Marja Matinmikko-Blue is Research Director of the Infotech Oulu Institute and Director of Sustainability & Regulation at 6G Flagship at the University of Oulu, Finland, where she also holds an Adjunct Professor position in spectrum management.
Marja completed her Doctor of Science degree in communications engineering in 2012, and Doctor of Philosophy degree in management sciences in 2018 at the University of Oulu. She has been conducting multi-disciplinary research into the technical, business, and regulatory aspects of future mobile communication systems in close collaboration with industry, academia, and regulators for over two decades. Marja has coordinated several national research project consortia that have successfully demonstrated new technology including the world’s first licensed shared access (LSA) spectrum sharing trials and the introduction of a new local 5G operator concept, which has become a reality in many countries. She has actively contributed to, and participated in, regulatory bodies at the national, European, and international levels. She also coordinated the preparation of twelve 6G White Papers at the 6G Flagship (the first White Papers on 6G in the world) and led the development of the White Paper on 6G Drivers and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.