Yesterday the forest industry met to discuss how 5G can enable new use cases and possibilities to drive down cost, increase production adaptivity and generate new value streams. This worskhop was arranged in collaboration between Bron Innovation, Mittuniversitetet, RISE, Telia and Tieto.
The forest industry accounts for approx. 10% of the employment, exports, turnover and added value in Swedish industry. Almost 90 percent of our pulp and paper production and close to 70 percent of sawn timber is exported. This places Swedish forest industry third in the world's exporters of these products.
Innovation and digitization of the industry is crucial to stay ahead of international competition. Research and technologies such as 5G and advanced networking will enable new use cases and possibilities to drive down cost, increase production adaptivity and generate new value streams.
On June 17th , enterprises and organizations in forestry ecosystem met together for a forestry 5G innovation day with networking, keynotes, and workshops. One of the invited keynotespeakers was Prof. Mattias O'Nils from STC reasearch centre. He presented "How can IoT and 5G create new opportunities in forestry and process industry.