K 31.01.2018
W University of Oulu, Saalastinsali, Pentti Kaiterankatu 1, Oulu, Finland


PrintoCent Industry Seminar, PRINSE’18, will be organised for the 5th time in Oulu, Finland, 31.1.-1.2.2018. Plus, 2 side events.

PRINSE’18 will be focusing on `Manufacturing solutions for customer needs` with a future vision.

We will be looking closely into: Printed Intelligence inside – Injection molded structural electronics, Flex in laminated glass and shoes, Disposable high volume sensors and products as well as Large area flexible applications, which all look for new digital value chains and partnerships for industrialization. Come to share your ideas with our growing PrintoCent Ecosystem! This inspiring international event will host 300 participants around the world, while offering an excellent setting for networking and matchmaking. To facilitate collaboration we will also have an interactive Innovation Market Place and Bazaar with demos.

More than 50 industrial companies will be presenting. Top experts from industry leaders like BASF, GE Healthcare, KONE, Nokia, Pilkington Automotive Finland Oy, LEGO, DNP, ENI, Asahi-Kasei, Plastic Omnium,  will be shedding light on the emerging needs. Disruptive enabler companies like TactoTek, Flexbright, Elcoflex, Nanocomp, Ginolis, Screentec plus many more will be opening up the available manufacturing capabilities. Printed Intelligence enabled Products, Ambient Intelligence Solutions and Disposable Diagnostics will be presented by companies such as Happy or Not, Movesole, Bittium Biosignals, Goodwiller, Diagnostics for All, Spektikor and Ynvisible.

In the honour of PrintoCent 10 years anniversary, the globally renowned research leaders will share their vision for the next 10 years:

  • Global eHealth and Biosecurity with Smart SANDs by Luke Lee, Professor and Director of BIGHEART – National University of Singapore
  • Materials, Process and Device Innovations for High-Performance Printed Electronics by Vivek Subramanian, Professor, EECS – UC Berkeley
  • Reactive Printing Materials and Devices by Ghassan Jabbour, Professor – University of Ottawa
  • Printed Intelligence – the Next Wave by Harri Kopola, Professor – VTT
Tuesday 30.1.
15:30 - 19:30

PIC meeting (members only) at VTT

PrintoCent Members only with separate invitation and registration.

20:00 - 23:00

Evening Get-together

Get-together at Pub Rooster, Torikatu 26, Oulu (nearby Scandic hotel)

Wednesday 31.1.
09:00 - 11:00

Session 1: Opening and keynotes

  • 09.00 -09.10 Welcome and opening, Harri Kopola, Professor, PrintoCent
  • 09.10-09.20 PrintoCent today, Ilkka Kaisto, PrintoCent
  • 09.20-09.40 How to expand the portfolio of big companies to new offerings through novel technologies, “ Printed Functionality from vision to reality”, Andreas Hafner, Principal Innovation Manager, BASF SCHWEIZ AG, Switzerland
  • 09.40-10.00 IMSE – Injection moulded structural electronics, Antti Keränen, CTO & Co-founder, TactoTek Oy, Finland
  • 10.00-10.20 User Interface in Glass, Janne Ilonen, BD Manager, Pilkington Automotive Finland Oy, Finland
  • 10.20- 10.40 Printed Electronics: Money, Markets, Technologies & Opportunities – The Big Picture, Raghu Das, IDTechEx, UK
  • 10.40-11.00 PrintoCent Pilot factory services – from KET to industry, Kari Rönkä, VTT, Finland
11:15 - 12:15

Session 2A: Product launches & company & RTO pitches

  • 11.15-11.20 Product Launch, Tommi Rintala, Co-Founder, CEO, New Cable Corporation Oy, Finland
  • 11.20-11.25 Product Launch, Jarkko Heikkinen, VP, Pastes and Inks, Inkron Oy, Finland
  • 11.25-11.30 Stretchable Conductive Ink for Smart Tectile Applications, Corrado Fontanesi, Eptatech Srl, Italy
  • 11.30-11.35 Stretchable applications: from base materials to device prototyping, Dmitry Krakhin, Chairman of the Board, TC Printed Technologies, Russian
  • 11.35-11.40 Ambient Communication, Jari Vuorinen, Partner, Chief Product Officer, Skandal Technologies Oy, Finland
  • 11.40-11.45 Wireless performance of wearable devices’ antenna and benefit of printable antennas in a wireless test system, Pertti Mäkikyrö, Principal Engineer, Verkotan Oy, Finland
  • 11.45-11.50 Adding Data Transfer to Wireless Charging, Turo Piila, CEO, Neficon Finland Oy, Finland
  • 11.50-11.55 Passive moisture sensors for building structures, Tommy Höglund, Invisense, Sweden
  • 11.55-12.00 Sensor card – device to monitor your environment, Christian Schuss, University of Oulu, Finland
  • 12.00-12.05 Hilla program – aiming to joint export business cases via multi company-research cooperation, Harri Hyväri, Senior Scientist, VTT, Finland
  • 12.05-12.10 EU Pilot Line offering for Component and Hybrid Integration – LYTEUS, INSCOPE, SMARTEES, Markus Tuomikoski, Senior Scientist, VTT, Finland

