6G Flagship moving ahead in full sail

The Academy of Finland selected the first two competence clusters to be funded under its new Flagship Programme earlier this spring. The 6G Flagship led by the University of Oulu has started its activities firmly.

The 6G-Enabled Wireless Smart Society & Ecosystem – 6Genesis is the first research programme globally to examine 6G technologies in large scale.

“In this eight-year-programme we have an ambitious research agenda to realize our scientific goals. With the planned volume and the high status resulting from the Flagship status, I believe we will increase substantially our cooperation network leading to major societal and economic impact for example via supporting the standardization processes both within Europe and globally. Our horizon is in the era of 2030’s. Renewal and expansion of our research from wireless systems to materials and electronics as well as to distributed computing is a necessity to achieve our goals”, says the 6G Flagship Director, Academy Professor Matti Latva-aho.

The research Flagship is an effective mix of cutting-edge research, impact in support of economic growth and societal development, close connections to the business sector and society at large.
In a video interview by the Academy of Finland, accompanied by the Executive Director of Business Oulu Juha Ala-Mursula, Matti Latva-aho provides insights on the activities of the lively research-industry ecosystem:

Sharply orienting the research focus 

6G challenges the limits of physics, and new component and material technologies need to be developed. Theoretical research and concepts developed by the Flagship experts will be validated with separate functional components as well as early industry prototypes.

The Flagship programme was launched in May 2018. Currently the 6G Flagship ecosystem is refining its research plan, recruiting new researchers and organising it’s impressive, lengthy co-operation activities. First ecosystem events will take place in the Autumn.

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Caption: 6G Flagship research is oriented by among others Professors Jari Iinatti, Markku Juntti, lFlagship Research Director Matti Latva-aho, Mika Ylianttila, Ari Pouttu and Development Manager Hanna Saarela. 

Last updated: 18.6.2018