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5G. Everything but a new number on a phone's upper-left corner.

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5G will give you a better life. But first, 5G needs you.

Supercharged 5G networks – 150 times faster than 4G today – will change mobile services, games, health care and products for good. Because you want to be an important part of this revolution – you are warmly welcome to join the most important 5G event in the world: Oulu 5GFWD Hackathon. It will gather together the best brains in business: developers, designers and other experts. As well as the coolest companies who will make it big with 5G.

Apply now!

Here are the challenges for Oulu 5GFWD Hackathon.

Digital Factory

Challenge prize: 5000 eur

Nokia Oulu factory manufactures high-end telecom network equipment. We have an ambitious vision to become the Digital factory of the future. We plan to do it through digitalization and by creating highly automated and autonomous factory operations. Join us to make that happen with 5G!

Mobile apps for 5G age

Challenge prize: 10000 eur

Prepare yourself! 5G is a journey from 4G to new services, which will be enabled by a super short millisecond delay and a hundred times more bandwidth. Telia wants to challenge you to think, develop and hack these 5G services, and to create future customer experiences. In other words, experiences which go beyond what we have seen and experienced in our phones today. These apps may relate to everyday life by making it easier or more fun.

Customer Journey

Challenge prize: 5000 eur

The customer experience in a hospital is affected by the familiarity of services, quality of people flow and easy-to-use services. 5G technology could make customer visits more pleasant in many ways. How to improve the customer visit with 5G applications in a simulated hospital environment at the University of Oulu?

Revolution. It is Oulu's middle name.

Want to start a revolution – and win it, too? Come to Oulu. Do it now. Our ICT ecosystem is famous for its skills to help companies to develop revolutionary products and services – fast!

Already some 2.3 billion people use solutions designed in Oulu on a daily basis. Here we have over 18 500 ICT professionals and over 850 companies at your service. And did we mention, Oulu University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland are here to help you too, with their 5G test network and other fancy gadgets and gear?

The beginning of a beautiful friendship is this easy: simply contact BusinessOulu, and your ICT account director Mr. Janne Mustonen.

+358 45 6752 929

These are the dates you are looking for.

15.2. Launch
29.5. Deadline for applications
9.–11.6. Oulu 5GFWD Hackathon
12.6. Pitching training for three finalists
12.6. Grand Prix for finalists
in EUCNC 5G conference

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