Pekka Rantala

Head of 6G Bridge Program Business Finland

Mr. Pekka Rantala is the Head of Business Finland’s 6G Bridge Program. This 4-year national program started in January 2023 with a funding budget of 130 MEUR. The public launch event in February was greeted in person by Mr. Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for Internal Market, and Mr. Pekka Lundmark, CEO of Nokia. The 6G Bridge program focuses on ecosystem-driven collaboration in research and innovation for 5GA/6G and building future business ecosystems in future connectivity.

Pekka is Business Finland’s delegate for Finland’s European Space Agency’s (ESA) Business Incubation Centre. Previously, Pekka acted as the National Contact Point for Horizon 2020/Horizon Europe in digital themes and clusters. He has an extensive team, project, and product management background from different industries, entrepreneurship, and innovative-born global ventures.