Episode IV: First in 6G

Did you know that every day, 2.6 billion people in the world use technology developed in a Nordic city of Oulu, Finland? Many innovations that have and will change the world have their roots in Finland.

Today, University of Oulu is the home for the first 6G research and innovation center in the world, 6G Flagship, which is a vigorous research and co-creation ecosystem for 5G adoption and 6G innovation. We support the industry to fully deploy 5G technology through joint R&D projects, trials and demonstrations. At the same time, the 6G Flagship experts are already working on essential technology components and solutions needed for the 2030 wireless era and seeking for major scientific breakthroughs in the interrelated domains of wireless connectivity, device and circuit technologies, distributed intelligent computing, and novel applications and services.

The scientists, innovators and companies in this world-class R&D hub work towards creating new business opportunities, but at the same time developing solutions to respond to United Nations’ sustainable development goals and major societal challenges, powered by the next generation mobile technology.

Will this next generation mobile technology create a society that is data-driven and enabled by instant and unlimited wireless connectivity all around the world?

Tune in to the fourth episode of the Future is Made in Finland -webinar series and learn of the latest technology developments, engineering and ICT expertise needed to fulfill this vision!


In case you missed Episode IV, or wish to watch the presentations again - you can find the recordings available on the Study in Finland YouTube channel. Welcome to relive the webinar buzz!


Episode IV: First in 6G

3 November at 12.00 EET / 15:30 IST / 18:00 SST / facilitated by the University of Oulu

Hosted by Sergei Kopytin, Coordinator for International Relations 


Welcome to the University of Oulu

Mr. Jouko Niinimäki, Rector

First in 6G

Prof. Ari Pouttu, Vice Director of 6G Flagship

6G Networking (TBC)

Associate Professor Tarik Taleb, Aalto University and University of Oulu

Future is Made in Oulu

Dr. Susanna Pirttikangas, Research Director in Ubiquitous Computing

Alumni interview: My journey from Wireless Communications Engineering student into Team Nokia

Mr. Ahnaf Ahmad, 5G L1 Integration Engineer

Q & A session


Talent Hub in Oulu

Ecosystem Manager and 5G Test Network Lead Olli Liinamaa, Nokia and University of Oulu

Closing the webinar: How to join University of Oulu

Mr. Sergei Kopytin and Mr. Ahnaf Ahmad


Vice Director of 6G Flagship

Prof. Pouttu is interested in communication engineering, communications theory and digital transmission techniques. 

Scientific merits

  • Tieto- ja viestintäteollisuuden tutkimus Oy (TIVIT) - Member of Board of Directors 2009-2012
  • European Defence Agency, IAP4 external expert 2007-
Research Director in Ubiquitous Computing

"I have worked with many research groups within our faculty and I find it excellent that there is always somebody to ask if I need new knowledge about any computer science related issue, and any other matter I might add. My current research unit is in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, find our pages: Center for Ubiquitous Computing where I lead the Interactive Edge research group. In research, enabling situation awareness is my job and I utilize different kinds of sensor networks that produce data for this.I design data collection, participate in sensor installations, collect and store data, clean the data and draw conclusion from selected features utilizing machine learning and data fusion methodologies. I am also interested in solving the not-so-technical barriers of leveraging artificial intelligence - regulatory, ethical restrictions and possibilities but also how can we enhance the digital skills and AI literacy of people."

  • Jouko Niinimäki

  • Olli Liinamaa

    Ecosystem Manager and 5G Test Network Lead
  • Sergei Kopytin

    Coordinator for International Relations
  • Ahnaf Ahmad

    5G L1 Integration Engineer