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Sense '15 Programme


​Thursday 26th March 2015

Opening and plenary


​Welcome and opening of the seminar, Juha Palve, Vice President Customer Solutions, VTT Ltd


​Commercialization of photonics, Jyrki Saarinen, Professor of photonics applications and commercialization, University of Eastern  Finland


​Industrial Internet - Opportunity to rethink value creation, Iiro Salkari, Vice President Business Development, VTT Ltd 


​ Lunch, demonstrators and posters

Session 1: ​Precision measurements (Edison 2)

​ ​Session 2:  ​Photonics (Edison 1)


​Isotope selective gas sensing,
Albert Manninen, Senior Scientist, VTT Ltd

​Photonics Finland an industry-driven innovation ecosystem, Juha Purmonen, CEO, Photonics Finland


​Premium measurements for environmental sensing,
Antero Pitkäkoski, Development Manager, Vaisala Ltd

​Microspectrometer NIR technologies,
Jarkko Antila, CEO, SpectralEngines Ltd


Do you know what you breath?,
Juha Kaartinen, Managing Director, Pegasor Ltd

Ultimate performance gas detection with photonics,​Ismo Kauppinen, CEO, Gasera Ltd


Business from Biosignals, Pekka Pirttiaho, Vice President, Markets, Mega Electronics Ltd

​R2R printed photonics components,
Samuli Siitonen, CTO, Nanocomp Ltd

​14.20-14.40Traceable Standards for Spectroscopic Analysis in the Pharmaceutical Industry, Carl Anderson, Professor, Duquesne University

Optical biopsy of skin cancer with silicon photonics,
Eduardo Margallo, CEO, Medlumics Ltd


​Precision measurement applications for mining industry,
Risto Oikari, Director, CEMIS

​Photonics Integration at VTT,
Timo Aalto, Research Team Leader, VTT Ltd

​15.00-15.30Coffee break, demonstrators and posters
Session 3: ​Optical process measurements (Edison 1)​Session 4: ​Lighting+ (Edison 2)

​VTT Optical sensing,
Kimmo Solehmainen, Research Team Leader, VTT Ltd

​Lighting+, new functionalities  for lighting,
Vesa Pentikäinen, Research Team Leader, VTT Ltd

Optical sensing for paper manufacturing,
Keijo Manninen, Manager, Honeywell Ltd

​Intelligent Sensors for True Presence Detection,
Bernhard Siessegger, Head of Global Technology Field Electronics, Osram Ltd

​Process tomography in mining industry, new emerging technology for process control,
Ari Suhonen, Manager EIT Technology Applications, Outotec Ltd

​Smart PIR Sensor Enabled Luminaire,
Max Björkgren, Director, Helvar Ltd


Various practical measurements in improving fast chemical injection mixing in paper and board production,
Jouni Matula, CEO, Wetend Technologies Ltd

​Sensoring Needs in Smart Lighting Applications, 
Bernt Meerbeek, Senior Scientist, Philips Lighting Solutions Ltd


Optical measurements in harsh environments,
Juha Kauppinen, Sales Manager, Oplatek Ltd

​Energy Efficient Lighting,
Ville  Moilanen, CTO, Greenled Ltd


Start making SENSE: how measurement and inkjet will shape the future?
Guy Newcombe, CEO, Archipelago Ltd

​Cost efficient lighting control with LED–tubes,
Markku Laatikainen, CEO, Valtavalo Ltd

​Transportation to  Scandic Simonkenttä, Simonkatu 9, 00100 Helsinki (*


​Reception, cocktail dinner, Vanha Ylioppilastalo (**


Friday 27th March 2015

Session 5: Machine vision sensing (Edison 1)

​Session 6: "Internet of Things" / Connected sensing (Edison 2)


​Machine  vision technologies at VTT,
Matti Okkonen, Research Team Leader, VTT Ltd

Industrial Internet –opportunity or hype,
Kaj Nummila, Principal Scientist, VTT Ltd


​Next Generation Machine Vision software and smart cameras,
Markku Jääskeläinen, CEO, Kuvio Automation Ltd

​Enabling wearable sensor technologies for the future,
Christian Stammel, CEO, Wearable Technologies AG

9.40-10.00Fabry-Perot filter based hyperspectral camera and its applications,
Jussi Soukkamäki, CTO, Rikola Ltd

Challenges and potential for smart sensors,
Pekka Stuckert, CEO, CPS Consulting Ltd


Cameras for material resolving transillumination for non-destructive testing and quality assurance, Juha Kalliopuska, CEO, Advacam Ltd

​IoT condition monitoring,
Juha Pankakoski, CDO, Konecranes Ltd


​High speed topography imaging using LCI technology, Karri Niemelä, CTO, FocalSpec Ltd

Information management in mannless mining operations,
Sami Hanski, Product Manager, Mine Automation Drilling, Sandvik Mining and Construction Ltd


New on-line measurements for registration in roll-to-roll printed electronics production, Antti Takaluoma, Senior Specialist, Offcode Ltd

Open IPv6 based Smart Lighting control in Tallinn City as the first application of Internet of Things,
Indrek Ruiso, CEO, ELIKO Estonia Ltd

11.00-11.20Coffee break, demonstrators and posters​ ​
Plenary and closing words​ ​

IoP: Internet of Packages,
Juha Maijala, Project Manager, Intelligent Applications & Customer Solutions at StoraEnso Ltd


2015 The International Year of Light. How optics and photonics technology is making the world a better place,
Jason Eichenholz, CEO, Open Photonics Inc.


​ ​Closing words, Juha Palve, Vice President Customer Solutions, VTT Ltd

12.30-13.30​Lunch, demonstrators and posters ​


​Bus transportation to/from hotel: Thu 27th March, from Innopoli 2 to Scandic Simonkenttä after the seminar program. Fri 27th March, from Scandic Simonkenttä to Innopoli 2, at 8:15 from the   hotel. Fri 27th March, from Innopoli 2 to Helsinki-Vantaa airport and to Scandic Simonkenttä, after the seminar program at 13:30.


​Vanha Ylioppilastalo is located within a short walking distance from Scandic Simonkenttä Hotel. Leave from hotel lobby at 19:00 to cocktail venue: Mannerheimintie 3, 00100 Helsinki. Public   transport: Kamppi subway station, Kamppi bus terminal. and Helsinki Central railway station. Parking: Q-Park Stockmann and Europark Forum

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