K 29.01.2020
W University of Oulu, Saalastinsali, Pentti Kaiterankatu 1, Oulu, Finland

PrintoCent Industry Seminar – PRINSE’20, will be organised for the 6th time in Oulu, Finland, 29.-31.1.2020.


PRINSE’20 will cover topics including structural electronics, intelligent diagnostics and the emerging R2R manufacturing industry.

Plus, during the event week we will host several side events & training opportunities on screen printing and electrochromic displays starting already on Monday Jan 27th.

This inspiring international event will host 300 participants around the world, while offering an excellent setting for networking and matchmaking. More than 50 industrial companies will be presenting. To facilitate collaboration with the top experts from industry leaders, we will also have an interactive Innovation Market Place and company booths and demos.

Like previous years, the City of Oulu will host a reception and on the following night we will host sauna & hot tub evening at the Nallikari Restaurant, where you’ll have the opportunity to walk on the ice covered sea.


11:00 - 18:00

TRAINING - Screen Printing Technology for Electronics Manufacturing, org. by Oulu University of Applied Sciences

Registration and more info harri.maatta@oamk.fi.

8:30 - 12:00

TRAINING - Screen Printing Technology for Electronics Manufacturing, org. by Oulu University of Applied Sciences

14:00 - 19:00

PIC - PrintoCent Industry Cluster Meeting (for members)

PrintoCent Members only with separate invitation and registration.

20:00 - 23:00

GET-TOGETHER at Pub Rooster in Oulu City Centre

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

9:00 - 10:50

Session 1: Opening and Keynotes

Chairman: Jussi Paakkari, VTT

  • Welcome – PrintoCent today, Ilkka Kaisto, PrintoCent
  • Perspectives on precision diagnostics for data that matters, Emmanuel Delamarche, IBM
  • Practical human interfaces for smart objects and environments – unobtrusive and everywhere, Jani-Mikael Kuusisto, Ynvisible
  • 5G benefits for unmanned moving objects, Juha Hannula, Nokia
  • Electronics in EU programmes – what does the future hold?, Colette Maloney, European Commission
  • The form factor revolution – flexible, stretchable and structural Electronics, Raghu Das, IDTechEx


11:15 - 12:00

Session 2A: Company pitches

Chairman: Harri Määttä, Oulu University of Applied Science

Company pitches, 5 min

11:15 - 12:00

Session 2B: Demo pitches

Chairman: Tapio Fabritius, University of Oulu

Demos presented by researchers, 5 min pitches

12:00 - 14:00

LUNCH - Demos, Company Booths & Matchmaking

All company booths and demonstrations to be seen

12:15 - 13:15

VISIT TO LAB - Oulu University of Applied Sciences

14:00 - 15:40

Session 3A: Structural electronics

Chairman: Antti Keränen, TactoTek

  • Opportunities and challenges with printed electronics in automotive, Andreas Friedrich, Geely
  • Potential of printed electronics in the aircraft cabin, Martin Richter, Diehl Aerospace
  • Interactive media surfaces and user experience, Jaana Hyvärinen, KONE Corporation
  • Designing structural electronics, Tuomas Heikkilä, TactoTek
14:00 - 15:40

Session 3B: Diagnostics

Chairman: Markku Känsäkoski, Ginolis

  • Consumer diagnostics – from lab to shop, Petri Särkelä, Goodwiller
  • Integration of point of care diagnostics with mobile technology and cloud computing, Sakari Lang, iStoc
  • Mobile Multiplexed Onsite Biosensing, Antti Sinisalo, Biomensio
  • Carbon Nanobuds in Point-of-Care Diagnostics, Ilkka Varjos, Canatu
  • Organ-on-chip – Bringing therapies and cures from bench-to-bedside: role of microtechnology, Prateek Singh, Finnadvance
16:00 - 17:40

Session 4A: Eco-efficiency and sustainability

Chairman: Jani-Mikael Kuusisto, Ynvisible

  • Eco RFID tag -printing technology based solution taking market share, Simo Siltonen, Stora Enso
  • Printed OPV to replace trillions of batteries with light energy harvesting indoors, Mattias Josephson, Epishine
  • Sustainable decorative packaging, Raimo Korhonen, Iscent
  • Please dispose after use: Designing sustainable single-use sensing devices in a circular economy, Neus Sabaté, Fuelium
  • Lightweight printed electronics to boost energy efficiency of tomorrows vehicles, Tommi Rintala, New Cable Corporation
16:00 - 17.45

