5G Matchmaking Event: 5G in Industry

16 May, 2023| 2023

Our third 5G matchmaking event will take place on the 16th of June, from 14-15.30 CETThe spotlight will be on 5G in industry!

5G for Smart Societies – 5G in Industry: Exploring the Potential

Join us on the 16th of June for Nordregio’s next 5G matchmaking event, where we will delve into the topic of 5G and its impact on industry. As digital transformation continues to shape different sectors, 5G emerges as a game-changer for the development of smart societies. We will specifically focus on its potential in driving innovation within the Nordic and Baltic countries.

One notable example comes from Norway, where an industry forum was established to facilitate dialogue between industry, the public sector, and the telecom sector. The Norwegian Communications Authority has been offering Norwegian businesses the unique opportunity to test 5G frequencies free of charge, resulting in innovative and sustainable 5G solutions being developed on local networks. We will explore the valuable lessons learned from this pioneering initiative.

In Sweden, 5G and edge computing are being tested in the mining industry to enhance operations, automation, and safety. The 5G Edge Innovations for Mining pilot project brings together academic institutions, research institutes, SMEs, and industrial companies, aiming to demonstrate the potential of 5G-connected drones, AI technologies, and edge-to-cloud applications. We will dive into their collaboration challenges, advantages, and barriers encountered while utilizing 5G-powered technologies in the mining sector.

Furthermore, we will gain insights from Detecon, a German company specializing in helping businesses leverage the full potential of 5G for industry digitalization. They will share their expertise on 5G as a key enabler for unlocking new possibilities in industrial settings.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear about these exemplary cases, network with industry experts, and showcase your own 5G matchmaking needs. Join us on the 16th of June to be part of this dynamic event!


John-Eivind Velure, Director of the Spectrum Department at the Norwegian Communications Authority (NKOM)

Christian Wilhelm Maasem, Partner Connected Industry, Detecon International GmbH

Annika Svensson, Luleå tekniska universitet, LTU

Professor Muhammad Mahtab Alam, School of Information Technology, Tallinn University of Technology – TalTech

What: Third 5G matchmaking event with focus on industry
When: 16 June at 14-15.30 CET
Where: Online (a Zoom link will be sent to all participants after registration)
Why: To gain new insights, get inspired, share ideas, and network 

5G Matchmaking events

In 2023, Nordregio will host five matchmaking events that will offer possibilities for actors to share experiences and build new partnerships focusing on different topics. The aim is to inform key stakeholders about what is going on in the 5G/6G landscape and to facilitate connections between Nordic-Baltic actors to initiate or enhance regional cooperation.

What do the events offer?
• Showcasing what’s happening in the Nordic-Baltic mobile technology landscape, presenting 5G potential and promise in different topics.
• Enabling a platform for discussion: A community for sharing experiences.
• Fostering network creation: Promoting or enhancing cross-national cooperation.

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