5G HUB Vaasa

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Project information:

Official name of the project: 5G HUB Vaasa

Duration of the project: 1.8.2021 - 30.6.2023

Project coordinator: VAMK

Project partners: Univeristy of Vaasa, Novia

Funding: EAKR, Council of Ostrobothnia, Vasek

Budget: 220 349 €

Contact person in VAMK:

Thomas Vikström, Senior Lecturer (School of Technology)

tel. +358 207 663 330, thomas.vikstrom@vamk.fi

Project website: https://www.5ghubvaasa.fi/

Project code: A77621

Platform: Smart City

Language: Finnish

Project description

The main goal of the project is to research and develop 5G technology for industrial use by testing and piloting solutions based on 5G technology. The goal is to produce results based on real use cases and needs for real industrial use. The goal is to establish a 5G test laboratory at Technobotnia’s premises with the help of a separate investment project.


  1. Establish a 5G/6G test laboratory to strengthen digitization research and product development in the region
  2. Ensures the appropriateness of the test laboratory and communicates it to the actors in the area by experimenting together with them to investigate a few use cases with the laboratory’s resources
  3. Strengthens the R&D infrastructure and development environment of digital solutions and intelligent systems that serve as focus areas for smart specialization in Ostrobothnia
  4. Develops 5G/6G expertise, and supports companies and business networks with new business opportunities
    in identification and development work in Ostrobothnia
  5. Increase the networking of universities and colleges in the region with national research infrastructures, and support the application of competitive R&D funding from national and international sources


The result of the project is a functioning 5G Lab, which will be placed in Technobothnia’s premises. The 5G Lab will operate both during and after the project. During the project, relationships are built with 5G operators that will continue after the end of the project. Through the network, new expertise is created in the region.

The project consists of four work packages, which are designed so that colleges and universities play a significant role in the implementation of each work package. This guarantees the accumulation of competence of each operator to know and use the parts of the 5G HUB. In the implementation of the testing and piloting work package, companies in the region are involved in order to guarantee an efficient 5G HUB entity, cooperation between different operators is strengthened and information about the HUB’s capabilities is conveyed.

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