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To continue with the wide range of activities around boosting printed intelligence business, PrintoCent Community is hosting the 5th PrintoCent InnoFest in June 7-8 at the Nallikari restaurant in Oulu, Finland.


We welcome: Developers, designers, multidisciplinary innovators, startups, industry partners, brands, students, investors and media to learn more about printed intelligence and activities around PrintoCent.

To participate in the competition, you need to bring a marvelous idea and have a skilled team. To support the competitors, we’ll provide world class technical experts from VTT, Oulu based universities, other research institutions and companies to guide you and to embrace the most potential aspects of your ideation. Moreover, if your team needs any fresh ideators, we’ll be happy to assign some student powers from the University of Oulu and Oulu University of Applied Sciences to strengthen your team composition.

The key is to have an open mind with a desire to come up with the most extraordinary ideas and solutions. You can register your team via this LINK. From all the applications, the 25 teams will be selected on the basis of their idea: originality, feasibility & business potential.

Following the result proven InnoFest traditions, also this year’s event gives an opportunity for 25 teams to compete for the 1st prize (1111 euros, technical support, business development and marketing support) and it offers a setting for selected companies to showcase their solutions.

The honorable jury in 2018:

Klaus Hecker,  Managing Director,  OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics. Association), www.oe-a.org

Antti Keränen, CTO and Founder, TactoTek Oy,  www.tactotek.com

Thomas Kolbusch, Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH, www.coatema.de

Jaakko Lampela,  Managing Director, Nordic Option Oy, www.nordicoption.fi

PrintoCent InnoFest is primarily looking to have new innovative solutions in the following areas:

Wellness and health     Wellness & health (including sports, disposable diagnostics, wearables)

Construction and interior design     Construction and interior design (sensors, lighting solutions etc)

IOT     IOT – smart autonomous systems

Commercials gadgets     Commercials gadgets, packaging and point of sales (POS)

Automotive and vehicles      Automotive and vehicles

Dark horse     PLUS there’s the “truly far from the conventional box” open idea stream, for something super neat that we could not even expect to wish for


DAY 1 – Thursday 7.6.2018

09:30 Welcoming speech by Ilkka Kaisto/VTT and the organizers.
Quick introduction round of all the experts by Sari Päivärinta/SPP Concern.
Inspirational speech: From idea to business by Eero Kaikkonen/Minero.
Team work starts!
11:30 Company presentations: Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH (10min) and Screentec Oy, Iscent Oy, New Cable Corporation Oy (5min)
12:00 L U N C H
13:00 Company presentations: Verkotan Oy, Optitune Oy, FocalSpec, Offcode, Nokia (5min)
14:30 Keynotes:
Opportunities in Food Diagnostics by Mansoor Siddiqi, NuStart Ventures LLP
From Idea to Product Concept – Thingsee Surface by Jani Korpinen, Haltian Oy
16:16 Team presentations (3min/team)
18:18 End of day 1 team work
18:19 Sauna & Palju at the Nallikari Restaurant until 22:00

DAY 2 – Friday 8.6.2018

09:30 Rise and shine – 2nd day start by organisers
10:15 Teams upgrade presentations (1min/team)
11:00 Industrial Keynotes:
Promilles – First 100.000 disposable alcohol tests delivered – next goal 1M by  Petri Särkelä, CEO, Goodwiller Oy
Flexbright – Pioneering LED foil to Industrial Applications by Pekka Makkonen, CEO, Flexbright Oy
11:30 Announcing TOP5 Finalists
11:35 LUNCH
12:30 Final presentations of TOP5 Finalists (3min/team)
13:00 SME funding for demonstration projects by Mikko Paakkolanvaara, VTT

  • First price 1111€: Immediate commercial potential (solid feet on the ground, towards mass production)
  • Wildest idea award – feet not on the ground
  • Industry Favorite award 1111€ by Coatema
14:00 Closing
Please note, we reserve the right to changes and the agenda will be updated accordingly.

The monetary awards (1111€ + VAT 24%) will be paid via billing service and the winners will be given detailed instructions on how to proceed. Ms. Soile Kemi, +358 40 354 8890, soile.kemi@vtt.fi will be the contact person with these matters.

Special rates are available at Scandic hotel Oulu until 25th May 2018.
EUR 126/single room/night
EUR 146/double room/night
Scandic Hotel Oulu
Saaristonkatu 4, Oulu
Phone +358 543 1000
oulu@scandichotels.com or Internet www.scandichotels.com

Please mention reservation code BVTT030618 when booking your room.


PrintoCent provides bus transportation from the city centre to Nallikari and back as follows

  • Thursday June 7th, 2018 at 9.00 from hotel Scandic to restaurant Nallikari
  • Thursday June 7th, 2018 at 22.00 from restaurant Nallikari to hotel Scandic
  • Friday June 8th, 2018 at 9.00 from hotel Scandic to restaurant Nallikari



Restaurant Nallikari
Nallikarinranta 15, 90510 Oulu
Ravintola Nallikari website


& for more information, please contact

Soile Kemi, +358 40 354 8890, soile.kemi@vtt.fi

Funding from

Printocent | VTT, Kaitoväylä 1, 90571 Oulu, Finland

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