Deutsche Telekom’s research and development unit, T-Labs, is launching its international science competition Telekom Challenge.

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“Telekom Challenge” is looking for scientists and experts with innovative ideas on the home network of the future.

“We are excited about innovative approaches for future and secure data distribution in home networks. From modern textiles to new routers or alternative wireless technologies — we can imagine a lot. With the Telekom Challenge, we are targeting the brightest minds in the national and international research community, whether at universities, research centers or in the corporate and startup environment,” said Claudia Nemat, Deutsche Telekom Board member for Technology and Innovation.

The Telekom Challenge will be launched on January 15 and comprises two tasks for…

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Under the motto “Empowering Diversity”, the AI Hackathon takes place, hosted and organized by T-Labs Intelligence team and Telekom Mobility Solutions. The Hack4Mobility aims to find solutions to improve mobility. The goal of the Diversity Hackathon is to educate and empower everyone to become involved.

The field of mobility has great potential for optimization. There will be provided interesting data with new challenges. The Hackathon is all about programming, contributing and benefitting from technologies like Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

We are looking for tech-savvy people from all fields. Teams should combine different ages, origin, genders, religions, educations or sexual…

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We are happy to announce that Claudia Pohlink, Head of our Intelligence team, will be a judge at Deep Tech Award 2020 together with representatives of different companies & entrepreneurs.

The Deep Tech Award ( is organized by the Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Energie und Betriebe and Europäische Fonds für regionale Entwicklung (EFRE) within the framework of the Landesinitiative Projekt Zukunft ( The award will be distributed in the areas of AI, IoT & Industry4.0, blockchain, digital security and socialtech.

Claudia Pohlink will assess for the category artificial intelligence, rating software and hardware of the solutions as well as criteria like unique selling proposition and value for the customers. The award will be granted end of August 2020.

Further information can be found at

The Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) is the world’s largest startup competition for entrepreneurs addressing global challenges. John Calian, Head of T-Labs will take part as one of the judges.

XTC® connects innovators with a network of investors, corporations, and mentors to help them raise capital, launch corporate collaborations, and scale their world changing startups. The Extreme Tech Challenge is backed by world leading corporations. Finalists will have the chance to attend a bootcamp to connect with corporate leaders and active investors. The participants can win in the 7 categories Health, Education, Cleantech, AgTech, FinTech, Smart Cities, Enabling Technologies. There are additionally two new special prizes: The Covid-19 Innovation Award and the Female Founder Innovation Award.

To find out more about the event and to register, have a look here.

On Wednesday, June 24 2020, one T-Labs colleague Dr. Marlene Gerneth of the Blockchain Group, will hold a presentation about challenges and experiences while using agile project management methods in R&D. She will furthermore talk about the balancing act between creativity, agility and methodology.

You will find out, what kind of projects are carried out in the T-Labs Blockchain Group, how work is done in these projects and how the program management acts as a bridge function between agile working in the projects on the one hand and the requirements of a more traditional project management with the well-known PM processes like budget management, comm management, procurement management etc. on the other hand.

Join the event on Wednesday, June 24 2020 from 6–7 pm at:

For further information about the webinar, please have a look here.

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The CODE University is giving their students a virtual plattform to show their project results of the current semester.


15:00–15:10 Welcome

15:10–16:00 Project Pitches

16:00–16:10 Break

16:10–17:00 Project exhibition

17:15–18:00 Foundations Projects and CODE Community Awards

18:00–18:10 Thank you and Goodbye

20:00–22:00 CODE Community Party

Have a look at the event link for further information.

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The Telekom Innovation Laboratories changed from hosting this event physically to a webinar.

The webinar focuses on Artificial Intelligence proposals. The participants will discuss project ideas on AI with potential partners and find out about funding opportunities in theircountries.

Date: 31st March 2020, 2–5 pm CET (save the date)

Registration: please note that all webinar participants have to register in advance, using this registration form.


14:00–14:15: Welcome and introduction to CELTIC-NEXT
by Peter Herrmann, CELTIC Director

14:15–14:40: Keynote presentation: “AI and Quantum Optimization at DT”
by Oliver Holschke, Strategic R&D Projects at Deutsche Telekom

14:40 — 15:10: How to…

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Die Telekom Innovation Laboratories freuen sich, am 26.03.2020 30 Mädchen im Rahmen des Girls’Day für die Welt der Zukunftstechnologien zu begeistern.

Weitere Informationen zum Programm der T-Labs sind bald hier zu finden.

Mehr Informationen zum Girls‘Day:

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Nach der erfolgereichen Einführung letztes Jahr, möchten wir unserern Mitgliedern und anderen Projektgestaltern und -machern einen 2. Workshop anbieten, bei dem 7 PDUs zur Rezertifizierung erworben werden können:

Das PMI Chapter Berlin/Brandenburg bietet zum 2. Mal einen
Professional Development Workshop in Berlin an: WERKSTATT für AGILITÄT — 26.02.2020, 09:00 -16:30


09:00–09:30 WELCOME: Kennenlernen

09:30–11:15 IN AKTION: Ein zauberhaftes Kaffee-Erlebnis (ausgezeichnetes Team-Event)

11:15–11:45 DEBRIEFING: Agil? Denkste!

11:45–12:30 AUSTAUSCH: Wie nutze ich diese Erkenntnisse in meiner Praxis?


13:30–14:15 IMPULS: Wie agil sollte ein Projekt sein?

14:15–15:15 IN AKTION: Vermessung der Agilität (Individual- und Kleingruppenarbeit)

15:15–16:00 AUSTAUSCH: Wie nutze ich diese…

Mobile World Congress 2020: here we come!

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Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs) team is excited to join the upcoming Mobile World Congress happening as usual in Barcelona, in between 24- 27 of February 2020. In view of this our teams are preparing their participation intensively. Our contributions for this year will be coming from the area of blockchain, intelligence and experience. Stay tuned for more news connecting Berlin with Barcelona. Adios!


Event announcements of Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs)

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