Invited industrial speakers

Lighting and Displays
Tuesday, 30.5.2017, 11:00-12:40
Chair: professor Jouko Korppi-Tommola

Elisa Hillgen, City of Light Coordinator, City of Jyväskylä,  “A Forerunner in Urban Lighting “ 
Bio: Mrs. Elisa Hillgen is a lighting designer and City of Light -coordinator for city of Jyväskylä. She has previously worked in a field of building and interior design and also has many years of experience in residential lighting. Her job as a lighting coordinator is to handle dark time cityscape by organizing design projects and maintenance for urban lighting in Jyväskylä. 
Abstract: Jyväskylä is a forerunner in urban lighting for over 20 years. The vision of Jyväskylä – the City of Light project is to be the leading city in innovating new lighting solutions. Since completing the Lighting Master Plan in 2000, Jyväskylä has created over 100 permanent illuminated sites: buildings, bridges, public art etc. Jyväskylä is also the most energy sufficient city in urban lighting in Finland.”

Samuli Siitonen, CTO,Nanocomp: “Flexible and Ultra Thin Light Guide Film Technologies for Displays and General Lighting”
Bio: Dr. Samuli Siitonen is Chief Technology Officer at Nanocomp Oy Ltd. Mr. Siitonen joined the Nanocomp team in 2001. He received his Ph.D. in diffractive optics for light guide applications at the University of Eastern Finland. He applies wide-ranging knowledge gained from experimental research and industry-related cooperation in multiple areas of manufacturing technology in field of nano- and micro-optics. He is responsible for Nanocomp’s research, technology, and product development activities.
Abtract: Lower energy consumption, longer lifetime, smaller size and greater reliability of lighting and display applications are features which can be implemented by using modern LED and nano- and micro-optics. Typically, if illumination is created by LEDs, a powerful light in-coupling and out-coupling from light guide surfaces are necessary in lighting modification. Micro structured features enable power-efficiency and cost-efficiency solutions for display illumination. Nanocomp’s technology offers a wide range of customized design, fabrication and replication solutions in the field of uniform light diffusion. Nanocomp has developed an ultra thin light guide film for small and medium-sized LCD backlights and reflective displays by excellent color and clarity with invisible micro-structures. While being ultra-thin, the LGF offers superior efficiency and excellent uniformity. The exceptional thinness and efficiency are enabled by Nanocomp´s the special double-sided micro-imprinting technology used for the light out-coupling. A full mass production capability of roll-to-roll (R2R) ultraviolet (UV) embossing, provides the entire supply chain from design to production of polymer film type light guide films. UV-R2R embossing process is a highly accurate and cost effective way to replicate large quantities of thin light guide films.

Dr. Veli Heikkinen, R&D Director, Flexbright: “High-Capacity Manufacturing of Customised LED Foils for Large-Area Display and Architectural Lighting Applications”
Bio: Dr. Veli Heikkinen has worked in the R&D of photonic modules and optical instrumentation for 30 years. Since 2006, he has developed hardware for LED-based lighting applications. Now he is the R&D Director at Flexbright Oy, a Finnish start-up company who develops roll-to-roll assembled large area, thin, transparent and low-cost LED foil products for novel applications, such as, displays and architectural lighting.
Abstract: Flexbright is a contract manufacturer and technology partner specialized in the roll-to-roll (R2R) assembly of LED lighting hardware. Our custom-designed products use flexible, transparent and low-weight plastic substrates together with components in SMD, CSP (chip scale package) or chip form. LED foils can include integrated sensors (ambient light, humidity, …), printed solar cells, batteries and wireless communications enabling Internet-of-Things platform and Smart Lighting features: dimming, occupancy sensing, human centric lighting, spectral tuning, visible light communications. Currently the main applications fields are architectural lighting and RGB displays for automotive use.

