World's first experimental 6G research environment is being built in Finland – VTT partners with universities


The Academy of Finland has granted funding to the research infrastructure for future wireless technologies “6G-FUWIRI”.

The funding raises basic radio technology research in Finland to a new level and will deepen the pioneering research on next-generation wireless systems launched by the Finnish 6G Flagship programme in 2018. Investing in the research infrastructure also serves as a starting point for the joint development of far-sighted research and testing environments and, at the same time, strengthens collaboration between University of Oulu, Tampere University, Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.

The new national environment for research, innovation and collaboration will have far-reaching implications for both basic research and business.

Companies will benefit from the diverse experimental environment and expert service in the early stages of 6G research, gaining visibility into new business opportunities and future markets offered by emerging technologies. "The research infrastructure enables the research, development and testing of new hardware solutions, algorithms, software and applications," confirms Jukka Mäkelä, Principal Scientist at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.

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Jukka Mäkelä
Jukka Mäkelä
Research Team Leader