Setting up an innovation lab in Finland to foster growth and innovation, Tech Mahindra has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Business Finland, a government agency directed by the Finnish Minister of Employment and the Economy, for research and development in 5G and 6G.
The MoU was signed today at Tech Mahindra Noida campus in the presence of Timo Harakka, Minister of Employment, Finland and Jari Gustafsson, Permanent Secretary of Economic Affairs, Finland. As part of the collaboration, Tech Mahindra will develop, pilot and implement state of the art digital products and services to foster growth, productivity, and innovations in the area of 5G and 6G. Tech Mahindra’s innovation center will be a platform for key players in Finland such as universities, research institutes, government and companies to collaborate.
Timo Harakka, Finnish Minister for Employment, said, “The MoU between Tech Mahindra and Business Finland is an excellent step forward in the close collaboration between Finland and Mahindra group. Business Finland will work together with Tech Mahindra to explore the possibility of establishing a 5G/6G Innovation Hub in Finland. I am sure that this cooperation will be mutually beneficial and provide great opportunities for both Finland and Tech Mahindra.”
Jagdish Mitra, Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Growth, Tech Mahindra, said, “The Finnish technology ecosystem is one of the most progressive in Europe. Their strategic focus on building ‘technologies for the future’ has been the cornerstone, and the initiative towards developing 6G technology and further working on 5G use-cases aligns well with our TechMNxt charter, which is our global initiative to leverage future technologies to solve real business problems. Our collaboration with Business Finland and the newly set up Innovation Centre will enable us to leverage their expertise in this space and establish us as a globally recognized leader in 5G and 6G.”
Antti Aumo, Executive Director, Invest in Finland, Business Finland, said, “Finland has an active co-operation between the public and private sectors, combined with an active start-up scene and innovative testbeds. Innovation and investments in RDI have a huge direct linkage to economic productivity and employment growth, and Tech Mahindra´s decision to set up an innovation lab in Finland is excellent news for Finland and for Finnish companies, universities, and research organizations.”