Canatu is a leading developer and manufacturer of transparent conductive films and touch sensors for an entirely new class of touch applications. Canatu’s transparent conductive films and touch sensors are based on a new type of carbon nanomaterial (Carbon NanoBud®), and a new, single-step manufacturing process combining aerosol synthesis of NanoBud® material and Roll-to-Roll deposition by Direct Dry Printing®. Carbon NanoBud® (CNB™) films are used for flat, flexible or formable touch screens, displays and touch sensitive surfaces. Canatu services the rapidly expanding market for mobile and wearable consumer devices, home appliances, white goods and automotive interiors. Canatu’s patented innovations have the potential to revolutionize industries by enabling new kinds of printed flexible, foldable and 3D shaped electronics products that also reduce cost and environmental impact. CNB™ films and sensors provide for superb optical clarity and increased battery life by offering the best in class light transmission coupled with ultra-low reflections.
Company Growth (employees)
Helsinki, FI
Size (employees)
29 (est)+4%
Canatu was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Helsinki, FI

Key People at Canatu

Risto Vuohelainen

Risto Vuohelainen

Mikko Kärkkäinen

Mikko Kärkkäinen

David Brown

David Brown

Ilkka Varjos

Ilkka Varjos

Director of Engineering
Martti Sonninen

Martti Sonninen

VP Operations
Erkki Soininen

Erkki Soininen

VP Marketing and Sales

Canatu Office Locations

Canatu has an office in Helsinki
Helsinki, FI (HQ)
Konalankuja 5

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Total Funding

$18.4 m

Latest funding size

$12 m

Time since last funding

about 4 years


Canatu's latest funding round in March 2013 was reported to be $12 m. In total, Canatu has raised $18.4 m

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