Session 2B: Company & RTO & idea pitches

  • 11.15-11.20 Smart Multianalyte Handheld Detection for Bioanalytics, Anna Spehar, Chief Applications Officer, Biomensio Oy, Finland
  • 11.20-11.25 Active Paper in Diagnostics Use, Tomi Erho, CEO, The Active Paper Company Oy, Finland
  • 11.25-11.30 Printed Sweat Collector – What can you detect out of Sweat? Prateek Singh, University of Oulu, Finland
  • 11.30-11.35 SmartFish – Intelligent System for Fresh Fish Cold Chain Transportation, Harri Määttä,  Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • 11.35-11.40 BITalino is redefining biomedical education, research and prototyping, by making otherwise inaccessible tools available to everyone, Hugo Silva, PLUX Wireless Biosignals, Portugal
  • 11.40-11.45 Production of sensor labels, Göran Gustafsson, RISE Acreo AB, Sweden
  • 11.45-11.50 Analytics+, Largest Northern Scandinavian Analytics Hub, Susanna Pirttikangas, Analytics+, Finland
  • 11.45-11.50 PrintoCent Boosted ideas,  Eero Kaikkonen, Coach, Minero Oy, Finland
    • 11.50-11.55 ESD-IOT sandal, Juha Hannula, Idea Owner, Free for further development
    • 11.55-12.00 THERMOSTRIP – simple outdoor-indoor thermometer, Esa Pollari, Programme Manager, Co-operative org /A.Vipunen Oy, Finland
    • 12.00-12.05 Dynamic Modular LEDFOIL System Product, Heikki Kantola, Neonelektro Oy, Finland
    • 12.05-12.10 Pressure Deviation Sensor, Jani Korpinen, Idea Owner, Company to be established
12:15 - 14:00

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14:00 - 15:40

Session 3: Manufacturing Solutions-1

  • 14.00-14.20 Printed electronics real life cases, Juho Paavola, COO, Elcoflex Oy, Finland
  • 14.20-14.40 Flexible and Ultra-Thin Light Guide Film Technologies by Roll-to-roll UV-embossing Process, Samuli Siitonen, CTO, Nanocomp Oy, Finland
  • 14.40-15.00 Automated high quality manufacturing of disposable medical and diagnostic devices, Tomas Olsson, Ginolis Oy, Finland
  • 15.00-15.20 Nanostructures produced in mega volumes, Raimo Korhonen, Partner,  Iscent Oy, Finland
  • 15.20-15.40 High volume Roll-to-Roll component assembly by Flexbright, Pekka Makkonen, CEO, Co-founder and Veli Heikkinen CTO, Flexbright Oy, Finland
16:00 - 17:40

Session 4A: Manufacturing Solutions-2

  • 16.00-16.20 DNP’s Vision of Flexible Organic Electronics, Takeshi Kihara, DNP, Japan
  • 16.20-16.40 Disposables for Medical measurements and lifechanging applications – promise of Roll-to-Roll manufacturing, Antti Tauriainen, CEO, Screentec Oy, Finland
  • 16.40-17.00 HC Flex optical films and coatings for Roll-to-Roll manufacturing, Tiina Leppäjärvi, Optitune Oy, Finland
  • 17.00-17.20 Printed Electronics – Potential and Challenges in Industrial Telecommunications Products,  Veikko Lukkari, Nokia Oyj, Finland
  • 17.20-17.40 End-To-End-Solutions – How to get Printed Electronics integrated?, Pekka Lamminpää, Sanmina-SCI EMS Haukipudas Oy, Finland
16:00 - 17:00

Session 4B: Ambient Intelligence

  • 16.00-16.20 Connectivity, sensoring and digital services for the not-spots, Martti Ylikoski, Nokia Oyj, Finland
  • 16.20-16.40 Practical human interfaces for ambient intelligence – Elevating printed graphics with electrochromics, Jani-Mikael Kuusisto, Ynvisible,  Portugal & Lance Littell, Executive Vice President, NXN Licensing, USA
  • 16.40-17.00 The Lego House, Stuart Harris, LEGO, Denmark
  • 17.00-17.20 HappyOrNot – Smileys Everywhere, David Zautasvili, Product Development Manager, HappyOrNot, Finland
  • 17.20-17.40 Making active lifestyle fun: Combining virtual & physical words, Klaus Kääriäinen, Fitness Village Oy, Finland
19:00 - 21:00

Cocktail dinner at Oulu City Hall

The City of Oulu will offer the cocktail dinner at Oulu City Hall, Kirkkokatu 2 A, Oulu

Guided 3-minute walk starting from Hotel Scandic lobby at 18:45.

