Driving Innovation with Telia and Ericsson

Luleå University of Technology is a key partner in Telia and Ericsson's ground-breaking 5G initiative in the industry, known as the NorthStar Innovation Programme. As part of this programme, the university has access to a state-of-the-art 5G network tailored to innovation and equipped with the latest technology from Ericsson.

If you would like to learn more about the 5G Edge Innovations for Mining project and the NorthStar 5G Innovation Programme, you are welcome to watch this film showcasing the work.


14-16 May 2024, Luleå
The project will participate in a co-organised stand during the Demo North Summit, a platform that brings together actors working on developing innovations for large-scale solutions and helping to improve opportunities for environmental challenges.

FInalist for Best New Mining Innovation

InvestMETS in Australia has nominated ThingWave as a finalist for the "2023 Global Mining Technology Awards" in the category "Best New Mining Technology/Innovation".

The 5G-enabled convergence sensor for underground mines is said to “effectively detect the convergence of tunnels and the inclination of walls and other support structures” and provide rapid deformation reports. The wireless sensor is easy to install and move. The data can be visualised in ThingWave Cloud or ThingWave RealMine3D.

We are happy to see that ThingWave's work with 5G and IoT within the "5G Edge Innovations for Mining" project is getting international attention.


Welcome to the Arctic Challenge Hackathon 2023! From Monday 27 November to Wednesday 29 November, LTU Master's students will work together on challenges in the areas of 5G, digital twins and more. We also invite other students to participate at Skellefteå Campus.

Future digital infrastructure in the North

28 Sep. 2023, 10:00 - 16:30, Luleå

Luleå University of Technology, Telia and Luleå Science Park are organizing a partnership event. Welcome to a day filled with insights and discoveries as we explore the potential of the digital infrastructure and industry of the future.
This event is in Swedish.


11 September, 2023, 13.00 - 14.30 (CET)

Welcome to our webinar dedicated to the latest technological advances and innovations in the field of telecommunications. Join us as renowned experts and researchers share their insights on topics such as machine connectivity in remote areas, 5G vehicle winter testing for smart traffic and road weather services, access to remote areas using windmill towers, sensor capabilities in 6G and the ongoing Hexa-X- II project to explore the future of 6G.

Welcome to 5G matchmaking event: 5G in industry

16 June, 14-15.30 CET, Online (Zoom)
Join us on the 16th of June for Nordregio’s next 5G matchmaking event, where we will delve into the topic of 5G and its impact on industry. As digital transformation continues to shape different sectors, 5G emerges as a game-changer for the development of smart societies. We will specifically focus on its potential in driving innovation within the Nordic and Baltic countries.


At Vinnova's Mötesplats Advanced Digitization 2023, the "Ambassador of the Year Award for Advanced Digitization" was presented to our project manager, Karl Andersson. Karl would like to express his gratitude to all partners and collaborators who have contributed to the success of our projects.


We invite you to watch a recorded webinar where the project and its partners talk about their work. 

Click on the YouTube video on the right.


March 22, 2023, at 11.30-12.00
The project participates during Sweden Innovation Days with a webinar where we present our work. The global event Sweden Innovation Days lasts for three days and focuses full attention on how we can enable innovation that has a significant impact on society, the environment and the economy.


This year's edition of the 5G/6G Technical webinar brings recent technical development and contributions in the Bothnian Bay region. Welcome!

When: February 9, 2023, 9-11 (CET)


Arctic Challenge is a one-of-a-kind Hackathon focusing on IoT, LoRa, Edge computing, 5G and Information security.
From Tuesday November 22nd after lunch to Thursday at lunchtime November 24th Master students at LTU collaborate and experiment. We also invite other students with corresponding skills, either on site or online. 

One step closer to the autonomous mine

5G and edge computing will contribute to a higher level of automation in the mining industry. More autonomy will in turn lead to a better working environment and safer mines. – The overall purpose is to create more intelligent systems that will move the boundaries of autonomy, productivity and security in the mines, says Karl Andersson, Professor of Pervasive and Mobile Computing at Luleå University of Technology. Read more