TactoTek, a leading manufacturer of 3D injection molded structural electronics (IMSE) solutions has announced that it has been named a recipient of a €2.5 million EU Horizon 2020 award to mass produce injection molded electronics (IME) solutions.
Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument of Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness and whose charter includes supporting new, breakthrough enabling and industrial technologies that strengthen Europe's industrial capabilities.
"TactoTek is honored to be selected by the H2020 investment committee," said Jussi Harvela, CEO of TactoTek, "our innovative solutions cross-cut markets and already have strong appeal in automotive, home appliances and wearable technology. H2020 funding will accelerate our ability to serve more customers and help TactoTek bring our customers' solutions to market faster, whether they are mass produced by TactoTek or by manufacturers who license TactoTek technology."
TactoTek's solutions integrate printed circuitry, printed touch controls and discrete electronic components, such as LEDs and ICs, into light, 3D injection molded plastics as thin as 2mm. By incorporating circuitry and electronics directly into plastic structures, TactoTek enables brands to design innovative form factors and consolidate electronics into a single 3D structure.
TactoTek maintains a staff of engineers to help customers adapt their traditional electronics designs into IMSE solutions. The company prototypes and manufactures products in its Kempele, Finland, factory that includes a complete, vertically-integrated production capability; mass production can be performed by TactoTek or TactoTek-licensed production partners.
TactoTek is a leading provider of solutions for 3D structural electronics, enabling the integration of printed circuitry and discrete electronic components into injection molded plastics. TactoTek provides tools and know-how for creating production-ready prototype designs for new types of electronics, including wearables and in-vehicle applications, and scalable mass production. TactoTek is funded by Conor Venture Partners, Leaguer VC, VTT Ventures, private angels, TEKES, and European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. For more information, please visit www.tactotek.com .
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