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 has in-depth technical knowledge of applied electronics and strong senior executive experience from managing extensive, international R&D projects with a strong commercial orientation. He is currently Research Manager of Sensing and Integration research area at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland ltd. He is responsible for self - and jointly funded project portfolio which covers wide range of electronics hardware including photonics measurement techniques, printed and flexible electronics as well as biosensors and diagnostics. He is also actively working with several global stakeholder networks: Organic Electronics Association (OE-A) Board of Directors member, Photonics21, Energy Materials Industrial Research Initiative (EMIRI) PV & CSP working group and European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) photovoltaic solar energy programme.