Harri Kopola - Growth of New Printed Intelligence Driven Industry and Products

Session 7: FPE Manufacturing Facilities

Growth of New Printed Intelligence Driven Industry and Products
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 
8:25 AM - 8:45 AM

Authors: Harri Kopola, Jukka Hast, Ilkka Kaisto, Antti Kemppainen, Ralph Liedert and Kari Rönkä VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd

The emerging activity in digitalisation of industries and IoT world new hardware needs have been accelerating industrialisation initiatives of large area electronics. Flexible printed hybrid electronics technologies are of emerging interest for new added value products and solutions for example in automotive, wearables & wellness and smart buildings . VTT has upgraded PrintoCent Pilot Factory covering full and seamless Roll-to-Roll printing, hybrid integration and overmolding manufacturing capability. PrintoCent ecosystem companies have made investments in industrial manufacturing capacity driving Injection molded structural electronics and flexible LED foil technology commercialisation and integration to new applications. European Commission is investing in two big Pilot line projects supporting key European Research Institutes to combine manufacturing capabilities for open access flexible OLED Pilot Line service and Hybrid printed electronics pilot line service. These initiatives are enabling accelerated growth of new industry and intake of these emerging technologies for the benefit of added value products. Examples of pilot manufactured technology and product demonstrators are shown.


Speaker's Biography

Dr. Harri Kopola is Professor in Knowlegde Intensive Products and Services Business Area at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. Since 1st September 2016 he is concentrating his efforts in printed intelligence industrialization and commercialization, digital naked world extension to European scale and Hilla – Hightech ICT leverage initiative. He received Diploma in Engineering, Licentiate of Technology, and Doctor of Technology degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Oulu. In 1989 he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Ottawa and NRC, Canada. From 1990 to 1995 he was servicing the University of Oulu as a chief assistant, associate professor, and professor in electronics. He took 1995 the position as the research professor in optoelectronics at VTT, followed by positions of responsible head of optoelectronics research, research director at VTT Electronics, research director in microtechnologies and electronics research, and VP Research in KIPS beeing responsible of research strategy and research portfolio of technology areas covering digital systems and services, communication systems, microsystems, intelligent and optical sensor systems, metrology, printed and hybrid functionalities, and health. As special initiative he was leading a new VTT spearhead program ‘Center for Printed Intelligence’ from August 2006 to December 2009. He had his expat period as a visiting professor 4 months at the University of Tokyo, Institute of Industrial Science from September to December 2012, and 8 months at the University of California Berkeley from January to August 2013.


Harri Kopola
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd