6G Finland

Leading the way in global 6G technology development
by world-class expertise and cooperation

Advancing the Future of 6G Technology: Finland is a 6G pioneer

6G Finland is an active coalition of Finnish 6G R&D organizations to advance the impact of Finnish 6G expertise globally, build new international partnerships, and intensify national 6G development efforts towards sustainable and data-driven society enabled by instant and unlimited wireless connectivity.

Finland has a long and successful history in the field of wireless mobile technologies. Numerous successes have shown us the power of cooperation. It has – once again – led us to a global leading position, now in 6G research and development. The world’s first large-scale 6G research program, 6G Flagship was launched in Finland in 2018.

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Finland Drives Global 6G Collaboration with Hexa-X-II

Currently, Finland also leads the European 6G flagship initiative, Hexa-X-II funded by EU and plays a significant role in other 6G measures of the EU as well. The motivation for the Hexa-X-II project stems from the ongoing Hexa-X project, which has successfully developed a vision for 6G wireless networks and positioned itself at the centre of 6G development on a global scale, particularly in Europe. The key motivating factors for Hexa-X-II include technology push, society pull, and strategic autonomy.

6G Finland is a national contact point of Finnish 6G know-how, and actively participates in 6G discussion both nationally and internationally. 6G Finland operates as a network to which new members are invited on a content basis.



Strategic leadership

At 6G Finland, we are not just shaping the future; we are defining it. As the world eagerly anticipates the next leap in wireless technology, we stand at the forefront, leading the charge towards a new era of connectivity. With strategic leadership, we are driving the development of 6G research and development, setting the standard for innovation and excellence.

Strategic leadership is more than just a buzzword for us — it’s a guiding principle that permeates everything we do. From forging collaborative partnerships to setting ambitious goals, we are committed to charting a course that not only pushes the boundaries of technology but also serves the greater good.


To stay updated on forthcoming events related to 6G in Finland, check the News section. For instance, upcoming events like the 5G Advanced and 6G-focused event organized by Business Finland and 6G Finland will be featured there. These events aim to celebrate new funding commitments, showcase the latest advancements, and discuss future plans at both European and national levels.

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6G Finland operates as a network to which new members are invited on a content basis.
The network was founded by ten founding members.

Aalto University
Nokia Bell Labs
University of Helsinki
University of Oulu
Tampere University
LUT University
Oulu University of Applied Sciences (Oamk)
The Finnish Defence Research Agency
Business Oulu

If you are interested in joining 6G Finland

Reach out to us through the Contact form, and let’s explore the possibilities together!

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Contact information


Dr. Mikko Uusitalo

Dr. Mikko A. Uusitalo

Head of Research Department
Nokia Bell Labs


Prof. Jaakko Sauvola

Prof. Jaakko Sauvola

Head of Ecosystem, 6G Flagship & Executive Director, Allied ICT Finland
University of Oulu


Dr. Janne Järvinen

Dr. Janne Järvinen

Mission Lead, Digitalization
Business Finland



Pauli Kuosmanen

Pauli Kuosmanen

Director, Innovation services and Partnerships
Tampere University


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