PrintoCent is a business and production environment for companies to manufacture components, products and solutions based on Printed Intelligent processes. Today, there are around 200 professionals working in the PrintoCent community.
PrintoCent is truly a functioning multidisciplinary business development environment. PrintoCent’s Pilot Factory reduces commercial and technical risk before fully commercial operation kick off. PrintoCent is looking for supplying to industrial partners’ global network and thus focuses on product, production and value chain development.
PrintoCent is running the 15 M€ project portfolio 2009-2012 (phase 1)
World class unique PrintoCent Pilot Factory for Roll to Roll (R2R) mass production from lab-to-fab
Until 2011 the companies have invested 2 M€ in PrintoCent community and 9 in spin-offs
At EU level PrintoCent is strongly involved in VTT coordinated COLAE –project having 17 partners from 12 countries www.colae.eu
PrintoCent is part of Oulu Innovation Alliance (OIA)
Business case development to take technologies from lab-to-fab to market
PrintoCent has established an end to end environment to realise business cases
Business cases are brought forward closer to commercial phase as demonstrators and prototypes by corporates (as buyers) and established subcontracting network
VTT and University resources, IPR and facilities will be used together with corporate resources
PrintoCent combines the printed electronics (printed intelligence) and optical measurements efforts at VTT and the Universities within the Oulu region: know-how, R&D, education, and business development
PrintoCent creates a business, production and educational environment for companies to develop and manufacture prototype products, demonstrators and system solutions, and acquire skilled workforce to enable these.