PrintoCent has a quest to inspire, educate and create opportunities around printed intelligence and electronics. Besides ground-breaking innovations, printed intelligence also means increased business, and the latest estimation is that there will be well over 1,000 new industrial jobs around electronics production in Finland by 2020.
In addition to company activation, PrintoCent10 project tasks include rapid diagnostics test development and sweat sample collection methods and different analytics from sweat samples like nucleic acid and sweat biomarkers. The project aims to raise international recognition of printed intelligence while attracting new companies to Oulu and enhancing the cooperation with the local companies.
“The project will improve business opportunities so that industrial actors for rapid tests, reader devices, cloud services and analysis fields are born. In addition, the manufacturing of a CRP rapid test and piloting it in a real health care environment is one of the project targets. Another one is the measurement of wellbeing and health biomarkers form sweat using specific sweat collectors and piloting them together with partners from the sports field,” said PrintoCent director Ilkka Kaisto.
The project started in 2017 and was granted R&D funds of €1.17 million for 30 months. So far 14 companies have committed to this project both from Finland and abroad, for instance, the Oulu based Ginolis, iSTOC, Screentec, Health City Finland and Flexbright.