Are you interested in joining? Plastic Electronics - UK Trade/Collaboration Mission to Finland

October 3rd - 6th 2011

 
ESP KTN and the KCMC in collaboration with UKTI are planning a mission to Finland October 3rd - 6th 2011.

The mission is open to UK registered organizations offering UK-origin (or high added-value) products or services relevant to the field of Plastic/Printed Electronics.
 
Proposed Itinerary:
 
2nd October:
Arrival in Helsinki

3rd October:
Attendance at  “Printed Intelligence –Towards Applications” 1-day seminar organised by Tekes (the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology & Innovation) to discuss dedicated application driven R&D efforts on printed intelligence (plastic electronics). Short presentations by the UK delegation as well as one-to-one meetings with potential collaboration/commercial partners form part of this day.

4th October:
Programme of one-to-one meetings based around the ELKOM* Electronics & Communication Technology (ECT) Forum event where the Key Note Speaker is Nokia CEO Stephen Elop.
*ELKOM is the leading professional electronics event for the Baltic region, taking place in Helsinki October 4th- 6th.

4th or 5th October (tbc):
UK delegation visit to VTT-PrintoCent*, in Oulu (1 hr flight from Helsinki) and others
*PrintoCent is the Finnish innovation centre for Printed Electronics taking research results from laboratories into industrial production and products in cooperation with Finnish and foreign companies.

6th October:
Option to stay for ELKOM/ECT forum event “Seeds for New Electronics” which explores additional themes related to Printed Intelligence.
 
For further information on the ELKOM event / ECT seminar programme please see:

http://web.finnexpo.fi/Sites2/Teknologia11/Elkom11/en/Pages/default.aspx

and

http://web.finnexpo.fi/Sites2/Teknologia11/Kavijat/Ohjelma/ECTForum/Sivut/Tiistai410.aspx
A mission participation fee of  £250 + VAT per company will be charged which includes:

* Recommended travel and accommodation itinerary**
* Pre-organised group itinerary of in-market briefing, one-to-one collaboration/commercial appointments with relevant attendees to events on 3rd & 4th October, site visits
* In-market support from UKTI Finland and BIS Science & Innovation Network
** Fee does not include flight, accommodation, subsistence, insurance. The recommended travel package will be a guide only. Delegates are responsible for making their own arrangements.

More in-depth market research of the Finnish market and identification of bespoke contacts appropriate to your business can be carried out at an additional cost by UKTI Finland via the Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS). Please let us know if you wish to discuss this.
 
Expression of interest.
If you are interested in being part of this mission please let us know by 29th July by emailing:
Kay.davenport@espktn.org