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

  • Monday, 12 June 2017 , 13:00-17:00, Room Saalastinsali
  • Organisers:

    • Mika Klemettinen (TEKES, Finland)


The seminar is open for all free of charge, does not require EUCNC registration but a separate pre-registration at


Motivation and Background

Platforms Economy Enabled by 5G and the Finnish Twist

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), 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 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 5G area.




The workshop focuses on the following topics:

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
  • CyberTrust (large SHOK ecosystem project,
    • Juha Röning, University of Oulu


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 (
    • Jukka Riekki, 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, BusinessOulu and Mikko Järvilehto, Ultrahack


16:45  eWINE Grand Challenge Award Ceremony

  • Ingrid Moerman (imec, eWINE coordinator)
  • Jorge Pereira (European Commission, Project Officier of eWINE)