PrintoCent InnoFest 8.-9.6.2017, Oulu, Finland

To continue with the wide range of activities around boosting printed intelligence business, PrintoCent Community is hosting the fourth PrintoCent InnoFest in June 8-9 at the glorious Nallikari Beach in Oulu, Finland.

PrintoCent InnoFest will start a mammoth week of Oulu facilitated tech innovations as it will be followed by the most important 5G event in the world 5G Hackathon, which in turn is followed by the prestige telecommunications conference EuCNC 2017. So once again, Oulu will be the hot spot for most inspiring technological advances!

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Following the result proven InnoFest traditions, also this year’s event gives an opportunity for 25 teams to compete for the 1st prize (manufacturing deal, technical support, business development and marketing support) and it offers a setting for selected companies to showcase their solutions. 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)


– 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


Please note, this year we have companies like NSG Group and Orion Diagnostica to participate and they’ll be needing additional brain power to work on their ideas and needs regarding printed solutions.

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 marvelous idea and have a skilled team. To support the competitors, we'll provide world class technical experts from VTT, Oulu based universities and Companies (PrintoCent Cluster) 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. From all the applications, the 25 teams will be selected on the basis of their idea: originality, feasibility & business potential.



Ravintola Nallikari
Nallikarinranta 15
90510 Oulu
Ravintola Nallikari website


DAY 1 - Thursday 8.6.2017

09:30 Welcoming speech by Ilkka Kaisto/VTT and the organizers.
Quick introduction round of all the experts by Sari Päivärinta/SPP Concern.
Inspirational speech: From idea to business by Eero Kaikkonen/Minero.
Team work starts!
11:30 Company presentations x 3: Tommi Heinonen/ARM, Janne Ilonen/NSG Pilkington
12:00 L U N C H
13:00 Company presentations x 3: Hassan Gilani/FlexBright, Antti Tauriainen/Screentec, Pekka Lamminpää/Sanmina (5min each)
14:30 Key Notes: Edward Schneider/Spirit Ventures, Jaakko Lampela/Nordic Option
16:16 Team presentations (3min/team)
18:00 PrintoCent Design Competition 2017 – awards
18:18 End of day 1 team work
18:19-22:00 Sauna & Palju at the Nallikari Restaurant

DAY 2 - Friday 9.6.2017

09:30 Rise and shine – 2nd day start by organisers
10:15 Teams upgrade presentations (1min/team)
11:00 INDUSTRIAL KEYNOTE: Structural Electronics by Antti Keränen, Tactotek
11:30 Announcing TOP5 Finalists
11:35 LUNCH
12:30 Final presentations of TOP5 Finalists (3min/team)
13:00 Next Steps: Harri Hyväri/HILLA, Olli Löytynoja/SPARKS
13:30 Award ceremony
  • First price 1111€: Immediate commercial potential (solid feet on the ground, towards mass production)
  • Wildest idea – feet not on the ground
  • Industry Favorite by showcase companies
14:00 Closing

Info sharing:

For the competing InnoFest teams, we're happy to provide insight to the topic and possibilities of Printed Intelligence.

Training & info sharing Boot Camps on printed intelligence will be organized by PrintoCent on May 15th at 1:00-4:00 p.m. 
All training will take place at the PrintoCent Pilot Factory facilities in VTT, Kaitoväylä 1, 90570 Oulu, Finland.