Telekom Innovation Contest 2015

“You create. We connect.” is our motto for this years contest. Telekom Innovation Contest 2015 brings start-ups to an exclusive Innovation Expo in Budapest, where they present their solutions to high level executives and decision makers from Deutsche Telekom.

It is all about meeting business owners, representatives of Deutsche Telekom’s venture units, incubators and national companies and exploring various cooperation opportunities.

Out of all applications in the field of smart data analytics, future communication or Industry 4.0, ten teams have been selected and invited to the invite-only event in Budapest.

To open up even more networking opportunities, these teams competed in a virtual final for three spots at Bitkom hub conference in Berlin.

Learn more about our finalists below.

Meet our Finalists

Industry 4.0 / IoT

Future Communications

Smart Data Analytics

Wild Card Winner from Startup Night

Three categories



In the field of Future Communication we are looking for new platforms, services, applications and business ideas that disrupt existing video and communication delivery models. We will consider business / enterprise or consumer concepts that significantly reduce cost of operations, provide new insights into customer data or new insights for our customers, provide new experiences by mashing up previous silos, integrating social interactions, combining the physical world and digital media and communication services and / or support new contextual, mobile, multi-screen user experience paradigms.



When it comes to Smart Data Analytics, we are looking for business ideas for handling extremely huge volumes of data in real-time and cost-effectively. Key focus should be on proactive maintenance, mobile monitoring and communication related solutions. Furthermore we are looking for business solutions with the aim to gather signaling data from the mobile communications network (from anonymous segmentation), used externally (outdoor analytics) and in conjunction with other mobile technologies such as WLAN in buildings (indoor analytics).



Industry 4.0 is initiating a fundamental transformation of ICT structures in the factory. Manufacturers need improved production system efficiency and robustness through more flexible, automated production, cheaper maintenance, and more efficient logistics. We are therefore looking for innovative solutions focusing on embedded hardware and software systems, which crucially expand the functionality and competitiveness of industrial processes. Connecting these systems to a virtual environment of globally networked services and information systems opens completely new areas of innovation and novel business.

Our submission criteria

Telekom Innovation Contest is looking for innovators, startups and SMEs from all over the world with an innovative technology or product in one of our three categories and at least a working prototype to present.

All teams who submitted their solution, provided us with information about their company and team, the product, the technology, the business model and the market their are addressing. Find more information in our Terms & Conditions.

Steps to success

  • September 5, 2015

    Submission opens

  • October 18, 2015

    Submission closes

  • December 10, 2015

    Additional prize: Bitkom hub conference, Berlin

  • May 23, 2016

    Innovation Expo & Smart 2016, Budapest


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