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National Roadmap Funding in Finland awarded to Finnish SLICES-RI infrastructure

The Finnish node in ESFRI SLICES-RI is headed by University of Oulu and in the national roadmap the collaborative action is named FUWIRI (Future Wireless Research Infrastructure) and the collaborating partners are Aalto University, Tampere University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.
The FUWIRI consortium submitted an investment project proposal to Academy of Finland (AoF) late September. The positive decision of AoF Research Infrastructure Committee was received on December 8, 2021 with Academy of Finland funding of 4,2 M€ and 1.8 M€ self-funding from the four recipients of the award. The funding period is 1.1.2022-31.12.2026.
The funding is primarily targeted to next generation wireless cellular network and user equipment investments for beyond 5G (B5G) and eventually 6G networks.