Markku Laatikainen, CEO, Valtavalo: “Why should you choose a LED tube light instead of an integrated LED fixture”
Bio: Mr. Markku Laatikainen is the CEO and co-founder of Valtavalo Ltd., a Finnish Company, specialised in developing, manufacturing and supplying energy-efficient and environmentally friendly LED lighting solutions. He has previously worked in the fields of ICT and education, i.a. as an IT Manager and a Managing Director. By leading Valtavalo since 2008, Laatikainen has put a great effort in opening and establishing LED tube market in Finland.
Abstract: There is no simple and all around answer to the question since even lighting market analysts have conflicting views on the future of the LED tube and integrated LED technologies. In my presentation I will consider the subject from the cost perspective, encompassing the initial investment and lifecycle costs, and from the perspective of practical use. If big light corporations do not consider LED tubes a profitable product segment, does it mean that there are no markets for them, or that the products are a poor choice for the end customer, compared to the integrated LED lights that the big corporations wish to promote? I strongly believe that there is a reason to dig more deep into this matter.

Industrial sensing
Tuesday, 30.5.2017, 13:30-15:00
Chair: principal scientist Pentti Karioja

Przemysław Kalinowski, Sales Manager, VIGO:”Recent progress in development of mid-IR detection modules for gas sensing applications”
Bio:Przemysław Kalinowski is a Sales Manager in Vigo System S.A. He earned his Master Degree in Electronics at Warsaw University of Technology. During his professional life he has been involved in sales as well as designing of analog electronics.”





Ari Laiho, Senior Scientist, Vaisala: New generation optical measurements in condition monitoring of power transformers
Bio: Ari Laiho received MSc and PhD in applied physics from Helsinki University of Technology (currently Aalto University) in 2004 and 2009, respectively, and subsequently spent two years as a postdoc in Linköping University, Sweden and one year in Olli V. Lounasmaa laboratory, Finland. He has co-authored over 20 peer-reviewed journal articles with topics mainly covering macromolecular chemistry and physics as well as organic electronics and sensing. Currently, he works as a senior scientist in Vaisala where his work focuses on R&D of sensing technologies for industrial applications.



Dr. Pavel Kluczynski, CEO, AirOptic: “Multi-component Mid-IR tunable laser analyzers for industrial applications”

Bio: Pawel Kluczynski obtained his Master degree in 1997 in Physics and his Ph.D. degree in 2002 in a field of laser spectroscopy. He started his research with tunable laser spectroscopy methods in 1997 developing algorithms for data processing. He is an author of more than 20 scientific papers and inventor of 14 granted patents in the field of tunable laser gas analyzers. In 2002-2010 he has been working with laser gas analyzers at Siemens.  In 2010 he founded Airoptic Sp. z o.o., a company producing tunable laser analyzers for industrial applications. He has been the CEO of the company since 2010.


Mari Tenhunen, TimeGate Instruments: “Introduction to Timegated Raman Approach in Real Time Bioprocess Monitoring Applications”
Bio: Mari Tenhunen, M.Sc.(Tech) Helsinki Univ. of Technology (Chemical Technology) in 1993 and co-founder in Timegate Instruments. Mari has over 20 years’ experience in different spectroscopic applications. Prior to TIMEGATE, Mari has worked in VTT over 14 years. Currently, in TIMEGATE she is working actively in the customer interface and leads the sales and business




development activities.

Dr. Jyrki Saarinen, ACTPHAST support

Bio: Jyrki Saarinen is a profesor at the Universty of Eastern Finland. He…


Academic commercialization

Wednesday, 31.5.2017, 11:00-12:30
Chair: Raine Hermans

Dr. Zeev Zalevsky, Israel: “Academic entrepreneurship and commercialization in electro-optics”
Bio: Zeev Zalevsky received the B.Sc. and direct Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel, in 1993 and 1996, respectively. He is currently a full Professor in the Faculty of Engineering at Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel. He has published 9 books, about 30 book chapters, and more than 450 refereed papers. He is the holder of about 60 issued patents. His research interests include optical super resolution, nanophotonics, in-fiber devices, beam shaping, 3-D estimation, and RF photonics. For his research activity Prof. Zalevsky received many national and international awards such as ICO prize, Juludan prize, Krill prize, Nanotechnology research prize, NANOSMAT prize, SAOT prize, Taubenblatt prize, the international wearable technologies world cup award, serial innovator award, image engineering innovation award and more. Prof. Zalevsky is a fellow of SPIE, OSA, EOS, IET, IOP and NANOSMAT. He is a senior IEEE member.

Flexible optoelectronics. Imaging

Wednesday, 31.5.2017, 14:00-16:00
Chair: Dr. Esko Herrala

Ilkka Jolma, Optomed:”Commercialization of a hand held retinal camera”
Bio: Ilkka Jolma has been working in Optomed with the development of hand held medical imaging products since 2007. Before Optomed he worked in the Measurement and sensor laboratory of the University of Oulu. He received his M.Sc. (Tech.) degree in electrical engineering from the University of Oulu.

