About the project

Arctic 5G Test Network is an Interreg Nord project with the goal to strengthen companies' commercialization capacity for innovations.

The Arctic 5G Test Network aims to link the 5G test networks in Oulu, Finland and Luleå, Sweden by connecting them and engaging in active collaboration, creating an Arctic node within 5G through collaboration between universities, large ICT companies and SMEs. This enables cross-border testing and increases overall testing capabilities in the 5G networks.

In addition to scientific experiments, the industry is also planned to benefit from the improved testing environment. Also, connecting the 5G test networks to each other, they will be used to verify the studies * made in the project. The work is planned to be carried out jointly.

* The studies include, among other things, work in 5G Network Intelligence, Multi Access Edge Computing, 5G applications and End User Experience.



Expected results

  • After the project has ended, significant steps have been taken towards achieving the vision of becoming a leading player in the European 5G arena
  • Sustainable cross-border cooperation has been established and strengthened
  • The region's SMEs have expanded their markets geographically and through cross-border collaboration in partnership successfully offered competitive, innovative and high quality products, services and solutions within the 5G area
  • Companies' participation in R&D projects has increased and become a natural part of new projects


Project period
The project is runs from 2019-09-01 to 2022-08-31.


Project leader

The project is led by Luleå University of Technology, Sweden.