Innovation Funding, networks and export services for development of next generation 5G wireless solutions.

Focus on future 5G solutions

The 5thGear program offers innovation funding for projects that aim to solve challenges related to the next generation wireless data communications, create new business models, and makes Finland the leading target for international investments. In addition, the program offers networking and export services.


Our vision of 5G backed Finland

5G solutions offer faster, safer and more reliable connections to consumers as well as enabling the use of new technologies for companies. Examples include millimeter wave technologies, software defined networks, the management of heterogeneous network solutions, autonomous traffic, remote surgery and ultra-fast mobile connections.

Program objectives and target groups

Intended for companies and research institutes, the 5thGear program offers funding for development of adapting energy-efficient solutions and solving challenges of next generation 5G wireless data communications. Our goal is to make Finland the best place for international 5G ecosystems and investments.

European 5G funding opportunities

The potential and capabilities of modern ICT systems are still growing exponentially. This is fuelled by the progress in electronics, microsystems, networking, the ability to master increasingly complex cyber-physical systems and robots, and progress in data processing and human machine interfaces.

Join the program

Companies and research organisations can apply for funding from Business Finland at any timeRead more about our funding services here.

Please contact our advisers before applying for funding.



Director (contact)
Mika Klemettinen

+358 (0)50 483 6661
mika.klemettinen (at) businessfinland.fi

National Contact Point (NCP), ICT, cybersecurity
Pekka Rantala

+358 (0)50 396 2922
pekka.rantala (at) businessfinland.fi