Finland is one of global leaders of the development of the next generation mobile communications. It was the first country to launch a broad 6G research program in 2018. Currently, there are more and more ongoing 6G programs and projects globally. The EU has taken a bigger role and wants to see Europe as a global leader of 6G development.
Finnish 6G ecosystem with Nokia and research organizations at the forefront are often in leading roles in the European programs. Finnish success in wireless mobile communications has been based on tight cooperation between businesses and academia. This is the case also in 6G. A good example of it is Hexa-X, the European level 6G Flagship and its successor Hexa-X-II: Finnish organizations are active members of them, and Nokia even leads both projects.
Finland wants to keep the achieved position and enhance the development further. Therefore, Business Finland as an innovation funding agency has decided to allocate 130 million euros to the development of 5G Advanced and 6G.
Business Finland and 6G Finland cordially invite you to attend our 5G Advanced and 6G focused event to celebrate new funding commitments, but also to highlight the latest developments and open up the priorities of the future plans both at European and national levels.
Visit the 6G Bridge program website.
Please note that the event will only be organized as a physical event in Helsinki (in English) and it will be recorded.
10:00−10:30 Registration & Coffee
10:30−10:35 Welcoming Words
Mr. Tomi Korhonen, Head of PR and Media, Business Finland
10:35−10:50 Opening Remarks
Mr. Timo Harakka, Minister of Transport and Communications
10:50−11:10 Announcement: "5G and Beyond" Massive Open Online Course to the World
Prof. Sasu Tarkoma, Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of Helsinki
Access the Core 5G and Beyond course
11:10−11:30 Announcement: Business Finland's New Funding Commitments to 5G Advanced and 6G
Ms. Nina Kopola, Director General, Business Finland
11:30−11:50 Finland Leading European 6G Flagships and Update from 6G Finland Including Verticals
Dr. Mikko Uusitalo, Industry Chair, 6G Finland & Overall Lead of European Level 6G Flagships Hexa-X and Hexa-X-II
National Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA)
11:50−12:10 Green Electrification and Digitalization - Keys to Resilient and Carbon-Neutral Europe
Mr. Simo Säynevirta, Head of Green Electrification Ecosystem, ABB
12:10−12:25 Nokia's View on 6G
Mr. Pekka Lundmark, CEO, Nokia
12:25−12:45 EU's Digital Ambitions
Mr. Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for Internal Market
12:45−13:00 Q&A for Press/Audience
13:00−14:30 LUNCH & Networking
Please note the program is subject to some minor changes.