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22.1.2021 News

EuMC Microwave Prize to 6G researchers from the University of Oulu

The European Microwave Conference is Europe’s premier conference on microwave, millimetre-wave and terahertz devices, systems and technologies. The conference recently celebrated its fiftieth edition.

9.12.2020 News

Feasibility tests for future air mobility

Ambitious project plans with tight schedules have faced drastic delays due to the pandemic, which has put  a halt on mobility and has limited access to research premises and equipment.  One  of  the  multipartner  projects  forced to redraft  its  research steps is the EU-funded ICT project 5G!Drones. Committed to trial selected use cases for the most prominent unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) applications, the project relies on the complementary  expertise  from  20  organisations  around  Europe, both universities and companies.

7.12.2020 News

World's first experimental 6G research environment is being built in Finland

The research infrastructure for future wireless technologies 6G-FUWIRI, which just received funding from the Academy of Finland, raises basic radio technology research in Finland to a new level - to very high sub-THz frequencies.

7.12.2020 News

6G Flagship participates in the first EC funded 6G project with leading European industry

The Hexa-X project has been awarded funding from the European Commission under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program, a significant step toward bringing together key ind

2.12.2020 News

Associate professor Mehdi Bennis elevated to IEEE Fellow

Associate professor Mehdi Bennis from the Centre for Wireless Communications has been elevated to the grade of an IEEE Fellow. The IEEE fellowship is attributed for his contributions to resource optimization in heterogeneous and low-latency wireless networks.

19.11.2020 News

Two of our 6G researchers named Highly Cited Researchers

Associate professor Mehdi Bennis and professor Tarik Taleb from the Centre for Wireless Communications received a truly significant recognition as they were named Highly Cited Researchers 2020 in the annual listing of world’s most influential researchers based on publication data in the Web of Science.  Both of the experts have a key role in the 6G Flagship programme at the University of Oulu.

19.10.2020 News

6G Waves magazine highlights latest achievements

Finnish 6G Flagship programme has published a new issue of 6G Waves magazine. The 56-page magazine highlights latest achievements, collaborations, and the expertise of innovators who are taking 6G research to the next level. Stories also demonstrate how our experts contribute to 5G adoption and beyond 5G development with collaborators in various sectors.

16.10.2020 News

Beyond communications engineering in 6G

Enthusiastic and expressive, Mehdi Bennis has a way of pulling a listener into his field of excitement without resistance. The Centre for Wireless Communication associate professor has been wrapping his head around the 6G vision and while thinks the real revolution is yet to come, he has a pretty good idea where it will come from.

25.9.2020 News

Towards industrial edge computing

The Center for Ubiquitous Computing, at the Faculty of the University of Oulu, has joined project FRACTAL – A Cognitive Fractal and Secure EDGE based on a unique Open-Safe-Reliable-Low Power Hardware Platform Node. The project is a 16 M€ ECSEL Joint Undertaking, co-financed by the Horizon 2020 EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, and Business Finland.

2.9.2020 News

UROS and the University of Oulu announce strategic partnership

UROS and the University of Oulu are pleased to announce they have entered into a long-term strategic partnership that will see them forge closer links across a broad range of activities.

30.6.2020 News

Speeding up 6G research – new White Papers published

6G Flagship has published 11 new 6G White papers.

23.6.2020 News

Digitalisation boosts business

Digital business can be found in all sectors. Researchers at the University of Oulu analyse opportunities for digitalisation and help companies to develop a new business model. Their partners include the Port of Oulu, which is building a 5G local network with digital services.

11.6.2020 News

Academy Professor Matti Latva-aho is a veteran of all the ”G's”

Academy Professor Matti Latva-aho is now known as the head of 6G Flagship, and is the international face of 6G research that stems from Oulu and Finland. Not shying away from 'impossible' things, Latva-aho has always taken on challenges more formidable than the one before throughout his career. ”I have never tried to take the easy way out, that's just who I am”, says Latva-aho, and that is surely one of the traits needed in a man who's in charge of a spearheading effort in next-generation research in telecommunications.

3.6.2020 News

Solid-state 3-D range imager technology in full operation

Professor Juha Kostamovaara’s research group faces unique challenges daily as it strives for meaningful results in its research field of multi-disciplinary character. Quite seldom, deep knowledge on devices, microelectronics, photonics and laser ranging can be simultaneously found within a single research group, Kostamovaara notes.

27.5.2020 News

5G/6G Test Network – the nexus of 6G Flagship

The nexus of 6G Flagship programme is the rapidly evolving, open 5G Test Network (5GTN), which first introduced its advanced network functions to researchers and developers in 2015. As a focal point of connectivity, it simultaneously links test beds, novel devices and applications; theory and practice; as well as research and business.

14.5.2020 News

2nd 6G Wireless Summit 2020 Invited Presentations Published

After publishing the virtual 2nd 6G Wireless Summit 2020 keyno

5.5.2020 News

Selfishness is not the way forward - Marja Matinmikko-Blue makes the case for shared spectrum

”Radio frequencies are a natural resource, and as such, there is fierce competition on who gets to use them. It really is a fight over natural resources, and we must work toward a more fair and sustainable use of the radio spectrum”, says Marja Matinmikko-Blue, Senior Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor from the University of Oulu.

30.4.2020 News

Expert Groups Devising 6G Targets - Writing Process of New 6G White Papers on the Final Stretch

6G Flagship is pursuing a brave challenge to formulate a research vision for 6G mobile communications together with esteemed experts around the globe. White papers were chosen as a suitable format for refining experts’ views and alternative scenarios in the 6G domain.

28.4.2020 News

Distributed P2P Energy Grid – One Way to 100 % Renewable Generation Based Energy System

Urgent environmental concerns have given birth to the slow but massive transformation of the global energy system. The zero-marginal cost of renewable energy is steering the system towards radically new possibilities while researchers and developers in Finland and around the globe explore how the electricity grid can be modernised towards the so-called Smart Grid.

23.4.2020 News

Reliable body-centric communications and sensing

6G Flagship’s Wireless Medical Communications research team (WiMeC) focuses on realizing a vision of future healthcare services, which are enabled by the use of the latest wireless technology. The team pursues essentially three lines of research: wireless body area networks (WBAN), full chain of data transfer from measurements to patient’s electronic health record, and novel secure solutions for care facilities.

22.4.2020 News

New electronics through new materials

At the University of Oulu, two research infrastructures are making new headway in fundamental research which will have far-reaching consequences for future systems and communication technologies. These two projects - PII, Printed Intelligence Infrastructure and FUWIRI, Research Infrastructure for Future Wireless Communications - received major funding totalling 3,1 million euros from the Academy of Finland in the previous funding round.

14.4.2020 News

Towards wirelessly powered IoT

During these last two years, assistant professor Hirley Alves has been building the machine-type wireless communications (MTC) team working towards the 6G Flagship vision of near-instant unlimited connectivity. Under the umbrella of MTC lies two key components: critical and massive MTC.

14.4.2020 News

Zoom into doctoral thesis defense on massive IoT and wireless energy transfer

Onel Alcaraz López defends his doctoral thesis “Resource allocation for machine-type communication: from massive connectivity to ultra-reliable low-latency” on 16 April 2020 at the University of Oulu, Finland. Connectivity enthousiasts around the globe are invited to join the event starting at 12:00 UTC+2h via https://oulu.zoom.us/j/210308386. No registration is needed, just hop online!

6.4.2020 News

Secure light-based communication through biological tissues

Professor Marcos Katz’s team has recently demonstrated how light can be used to convey data to and from in-body devices such as implants.