Workshop on Platforms Economy Enabled by 5G and the Finnish Twist

Monday, June 12, 2017

Want to be ahead of competition from either R&D or business perspective?

Come and hear what our innovation ecosystem has to offer for the platforms economy enabled by 5G, cyber security, IoT and AI/analytics!

The workshop, organized by Tekes in conjunction with the EUCNC2017 conference, is open for all free of charge. Participation does not require EUCNC registration.


Finland has from a global perspective a leading position in ICT and digitalization. Our innovations have literally taken over the world. It all comes down to our hunger for problem solving, strong engineering skills and pulsing start-up scene. This is why Finland is the most innovative nation in the world.

5G, Internet of Things (IoT), cyber security, Big Data and analytics are key drivers in the 4th industrial revolution that spreads across different industries. In the digital era the only constant thing is change. One needs to be agile in order to survive. One needs to see the world differently in order to win.

Digital playground is very heterogeneous with multiple opportunities in new technologies and business models, but many of them are not standardized or interoperable. Currently, the winning solutions, platforms and products come primarily from USA and from large global companies.

In order to be competitive, Europe needs to take a holistic and open approach to the platform economy. The related digital innovation environment consists of a number of enabling technologies (e.g. 5G, cyber security, data/analytics and IoT) that form a platform capable of serving different business verticals. Making the innovations to influence our future, also proper actions in supporting funding, taxation, regulation/deregulation, etc. are needed.

Finland has a multitude of open ecosystems and testbeds that together with the vibrant startup community enable new innovations. In the connectivity area, 5G Test Network Finland (5GTNF, is the most advanced open 5G test network in the world with more than 50 partners. Uniquely, the three largest manufacturers Nokia, Ericsson and Huawei collaborate within 5GTNF.

5thGear programme ( by Tekes – Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation in a 5-year (2015-2019) and 200 Meur mission that involves the whole Finnish wireless communications community involving all academic and research institutions as well as more than 50 companies out of which many are SMEs. This workshop gathers the key players of this community, in collaboration with the other key digital initiatives in Finland related to IoT, cyber security and analytics, to showcase Finnish R&D&I activities in the digital area.




5G Test Network Finland and Finnish Open Innovation Ecosystem – Digitalisation Enabled by 5G, Cyber Security, Analytics and IoT


The workshop is open for all free of charge, does not require EUCNC registration, please register for the event at

Venue: Saalastinsali, University of Oulu Main Building


13:00    Opening of the Workshop

  • Finnish innovation landscape, digitalisation area and platform economy
  • Tekes digital programmes and 5G Test Network Finland
    • Mika Klemettinen, Tekes

13:20    5G Test Network Finland (

14:00    Cyber-Secure Networks and Systems

  • SENDATE (EUREKA-Celtic project,
    • Reijo Savola, VTT
  • DIMECC Cyber Trust (large ecosystem project,
    • Markku Korkiakoski, Bittium

14:30    Coffee Break and Networking

15:00    New Business Models and Data-Driven Platforms Economy

  • Micro-operator Business
    • Marja Matinmikko, University of Oulu
  • BOND – Blockchains Boosting Finnish Industry (
    • Arto Laikari, VTT

15:30    Accelerating Value Creation from Research to Business

  • How to boost the businesses with new innovations?
  • How to fasten the journey from innovations to markets?
  • How to take new innovations into use?
  • How to effectively utilize shared infrastructures?
    • Hilla: Accelerating Value Creation from Research to Business (
      • Jaakko Sauvola, University of Oulu

15:45    Towards Business-Driven Ecosystems

  • LuxTurrim5G – Smart City Ecosystem
    • Juha Salmelin, Nokia
  • Analytics Plus Ecosystem and Alliance (
    • Lauri Lovén, University of Oulu
  • SuperIoT Ecosystem and Alliance (
    • Pekka Jokitalo, Verkotan Oy

16:15    5GFWD Hackathon ( Results

  • Results of the 5GFWD hackathon on 9-11 June 2017 in Oulu
  • Awards ceremony
    • Juha Ala-Mursula, Business Oulu and Mikko Järvilehto, Ultrahack

16:45    Closing / Summary of the workshop

17:00    End


Programme subject to change.






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Event location

University of Oulu, Saalastinsali

Event address

Pentti Kaiteran katu 1, 90570 OULU, Finland

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Last updated: 4.5.2017