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PrintoCent Community will host already the 8th open innovation event PrintoCent InnoFest in Oulu, Finland.

Event starts on Thursday 8.9.2022 at 9:00 and ends on Friday 9.9.2022 at 14:00. During the two days, 15 innovation teams will have time to cultivate their ideas, present them to the jury and get valuable feedback. This fun yet educational event is a place to learn how Printed Intelligence could benefit your product design, service or business in general. You’ll hear most inspiring talks and company presentations, enjoy Finnish sauna and seaside hot tub. In the end of the event, there will be an award ceremony where the winners are announced.

You can join us if you have an idea you want to develop, or even if you don’t but could bring your expertise to some team.


PrintoCent InnoFest 2022 with special focus on Green Deal 

PrintoCent InnoFest 2022 has special focus on finding Printed Intelligence solutions to help us in the Green Deal transition. Less material, less energy, lighter yet smarter products, new business strategies leading to circular economy and utilization of biodegradable materials – all this is enabled by Printed Intelligence!

PrintoCent InnoFest is an innovation competition – it’s a place where ideas, problems and Printed Intelligence solutions meet. Anyone can join whether you have an idea or not, maybe you just want to learn more about Printed Intelligence. You can bring your own team or come alone, and we will help you build a team. To every team, we will provide world-class technical experts in printed intelligence to support you.

This year’s special twist will come from Oulu European Culture Capital 2026 program.  We will have teams innovating how to find new synergies between printed intelligence and cultural content. If you have interest in matchmaking culture and technology, you are more then welcome to join the event!

We are very excited to hear your idea or problem if you have one! Do fill in your application, we will evaluate it and get back to you with feedback, and to notify of acceptance. 15 ideas will be selected to join the competition. There will be a jury in the event and the 1st prize winner will get 1111 euros worth of technical support, business development and marketing support.

The key in joining Innofest is to have an open mind with a desire to come up with most splendid ideas and solutions. Our motto is “Pay attention – ideas are around you” and PrintoCent InnoFest is especially looking to have innovative solutions in the following areas:

   Food and the food value chain

  Tech and Art

  Built environment (buildings and automotive)

   Wellness & health

   IOT – smart autonomous systems

   Commercial gadgets and packaging

 PLUS, there’s the Dark Horse open idea stream for something wild and unexpected




DAY 1 – Thursday 8.9.2022

8:30                Bus transportation from hotel Scandic Oulu city  (Saaristonkatu 4) to restaurant Nallikari

9:00                Breakfast and networking

9:30                Welcoming speech by Satu Väinämö, Director of PrintoCent

Schedule and practicalities by Sari Päivärinta/SPP Concern.

Inspirational speech: From idea to business by Eero Kaikkonen/Movesole.

                         Team work starts!

11:30                Company presentations

12:00                L U N C H

12:45                Keynote speech by Mirko Brummer, Head of New Technologies&IPR at Aidian: “How to protect your idea?”

14:15                Last year’s Innofest winner speech by Jani-Mikael Kuusisto, The Warming Surfaces Company

Brainboost and networking with coffee, team photos

16:15                Team presentations (3min/team)

18:00                End of day 1

18:00                Sauna & Palju at the Nallikari Restaurant

22:00                Bus transportation from Nallikari Restaurant to Scandic city Oulu (Saaristonkatu 4)


DAY 2 – Friday 9.9.2022

9:00                  Bus transportation from hotel Scandic Oulu city  (Saaristonkatu 4) to restaurant Nallikari

09:30                Rise and shine – 2nd day start by organisers

10:30                Teams upgrade presentations (1min/team)

11:00                Keynote speech by Ville Heikkinen, Partner at Butterfly Ventures: “How to finance your idea”

11:30                Announcing TOP5 Finalists

11:35                LUNCH

12:30                Final presentations of TOP5 Finalists (3min/team)

12:50                Speech & conclusions by Satu Väinämö, Director of PrintoCent

13:00                Award ceremony

      • First price 1111€: Immediate commercial potential (solid feet on the ground, towards mass production)
      • Wildest idea award – feet not on the ground

Coffee & networking + the Jury and Experts are available for additional feedback

14:00                Closing

For inspiration while waiting for the actual event, you can feel the Innofest spirit through last years event video

With any questions, please contact:

Eero Kaikkonen, PrintoCent InnoFest Organizer & Host  eero.kaikkonen@movesole.com tel. +358 40 0688 263

Satu Väinämö, Director of PrintoCent  satu.vainamo@vtt.fi tel +358 50 437 0978

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


Please note, we reserve the right to possible changes. There is no event fee, yet participants need to cover their own travel and accommodation costs.
Funding from

Printocent | VTT, Kaitoväylä 1, 90571 Oulu, Finland

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