Session 4B: Capacity growth

Chairman: Thomas Kolbusch, Coatema

  • Keynote: Capacity growth, Thomas Kolbusch, Coatema
  • Medical devise assembly automation, Markku Känsäkoski, Ginolis
  • Over 15 years of experience in rotary screen printed electronics, where are we now? Jaap Storm, SPGPrints
  • Invisible antenna for wireless tags fabricated by R2R submicron printing technology, Masayuki Abe, Asahi Kasei Corporation
  • Improving registration and product quality in R2R processes, Antti Takaluoma, Offcode
19:00 - 20:30

Official City Reception - Oulu City Hall

The City of Oulu will offer a cocktail dinner at Oulu City Hall

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

8:30 - 10:10

Session 5A: Smart constructions

Chairman: Kari Rönkä, Flexbright

  • Environmental requirements in automotive glacing, Janne Ilonen, Pilkington
  • Cultural facades, Martin Lukasczyk, PES-Architects
  • Transparent memory for data storage on glass and plastic, Matthew Howard, Strategic Elements
  • Surforma Tech brings structural electronics in laminates, Claudia Costa, Sonae Indústria de Revestimentos
  • Lighting applications for printed electronics, Peter Bancken, Signify
8:30 - 10:10

Session 5B: Sensors and stretchables

Chairman: Eero Kaikkonen, Movesole

  • Stretchable Printed Electronics: a different approach, Corrado Fontanesi, Eptatech
  • Redefining the make and use of anisotropic conductive films, Morten Lindberget, CondAlign
  • Integrated future – stretchable printed electronics revolutionize sensing the world, Maria Alm, Forciot
  • Stretchable and thermoformable inks and adhesives for printed electronics, Jarkko Heikkinen, Inkron
  • Mass manufacturing solutions for medical devices and hybrid sensors, Antti Tauriainen, Screentec
10:30 - 11:50

Session 6A: Communications

Chairman: Eero Heikkinen, Nokia

  • Real time communication needs for wellness applications, Tapio Kanniainen, Polar Electro
  • IOTSU® Flexi brings a new industry standard for scalable tracking, Timo Liukko, Small Data Garden
  • A paradigm shift from an industrial gasket manufacturer to an innovative service provider, Jaakko Niukkala, TT-Gaskets
  • Possibilities for printed antennas, Pertti Mäkikyrö, Verkotan
10:30 - 11:50

Session 6B: Health and wellness

Chairman: Juhani Kemppainen, Polar Electro

  • The duality relationships of glucose responses and our vascular Health, Robert Newberry, Sanmina
  • Measurement Devices as Business Enablers – case smart insoles, Eero Kaikkonen, MoveSole
  • Flexible electronics integration for high performance premium smart ring, Sami Ihme, Oura Health
  • Pilot-scale fabrication of printed diagnostics as service, Jussi Hiltunen, VTT
11:50 - 13:30

LUNCH - Demos, Company Booths & Matchmaking

All company booths and demonstrations to be seen

12:00 - 13:00

VISIT TO LAB - University of Oulu

13:30 - 14:45

Session 7A: Enabling new R2R products

Chairman: Raimo Korhonen, Iscent

  • R2R assembly – enabling technology for new products, Pekka Makkonen, Flexbright
  • Integrated R2R NIL manufactured micro structured light guides for display application, Samuli Siltonen, Nanocomp
  • Flexible intelligence combines R2R production, Christian Stöhr, Muehlbauer
  • High-speed inline 3d imaging, Karri Niemelä, Focalspec
  • Non-contact inline characterization of electronics, Tapio Fabritius, University of Oulu
13:30 - 14:45

Session 7B: Energy

Chairman: Pälvi Apilo, Tactotek

  • Late-stage customization of organic photovoltaics, Sebastian Meier, Opvius
  • Polyester PET substrate developments for OPV, Valentijn Von Morgen, Dupont Teijin Films
  • R2R registration development and implementation for OLED, OPV and perovskite solar cell production, Harmen Rooms, Coatema
  • Surface Coatings for long-term efficiency, Tiina Leppäjärvi, Optitune
15:10 - 16:40

Session 8: Vision keynotes

Chairman: Harri Kopola

  • Magway – creating a zero emission, automated delivery network, Huw Thomas, Magway
  • Smart water network management with printed intelligence, Marko Heikkinen, Pipelife
  • Towards the era of bio-IoT via cost effective universal biosensors, Seppo Vainio, University of Oulu
  • Intelligent Scintillators – The next generation of radiation detection technology, Risto Orava, CERN/Sensinite
  • Summary of PRINSE’20 and closing words, Arto Maaninen, University of Oulu
17:00 - 18:30

Pilot Factory visits at VTT

19:30 - 23:30

SAUNA and JACUZZI by the sea - walking on ice at Nallikari Beach

Sauna and jacuzzi by the sea – walking on sea ice at the Nallikari beach, Restaurant Nallikari, Nallikarinranta 15, Oulu. This could be an excellent chance to see the Northern Lights.

