Ynvisible partners with leading European cleantech company Enfucell and hires new Chief Business Development Officer
Ynvisible and Enfucell have collaborated on an integrated prototype for the 2011 edition of the Large-area, Organic and Printed Electronics Convention (LOPE-C) in Frankfurt. The integrated prototype included Enfucell’s SoftBattery®, a thin, printed, 1.5 V, environmentally-friendly battery, which powered an Ynvisible interactive display, generating an end application that was printed and flexible. Both companies are now looking to extend this partnership in order to pursue integrated commercial applications and joint development projects. Potential joint products include magazine covers, greeting cards and packaging solutions.
In addition, Ynvisible has hired Jani-Mikael Kuusisto for the post of Chief Business Development Officer. Jani-Mikael Kuusisto previously occupied the position of Business Development Manager for Printed Intelligence at VTT, the largest applied research organization in Northern Europe. Inês Henriques, Ynvisible’s CEO said she believed “Jani-Mikael’s extensive network of potential client and partner contacts, as well as his experience, professional capabilities and personal qualities, will be of immense value to Ynvisible and will certainly help us accomplish our commercialization goals more effectively”.
Jani-Mikael added, “amidst the convergence of the digital and the physical worlds, Ynvisible - and the YDreams group as a whole - have a fresh and consumer friendly approach to applying interactive technologies. I'm excited to join this innovative team, to develop new applications and international business around these printed electronics solutions.”
Enfucell, a world leader in printed, flexible and environmentally-friendly power sources, was founded in June 2002 after a decade of researching power sources for low power applications at Helsinki University of Technology. Enfucell has received numerous international awards for the development of its SoftBattery® technology, one of the latest by the Guardian newspaper, who selected Enfucell as one of the hottest private cleantech companies in Europe on the "Cleantech100" list published in September 2008.
Jani-Mikael Kuusisto is Ynvisible's Chief Business Development Officer. He has extensive international experience working with the printed electronics customer and supply value chains. From 2007 to 2011 he was the business development manager for VTT Printed Intelligence, and the director of its commercialization program. Prior to VTT, from 2002 to 2007, he was responsible for printed electronics business development and strategic customer relationships at Metso Corporation and its spin-out/joint-venture AvantoneOy. Jani-Mikael received his M.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration from the Helsinki School of Economics.