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VTT's expansion of the printed electronics production environment earns international award

Grant and Award Announcement

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

VTT achieved recognition at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA 2012 Awards for its development of a pilot facility for large surface area component assembly and plastic-integrated electronics. VTT was declared winner of the Best Technical Development Manufacturing Award. The IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA competition recognises outstanding innovation, development and commercialisation in the printed electronics industry.

The new pilot production line complements the earlier printed electronics printing machine environment and enables the manufacture of flexible or freely formable plastic-integrated electronic products. Automated production enables effective implementation from prototypes all the way to proof-of-production piloting. The areas where we are seeking new product concepts based on printed electronics, roll-to-roll assembly and plastic integration include consumer electronics, the automotive industry, and health and well-being.

The competition's panel of judges was made up of independent specialists from the sector. Winners each received a unique prize – the world's first e-paper certificate, supplied by E-ink.

The expertise of VTT and the PrintoCent community in developing printed electronics was earlier recognised at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe 2012 Awards in April 2012, when the Best Technical Development Manufacturing Award went to the printed electronics pilot facility, based on VTT expertise and constructed in VTT premises.


Find VTT at Nanotech 2013 Tokyo, 30 January – 1 February 2013. Venue: Tokyo Big Sight, Japan, East Exhibition Hall 5, booth 5M-28.

Additional information

Raimo Korhonen
Technology Manager, +358 20 722 3044

Antti Kemppainen
Key Account Manager, +358 20 722 2309

Kari Rönkä
Principal Scientist, +358 20 722 2005

Further information on VTT:

Sakari Sohlberg, Manager, External Communications
Tel. 358 20 722 6744

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is a leading multitechnological applied research organization in Northern Europe. VTT creates new technology and science-based innovations in co-operation with domestic and foreign partners. VTT's turnover is EUR 290 million and its personnel totals 3,100.

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