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

Focus on future 5G solutions

The 5thGear program funds 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. The program also offers networking and export services.


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 and the management of heterogeneous network solutions.

Program objectives and target groups

Intended for companies and research institutes, Business Finland 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.



Programme Manager
Mika Klemettinen

+358 (0)2950 55647
mika.klemettinen (at) businessfinland.fi

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

+358 (0)2950 55263
pekka.rantala (at) businessfinland.fi

Virpi Mikkonen

+358 (0)2950 55930
virpi.mikkonen (at) businessfinland.fi