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Helsinki 13.6.2023

Vertical Industry Day – Foundation for Collaborations

Time: 13.6.2023 at 8:30-14:30 Finnish time

Place: Team Finland House, Helsinki

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Pekka Rantala
Head of 6G Bridge Program
pekka.rantala (at)



Jeni Särmäkari
Program Coordinator
jeni.sarmakari (at)

5G Advanced and 6G research meets industry and now it's time for action! During plenary session and workshop we will share information to you and we strongly invite you to share your insights to peer companies and researchers.

  • Researchers to learn business needs and businesses to learn latest research advancements.
  • Latest research studies, projects and relevant ecosystems will be presented.
  • 6G Bridge research map update of 40 projects and 20 Meur of funding.
  • Finnish research community provided tools for future collaboration and skill development will be shared.

Teams connection is available until 12.00, yet we encourage guests to join us at the Team Finland House.

Presentation materials and workshop ideas can be found here


8:30-9:00 Registration & Coffee

9:00-9:05 Welcoming Words
Pekka Rantala, Head of 6G Bridge Program, Business Finland

9:05-9:35 What can 5G Advanced and 6G Technologies Offer to Companies  Introduction to Technology Mix and Generative AI
Prof. Sasu Tarkoma, Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of Helsinki & Board Member, 6G Finland

9:35-9:50 Realtime Digital Twinning in 6G Era
Pasi Hurri, President & CEO, BaseN Corporation

9:50-10:20 Software Development to the Next Level
Prof. Kari Systä, Tampere University
Toni Piirainen, CEO & Founder, Codemate Oy

10:20-10:40 A Quick Update on Nokia’s R&I Portfolio, Lessons Learned and How to Engage with Nokia?
Pertti Lukander, Director, Nokia
Dr. Jarkko Pellikka, Program Director, Nokia

10:40-10:50 Coffee Break

10:50-11:40 Leading 6G Bridge Funded Organizations Present their Current Research as a Snapshot
Reino Virrankoski, Postdoctoral Researcher, Aalto University
Prof. Sergey Andreev, Academy Research Fellow, Tampere University
Dr. Roberto Morabito, Senior Researcher, University of Helsinki
Prof. Markku Juntti, Communications Engineering, University of Oulu
Dr. Anne Lönnqvist, Research Manager, Safe and Connected Society, VTT

11:40-11:55 How to Transform Technology to Business – Finnish Use Cases in 6G
Dr. Heidi Himmanen, Chief Adviser, The Finnish Transport and Communications Agency

11:55-12:00 Sizzling Update on Current International Funding Opportunities for Crosscutting Collaboration
Markus Ranne, Senior Advisor, Business Finland

12:00-13:00 Networking Lunch Break

Connectivity Focused Industry Vertical Workshops with Coffee

13:00-14:30 Workshop Session I (Meeting Room 1) – Water & Energy
Pirkko Taskinen, Director of OIA Water Ecosystem and SuperIoT Digital Innovation Hub, University of Oulu
Mona Arnold, Principal Scientist, VTT
Sanna Öörni, Business Development Manager, VTT
Dr. Jussi Haapola, Senior Research Fellow, University of Oulu

13:00-14:30 Workshop Session II (Meeting Room 2) – Manufacturing & Automotive
Timo Salmi, Senior Scientist, VTT
Risto Jurva, Project Manager and Researcher, University of Oulu
Dr. Pertti Seppänen, University of Oulu