5G in Aalborg

5G is being rolled out worldwide, but to embrace and seize the new opportunities can be a great challenge. Right now, pioneering companies is gaining momentum and market shares through the unique collaboration platform in Aalborg.

5G & Edge Cloud solutions, research and patents

The close ties between the business community and the universities in Aalborg are creating a shorter road from idea to solution and from patent to product development within 5G and Edge Cloud solutions.

Aalborg has a strong position in wireless technology, which dates back to the 90s, when all the mobile companies had an R&D department in Aalborg. Since then a lot of innovation within 5G and wireless solutions has been made in the slipstream of what was known as the ‘mobile valley’ of Aalborg.


Jane Rygaard is Head of Corporate Partnerships at NOKIA.
Petar Popovski is Professor in Connectivity and Wireless Communications at Aalborg University.

Did you know?

In the 1990s, Aalborg earned the nickname "The Mobilicom Valley"

Back then groundbreaking discoveries and developments were made in Aalborg in the mobile industry - marking the transformation from a traditional industrial city into a modern hub of knowledge and innovation.

Even though much has changed since the 90s, Aalborg's activities in that decade have laid the foundation for the connectivity hub it is today.

Watch as Jane Rygaard from NOKIA and Petar Popovski from Aalborg University gives a short introduction to the Connectivity landscape in Aalborg.


“The brains make the difference”

Learn why Nokia is in Aalborg
With 100,000 employees worldwide, the 70 Nokia employees in Aalborg might not look like much in the global enterprise. But the research, knowledge and foundation for product development that is created here in Aalborg, is making a huge impact, says Jane Rygaard, Head of Dedicated Wireless Networks & Edge Clouds.
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5G Smart Production Lab

Testing of advanced Industrial 5G systems

Aalborg University has created a testing and production environment available to relevant companies. The purpose is to spread the knowledge and business opportunities within 5G and IoT in the business world. Production equipment includes line modules, robotic arms, AMRs, etc.

The lab is equipped with the most modern wireless technologies such as 4G, 5G, Wi-Fi6 and LoRa which makes it possible for AAU researchers and industrial partners to work together in the integration and testing of advanced Industrial IoT systems for the factories of the future.

Aalborg University is the highest ranking in Denmark in computer science research and the 5G Smart Production Lab give the companies the opportunity to get research-based advice and help to test new business models and technological solutions. 

Take a virtual tour around the lab

Reasons to Invest

  • North Denmark is home to 650 TECH companies.
  • World-class research and 3,300 TECH students at Denmarks largest TECH-university. 
  • North Denmark has a history of unique synergies between industry and research.
  • Aalborg is ranked as the no. 1 digital municipality in the Nordics.
  • TECH and digitalisation as a sector is experiencing growth and future optimism.
  • The national cluster for digital technologies, DigitalLead, brings research, industry and the public sector together – the cluster has a prominent hub in Aalborg.

The companies say:

Samsung Research Center Denmark

Korean Samsung Electronics, a global technology company with 270,000 employees worldwide, might seem like a distant colossus. Still, a dedicated team of 70 individuals placed in Aalborg - is making a significant impact on the company's Bluetooth solutions.
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Gatehouse - international aalborg

For GateHouse it is extremely important to have the base in a city with an international mindset, which can support the outreach and export to the different corners of the world.

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The brains make the difference for nokia

With 100,000 employees worldwide, the 70 Nokia employees in Aalborg might not look like much in the global enterprise. But the research, knowledge and foundation for product development that is created here in Aalborg, is making a huge impact.

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Meet Claus Fallingborg

Investment Manager, Invest in Aalborg

Claus has a long history within IT, digitalization, connectivity, and international relations. He can be your access point, guide, and partner in building a strong business case and securing the right collaborations within the city of Aalborg. Claus has an enormous passion for Aalborg combined with a customer-first-focus, which will spark synergy in every project he enters.

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