6G Research Visions Webinar Series: Challenges for 6G Addressing a Sustainable Future – What Is Missing Today?

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Date and Time: Wednesday 9 September 2020 at 5:00-6:30 PM (Helsinki, UTC/GMT +03:00, CET +01:00)

Join the webinar series highlighting the insights of the new 6G White Papers written by international Expert Groups!

The first webinar in the 6G Research Visions Webinar Series on 9 September 2020 presents key findings by the Expert Group that prepared the White Paper on 6G Drivers and the UN SDGs. In the 90-minute webinar, representatives of the group give talks on the novel linkage between 6G and the UN SDGs, the megatrends that steer the development of 6G, and the proposed three-fold role of 6G to ensure sustainability.

The webinar is moderated by Dr. Marja Matinmikko-Blue who led the Expert Group.

Expert Group representatives, presenting some of the group’s key discoveries, include Dr. Volker Ziegler, Nokia Bell Labs, Germany; Dr. Josef Noll, University of Oslo & Basic Internet Foundation, Norway; Assoc. Prof. Marianne Kinnula, University of Oulu, Finland; and Dr. Panos Kostakos, University of Oulu, Finland.

After the talks, a minimum of 30 minutes is reserved for discussion on the path towards sustainable 6G. A recorded video of the webinar will be openly available after the event.


The webinar series and individual webinars are free of charge and open to all experts and students interested in 6G research and development.

Please register for the first webinar at the latest on 4 September 2020. Registered participants will receive access information for Zoom via email.


The webinar series is organized by the Finnish 6G Flagship program and representatives of the 6G White Paper Expert Group. For more information please contact us via 6gflagship@oulu.fi.

Highlights of the White Paper on 6G Drivers and the UN SDGs:

We identify megatrends influencing sustainable development of 6G.
We develop a novel linkage between 6G and the UN SDGs that are both targeted for 2030.
We envisage three-fold role of 6G as a 1) a provider of services to help support activities towards reaching the UN SDGs, 2) a measuring tool for reporting of indicators; and 3) a reinforcer of developing 6G in line with the UN SDG.

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