Thursday 1.2.
08:30 - 10:00

Session 5A: Automotive

  • 08.30-08.50 Current challenges in hybridization of plastics in the automotive industry, Mathieu Bancelin, Innovation Director, Compagnie Plastic Omnium, France
  • 08.50-09.10 Lynk & co – the challenge to be different, Andreas Friedrich, Chief Designer MFA, Geely Design Sweden
  • 09.10-09.30 When materials meet Electronics: novel frontiers in multifunctional components in automotive, Luca Belforte, C.R.F. company of FCA, Italy
  • 09.30-09.50 Structural Electronics applications and considerations for Automotive Industry, Ashutosh Tomar, Principal Engineer, Jaguar Land Rover, UK
  • 09.50-10.10 Future Elevator, Jukka Korpihete, Kone Oyj, Finland
08:30 - 10:00

Session 5B: Diagnostics

  • 08.30-08.50 Creating consumer diagnostics business, Petri Särkelä, Goodwiller Oy, Finland
  • 08.50-09.10 Paper-based diagnostics: Current state and commercialization, Maria-Nefeli Tsaloglou, PhD, CTO, Diagnostics for All, USA
  • 09.10-09.30 Quantitative blood sampling using lamination based microfluidics and dissolvable films, Anna Ohlander, Capitainer AB, Sweden
  • 09.30-09.50 Towards reliable mass screening of infection diseases, Jarmo Järvenpää, iStoc Oy, Finland
  • 09.50-10.10 Disposable Diagnostics by Pilot Line, Jussi Hiltunen, VTT, Finland
10:30 - 11:50

Session 6A: Manufacturing Solutions -3

  • 10.30-10.50 R2R high resolution printing technology by using SRM, Tsuneharu Tanaka, Asahi Kasei Corporation, Japan
  • 10.50-11.10 Shaping surfaces into experiences, Ilkka Varjos, Vice  President, Technology, Canatu Oy, Finland
  • 11.10-11.30 Roll to roll printing in energy industry: Eni-VTT joined R&D activity in the field of Organic Photovoltaics, Andrea Bernardi, ENI, Italy
10:30 - 11:50

Session 6B: Health & Wellness Applications

  • 10.30-10.50 Feasibility of Printed Electronics in Disposable Medical Sensors, Juha Virtanen, Principal Engineer, GE Healthcare
  • 10.50-11.10 Instant, at-a-glance, clinical grade heart beat indicator, Lauri Kuronen, CEO, Spektikor Oy
  • 11.10-11.30 Laboratory level measurement of gait analysis in everyday life, Eero Kaikkonen, CEO, Movesole Oy
  • 11.30-11.50 Disruptive Service Platform for EEG, Matti Saren, Bittium Biosignals Oy
11:50 - 13:30

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13:30 - 14:45

Session 7A: Entrepreneurship & Funding

  • 13.30-13.40 Small & Big, Juha Rantala, CEO, Inkron Oy, Finland
  • 13.40-13.50 Garage incubator for startups, Ari Takanen, Startup advisor and investor, Kielo Growth Oy
  • 13.50-14.00 Building a KET company, Pekka Makkonen, CEO, FlexBright Oy, Finland
  • 14.00-14.10 Funding a KET Company, Ed Schneider, Spirit Ventures
  • 14.10-14.20 Regional Venturing, Jaakko Lampela, CEO, Nordic Option, Finland
  • 14.20-14.45 Panel Discussion
13:30 - 14:45

Session 7B: Quality Assurance

  • 13.30-13.40 Quality Assurance Needs in R2R printing and UV Nanoimprinting, Thomas Kolbusch, Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH, Germany
  • 13.40-13.50 How to ensure the quality in R2R component assembly, Christian Stöhr, BD Manager Sales, Mühlbauer GmbH & Co. KG
  • 13.50-14.00 3D Inspection of Printed Electronics Structures using Line Confocal Technology, Karri Niemelä, Co-Founder, CTO, Focalspec Oy, Finland
  • 14.00-14.10 Increasing the Precision and Stability of the Existing Multilayer Printing Processes, Antti Takaluoma, Development Director, Offcode Oy, Finland
  • 14.10-14.20 Guidelines for R2R Manufacturing Quality Assurance, Tapio Fabritius, Professor, University of Oulu, Finland
  • 14.20-14.30 R2R Testing, Tuomas Happonen, VTT, Finland
  • 14.30-14.45 Discussion and Conclusion
15:00 - 16:45

