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 & health (including sports, disposable diagnostics, wearables)
Construction and interior design (sensors, lighting solutions etc)
IOT – smart autonomous systems
Commercials gadgets, packaging and point of sales (POS)
Automotive and vehicles
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
|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)|
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|
|09:30||Rise and shine – 2nd day start by organisers|
|10:15||Teams upgrade presentations (1min/team)|
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|
|12:30||Final presentations of TOP5 Finalists (3min/team)|
|13:00||SME funding for demonstration projects by Mikko Paakkolanvaara, VTT|
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, firstname.lastname@example.org will be the contact person with these matters.
Please mention reservation code BVTT030618 when booking your room.
PrintoCent provides bus transportation from the city centre to Nallikari and back as follows
& for more information, please contact
Soile Kemi, +358 40 354 8890, email@example.com
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