Developing fundamental technologies for 6G systems


6G Research

Research in 6G Flagship is organised into four interrelated strategic research areas where scientific breakthroughs are sought in the development of fundamental technology components for 6G systems.

Strategic Research Areas

  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Devices and Circuit Technology
  • Distributed Intelligence
  • Services and Applications

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Security & Defence

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Experts in 2023


Peer-reviewed publications /
Journal and conference articles


Research projects with external funding

Research and Education Spectrum at a Glance

Digitalization, Computing and Electronics
AICircuitsEdge computingMachine learningPrintable electronics

Wireless Communications Engineering
NetworksRadio Access NetworksRF Engineering 


Computer Science and Engineering
AIData miningIoTMachine learningMachine vision

Biomedical Engineering
AIBig dataeHealthMachine learning

Business Analytics
AIBusinessData miningIndustry

University of Oulu Graduate School
Doctoral training

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Our Opportunities for Researchers

6G Research


We at 6G Flagship have granted public access to the scientific publications that our experts have produced since May 2018. With the open access and self-archived articles, we wish to share our research and validation results widely and raise discussion e.g. on key 6G technology components, business aspects and related regulations towards 2030.

Horizon europe

EU Projects

Horizon Europe is the EU’s leading research and innovation funding initiative, with a budget of €95.5 billion.

As pioneers in 6G research, our research teams support project innovation and effectiveness from concept to completion.

Check out our past and current EU-funded initiatives and contact us to learn about partnership opportunities in Horizon Europe!

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6G Enabling Sustainable Society

The 6G-enabled sustainable society (6GESS) programme capitalises on 6G Flagship’s technological expertise to develop the scientific framework for a data-driven, hyper-connected future society in which digital eHealth and future energy systems are intertwined. 6GESS will look into new technologies to help make healthcare and energy systems more democratic and efficient in the future. It will also help healthcare and energy providers and citizens become more involved in developing and using data-driven and digitised solutions.

6GESS is a collaborative endeavour of four faculties: Medicine, ITEE, Technology, and Oulu Business School. 6GESS works closely with the OuluHealth ecosystem, the Oulu University Hospital, and the Future Hospital 2030 project.

Academic excellence on 6G Research

Doctoral Defences and Theses

Zunera Javed

Crowdsourcing Driven Truthful Data Collection Methods for Wireless Nodes in Enterprise Networks

Thuong-Khanh Tran

Micro-expression spotting based on supervised learning

Zhengya Gong

Understanding cultural influence on creativity in ideation

Marjo Heikkilä

Field trials and test methods in vertical driven 5G and beyond mobile network research