Session 8: Visions for the next 10 years

  • 15.00-15.25 Global e-Health and Biosecurity with Smart SANDs, Luke Lee, Professor & Director of BIGHEART, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • 15.25-15.50 Materials, Process, and Device Innovations for High-Performance Printed Electronics, Vivek Subramanian, Professor, EECS, UC Berkeley, USA
  • 15.50-16.15 Reactive Printing in Materials and Devices, Ghassan Jabbour, Professor, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • 16.15-16.30 Printed Intelligence – the Next Wave, Harri Kopola, Professor, VTT, Finland
  • 16.30-16.45 Concluding the Seminar and Vision, Arto Maaninen, Vice Rector, Co-operation, University of Oulu

Pilot Factory visits at VTT and OUAS

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Kaitoväylä 1, Oulu

Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Kotkantie 1, Oulu

Bus transportation arranged.


Sauna and jacuzzi by the sea-walking on ice

Sauna and jacuzzi by the sea – walking  on ice at Nallikari beach, Restaurant Nallikari, Nallikarinranta 15, Oulu.

Bus transportation is organized. Bus leaves at 19.45 from Scandic hotel to ravintola Nallikari, and comes back 23.30 from ravintola Nallikari to Scandic hotel.

Friday 2.2.
08:30 - 12:00

Company visits

Tour1 FlexBrightScreentec
Tour2 GinolisTactotek
Tour3 OUAS – KastWell center (MoveSole, Spectikor, Goodwiller, Mikronix Oy, Thermidas Oy, Nucu Oy, Prowellness Health Solutions, Innomentarium Oy, Hur Oy, Juno Medical, Minero Oy)

12:00 - 13:00


Lunch at VTT

13:00 - 15:00

Company Visits

Tour4 FocalSpec
Tour5 Verkotan
Tour6 KieloGrowth

Social Events and Company Tours

Tuesday 30.1.2018 at 20.00-23.00: Get-together at Pub Rooster, Torikatu 26, Oulu (nearby Scandic hotel) This event is free of charge, food served.

Wednesday 31.1.2018 at 19.00-21.00:  The City of Oulu will offer the cocktail dinner at Oulu City Hall, Kirkkokatu 2 A, Oulu. This event is free of charge.

Thursday 1.2.2018 at 20.00: Sauna and jacuzzi by the sea – walking  on ice at Nallikari beach, Restaurant Nallikari, Nallikarinranta 15, Oulu. Participation fee is EUR 50 + VAT 24 %, inc. sauna, food and bus transportation.

Friday 2.2.2018 at 8.30-15.00: Company tours

Participation fee is EUR 50 + VAT 24% inc. one tour in the morning (select 1,2,3) and one tour (select 4,5,6) in the afternoon and bus transportation and lunch at VTT. We will confirm later the detailed schedules for each TOUR. Max 12 persons/visiting group.

MORNING TOURS at 8.30-12.00

TOUR 1: Flexbright, Screentec
TOUR 2: Ginolis, TactoTek
TOUR 3: Oulu University of Applied Sciences, KastWell Center (MoveSole, Spectikor, Goodwiller, Mikronix Oy, Thermidas Oy, Nucu Oy, Prowellnes Health Solutions, Innomentarium Oy, Hur Oy, Juno Medical, Minero Oy)

AFTERNOON TOURS at 13.00-15.00

TOUR 4: Focalspec
TOUR 5: Verkotan
TOUR 6: Kielo Growth


Special rates are available at Scandic Oulu until 15th January 2018.
Special rate per night during period 30.1.-3.2.2018
EUR 102/single room/night
EUR 122/double room/night

Scandic Oulu
Saaristonkatu 4
90100 Oulu
Tel.  +358 8 543 1000
oulu@scandichotels.com or Internet www.scandichotels.com
Please mention reservation code PRINSE’18 or Internet reservation code BPRI300118 when booking your room.

Bus transportation to/from hotel: Wed 31st January at 8.15 and Thu 1st February at 8.00 from hotel Scandic to University of Oulu.

PRINSE’18 Registration


Time: 31st January – 1st February 2018
Venue address: University of Oulu, Saalastinsali, Pentti Kaiterankatu 1, Oulu location on the map

Registration fee:
Participant 350 € + VAT 24%
PrintoCent member 170 € + VAT 24%

Cancellations untill 31st of December 2017 are free of charge.
After 31st of December no refund will be made from the fees.

Payment online by credit card. No cash is accepted.

Badges: Each participant will receive a name badge which should be worn at all times during the seminar.

Attendees without a name badge will not be permitted.

With any questions, please contact

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

ilkka.kaisto@vtt.fi, tel. +358 40 149 4006

Funding from

Printocent | VTT, Kaitoväylä 1, 90571 Oulu, Finland

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