Aalto University 5G Summer School Provided Visions for the Future


At the beginning of June Goodmill Systems participated in the Aalto University’s summer school, where students were tasked with different industry challenges around future 5G technology opportunities. Goodmill was one of the challenge givers and asked students to think about future 5G enabled scenarios where a single 5G network is not enough, but multiple would be needed. The students listed possible use cases and grouped them by industry and lastly tried to assess, which of these would move to production fastest and which companies would be leading the development.

The most potential industries identified, in addition to our traditional main market of public safety, included healthcare, automotive, manufacturing and energy. Additionally, the students found even specific projects that could be directly contacted to discuss participation possibilities.

“We were really happy to not only have multiple teams picking up our challenge, but also that their conclusions were quite similar to each other and to some of the plans we had done internally. This gives us good confidence that these areas are really something we should explore in the future. A big thank you to Aalto and all the students working on our challenge!”, comments Topias Uotila, CEO of Goodmill Systems.

Goodmill Systems has continued planning with Aalto University to increase collaboration in the future – including 5G and future network technologies, but also topics related to cryptography.

Aalto University was established in 2010 as three leading Finnish universities, the Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki University of Technology and the University of Art and Design Helsinki, were merged. The university is composed of six schools with close to 17,500 students and 4,000 staff members, making it Finland's second largest university. The Summer School “5G Hack the Mall” was an open for all facilitated online course where students learn the basics of 5G and its use cases, and develop ideas for 5G services together with leading companies