K 04.06.2021
W Oulu

We have a quest to educate, inspire and create opportunities around printed intelligence. PrintoCent Community will host already the 7th open innovation event PrintoCent InnoFest in Oulu, Finland.

The exact date is not known right now, as we had to postpone the original date from June 2020 due to the COVID-19 challenges.

While waiting for more details, you can download the most comprehensive PrintoCent Handbook for free via this link: www.printocent.net/handbook


This event page will be updated accordingly with registration link, jury and detailed program 

once we can confirm the event dates.

PrintoCent InnoFest 2021


We invite: Developers, designers, multidisciplinary innovators, startups, industry partners, brands, students, investors and media to learn more about printed intelligence and activities around PrintoCent. And while becoming more familiar with the printed opportunities we challenge you to ideate new solutions while exploiting printed intelligence and electronics.

To participate in the competition, you should have a novel idea and 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 additional ideators, we’ll be happy to assign some fresh 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 splendid ideas and solutions. Event registrations will start later on this spring and 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 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.


Our motto is “Pay attention – ideas are around you” and PrintoCent InnoFest is especially looking to have 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 wild and unexpected – all ideas will be evaluated and appreciated!

With any questions, please contact

Ilkka Kaisto, PrintoCent Director ilkka.kaisto@vtt.fi, tel. +358 40 149 4006

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


Funding from

Printocent | VTT, Kaitoväylä 1, 90571 Oulu, Finland

© Printocent | VTT 2020