Jouni Jussila, Specim: “Novel hyperspectral imaging system for field use”
Bio: Mr. Jouni Jussila is responsible for the application business development in SPECIM. He has been working with hyperspectral imaging for more than 12 years, before which he was working in the field of ionospheric physics in the University of Oulu, Finland. He has several scientific publications, both from the ionospheric physics and hyperspectral imaging applications. His expertise is in the field of spectroscopy, imaging techniques, signal processing, imaging sensors, optics, measurement systems, and project management. Jouni Jussila has also strong experience on collecting and analyzing customer requirements and converting those to detailed device and project specifications.

Jussi Soukkamäki, Sales Director, Senop: “Fast staring/snapshot hyperspectral imager with true image pixels and sharp bands.”
Bio: Jussi Soukkamäki has been a sales director in Senop Oy for RIKOLA-products and especially hyperspectral camera since 2016. Before Senop he worked as a CTO in Rikola Ltd. and Upstream Engineering Oy. His backround is in physics and especially in optics that gives good basis for scientific sales.

Abstract: RIKOLA hyperspectral camera provided by Senop is a frame based hyperspectral solution with only true image pixels and below 10 nm FWHM bands. This unique technology enables handheld, UAV, vehicle and all type of stare and point use cases that are new for hyperspectral market. The frame camera increases the usability to the new level also for many laboratory applications. In this presentation key facts of our camera technology and interesting results from previous measurement campaings as well as some views to the future are presented.

Dr. Jukka Hast, VTT: “Printed large area photonics”
Bio: Jukka T. Hast received the M.Sc. (Tech.) and D. Sc. (Tech.) degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland in 1999 and 2003 respectively. He is currently the Research Professor of VTT Printed Intelligence and the Research Manager of Sensing and Integration research area at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland ltd. His research interests are in flexible printed and hybrid electronics and photonics focusing to roll-to-roll manufacturing of passive and active electronic, optoelectronic and photonics applications and products.
Abstract:Large area photonics offers completely new way to integrate photonic functionalities into our surrounding environment. Large area roll-to-roll production processes together with novel solution processable materials enable development of thin, light weight, high volume and cost effective photonic components and devices. In this presentation current status of large area roll-to-roll production processes of hybrid-organic photovoltaics and organic light emitting diodes are presented. In addition future joint activities to commercialize these technologies are discusses.

Dr. Antti Keränen, Co-founder and CTO, TactoTek: “Injection Molded Structural Electronics”
Bio: Dr. Antti Keränen is co-founder and technology leader of TactoTek. He directs R&D innovation activities, develops and maintains the IP portfolio, and communicates the company technology vision and practical applications. Antti has been a major contributor to advancing in-mold electronics technology since 2005, when he joined the VTT Technical Research Center of Finland printed electronics team. In addition to his work at TactoTek, he is an Adjunct Professor of theoretical physics at the University of Oulu where he also earned his PhD.

Jaana Kuula, University of Jyväskylä: ”The usability of hyperspectral technology in various end user scenarios
Bio: Jaana Kuula has received the Ph.D. (ICT/mil.) degree in 2016 at the Faculty of Information Technology of the University of Jyväskylä in association with the Department of Warfare of the National Defence University in Finland. She also holds the Ph.Lic. (IS/econ.) degree from the University of Jyväskylä in 1995. Since 1983, she has been working in various positions at Nokia and KONE, in several universities in Finland and in the US, as well as in innovations management and funding at Tekes. For the last 6 years she has been specializing in the research and development of the security and industrial applications of the hyperspectral technology, with which she is currently working in an European Commission funded innovations development project led by UK.
Abstract: Hyperspectral technology has a lot of potential in various fields and environments. In the Faculty of Information Technology of the University of Jyväskylä new hyperspectral technology concepts and software applications have been developed, tested and commercialized e.g. in the fields of medical instrumentation, agriculture and forestry, environmental screening and authentication of art, as well as for the dedicated use of the rescue services, defence forces and police. This presentation gives an overview of the characterization and potential of the usage of hyperspectral technology in different fields.