Bus transportation is organized. Bus leaves at 19:15 from Scandic Oulu City hotel to ravintola Nallikari, and comes back 23:30 from ravintola Nallikari to Scandic Oulu City hotel.

8:30 -15:00

Company visits in Oulu region

MORNING TOURS at 8.30-12.00

TOUR 1: SanminaFlexbright
TOUR 2: Ginolis, TactoTek
TOUR 3: Screentec and then Verkotan or FocalSpec or Optitune (you may choose the latter one)

AFTERNOON TOURS at 13.00-15.00

TOUR 4: Verkotan
TOUR 5: Focalspec
TOUR 6: Optitune
TOUR 7: Screentec
TOUR 8: Ginolis, TactoTek
TOUR 9: SanminaFlexbright


9:00 - 12:00

TRAINING: Electrochromic Displays (org. by Decochrom-project)

Social Events and Company Tours

Tuesday 28.1.2020 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 29.1.2020 at 19.00-20.30:  The City of Oulu will offer the cocktail dinner as an official City Reception at Oulu City Hall, Kirkkokatu 2 A, Oulu. This event is free of charge.

Thursday 30.1.2020 at 19.30 – 23:30: 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 31.1.2020 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 4,5,6,7,8) 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: SanminaFlexbright
TOUR 2: Ginolis, TactoTek
TOUR 3: Screentec and then Verkotan or FocalSpec or Optitune (you may choose the latter one)

AFTERNOON TOURS at 13.00-15.00

TOUR 4: Verkotan
TOUR 5: Focalspec
TOUR 6: Optitune
TOUR 7: Screentec
TOUR 8: Ginolis, TactoTek
TOUR 9: SanminaFlexbright


Screen Printing on Monday & Tuesday 27-28.1.2020

This intensive training gives basic knowledge of Printed Electronics and practical Hands-On training to Screen Printing Technology for Printed Electronic Manufacturing. Training will introduce you to the advancements and challenges of using Printed Electronics techniques and Screen Printing to create simple electronic structures.

In the first part of the training attendees will learn the basics of printed electronics and material technology. 2ndpart is dedicated to laboratory work. Attendees´ will get their hands dirty on the real Screen Printing device and learn how to develop and print new products utilizing Screen Printing technology.

Registration and further info from harri.maatta@oamk.fi

Electrochromic displays on Friday 31.1.2020

The course will allow participants to build their own EC displays to provide a clear sense of purpose, as well as a practical and interesting takeaway. In this way, they can build something while learning about the basic principles of electrochromic displays. All materials will be supplied by the instructors. The participants will get access to the learning materials comprised for this novel prototyping methodology. Furthermore, the participants of course will be allowed to keep their designed and assembled displays as well as getting accessed to more materials for future projects if required.

Registration through PRINSE20 registration.


Special rates are available at Scandic Oulu City until January 6th, 2020.
Special rate per night during the PRINSE’20 event week
EUR 112/single room/night  (VAT included)
EUR 132/double room/night (VAT included)

including breakfast, evening sauna and gym and wi-fi

Scandic Oulu City
Saaristonkatu 4
90100 Oulu
Tel.  +358 8 543 1000
oulucity@scandichotels.com or Internet www.scandichotels.com
Please mention reservation code BPRI270120 when booking your room before 6.1.2020. Reservations need be guaranteed with a credit card.

Bus transportation to/from hotel: Wed 29th January at 8.15 and Thu 30th January at 8.00 from hotel Scandic Oulu City to the PRINSE’20 event venue at the University of Oulu. After the event sessions the bus will return to the hotel according to the event program.

PRINSE’20 Registration


Time: 29-30.12020
Venue address: University of Oulu, Saalastinsali, Pentti Kaiterankatu 1, Oulu location on the map

Registration fee:

EarlyBird, before Dec. 2nd, Participant registration fee EUR 400 + VAT 24%

Participant EUR 500 + VAT 24%

PrintoCent member EUR 200 + VAT 24%

Cancellations untill 31st of December 2019 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

© Printocent | VTT 2019