Finland who’ll be able to contribute to the design of new innovative applications and products by utilising printed intelligence.
The brief: sketch a future lamp or lighting concept for household or commercial use. PrintoCent is especially looking into the utilization of Flex Light flexible LED lighting elements. As a result, the submitted idea will be industrially scalable for international markets. There are no limits theme wise i.e. the usage can be seasonal or for every day purposes – the choice is yours!
Printocent - towards industrialization and commercialization
The main focus of PrintoCent activities is to create novel components, products and solutions enabled by printed intelligence technologies. To support this, there is a clear aim to form new companies with new business models. Today 35 companies are members in PrintoCent Industrial Cluster.
PrintoCent provides a world class design, development and manufacturing environment with special focus on Roll-to-Roll (R2R) - and hybrid manufacturing, optical measurements and multiple applications ranging from printed passive and active electronic components to microfluidic solutions, printed indicators and Point of Care diagnostics. With the multitude of possibilities there are great opportunities to new type of products and to disrupt existing value chains in all industries.
Currently, there are above 200 experts working in the PrintoCent community, which comprises member companies, start-ups/business cases in training/accelerator phase, universities and research institutes. The PrintoCent business development and pilot manufacturing
center is located in Oulu, Finland. PrintoCent's project based operations are jointly developed and implemented , the overall programme is coordinated by VTT. The PrintoCent 2013-2015 programme looks after Product Concepts for 100.000 pcs market trials and builds corresponding industrial value chains. Come and visit us!