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We have a quest to educate, inspire and create opportunities around printed intelligence. PrintoCent Community hosts already the 6th PrintoCent InnoFest in June 6-7 at the Nallikari restaurant in Oulu, Finland. 


PrintoCent InnoFest 2019


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 novel 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. The event registration can be done 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 2019, will be announced shortly – stay tuned!


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 6.6.2019

09:30 Welcoming speech by Ilkka Kaisto/VTT and the organizers.
Quick introduction round of all the Experts & Jury by Sari Päivärinta/SPP Concern.
Inspirational speech: From idea to business by Eero Kaikkonen/Minero.
Team work starts!
11:30 Company and technology presentations part I
12:00 L U N C H
12:45 Keynote on “What excites investors”
14:14 Brainboost & company demos
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 7.6.2019

09:30 Rise and shine – 2nd day start by organisers
10:15 Teams upgrade presentations (1min/team)
11:00 Keynote on “Printed Mass Production”
11:30 Announcing TOP5 Finalists
11:35 LUNCH
12:30 Final presentations of TOP5 Finalists (3min/team)
12:50 Speech & conclusions by PrintoCent

  • 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
13:30 Coffee & networking + the Jury and Experts are available for additional feedback
15:00 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 Oulu City hotel until 22th May 2019:
EUR 115/single room/night
EUR 146/double room/night

Including organic breakfast, gym, evening sauna ja wireless Internet.

Scandic Oulu City Hotel
Saaristonkatu 4, Oulu
Phone +358 8 5431 000 or oulucity@scandichotels.com
Please mentation reservation code PrintoCent, when booking your room.

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

  • Thursday June 6th, 2019 at 9.00 from hotel Scandic to restaurant Nallikari
  • Thursday June 6th, 2019 at 22.00 from restaurant Nallikari to hotel Scandic
  • Friday June 7th, 2019 at 9.00 from hotel Scandic to restaurant Nallikari


Restaurant Nallikari
Nallikarinranta 15, 90510 Oulu
Ravintola Nallikari website

Funding from

Printocent | VTT, Kaitoväylä 1, 90571 Oulu, Finland

© Printocent | VTT 2019