PRIORITY is researching and trialing Mission Critical Communications solutions for authorities and remote businesses. Project aims for advancement of Finnish Critical Communications Ecosystem. PRIORITY is a part of The Digital Trust Finland Program by Business Finland. Critical communications today must be prepared not only for typical authority operations, but also for major accidents, cyber-attacks, terrorism, pandemic or natural disasters brought by climate change. With international cooperation, it is possible to build the critical communications of different countries to work better together in broad cross-border emergencies.
The consortium for the project coordinated by the University of Oulu includes four other research partners: Centria University of Applied Sciences, VTT, Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences and Turku University of Applied Sciences. Fifteen companies and authorities are also involved. Project partners include Airbus Defence and Space, Agco, Bittium, Digita, Exfo, Goodmill, Keysight, Transport and Communications Agency Traficom, Defence Force, Rescue, Elisa, Separate Networks, Fairspectrum, Verkotan and MTK ry ( Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners).