At Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs), the passion for innovation and technology drives 300+ international experts and scientists to work together in the three core fields of Blockchain, Intelligence und Experiences. T-Labs is the R&D unit of Deutsche Telekom and is in a close partnership with the Technische Universität Berlin. At its sites in Berlin, Darmstadt, Beer Sheva, Budapest and Vienna, T-Labs sits amongst a world-class host of universities, startups, investors, research institutes and corporate innovation hubs to jointly shape the future of communication services.
The T-Labs team is engaged to live the entrepreneurial spirit and focus on developing Proof of Concepts (PoCs) and Minimum Viable Products (MVPs), which highlight future technology applications. In that way, T-Labs fosters its agility to adapt to a fast-changing and vibrant environment and always works on cutting-edge technologies.
From Idea to MVP – The Players
T-Labs’ method of work follows a collaborative approach combining the work of visionary disruptors, business strategists and creative makers, working together to produce MVPs for its business partners in Deutsche Telekom. Each project team works in close cooperation with internal stakeholders, academic partners and external companies (start ups), to develop MVPs that solve concrete customer problems.
New technologies will shape and model the corporations as well as the social environment. In this context, T-Labs, as the forward-thinking innovation unit, aims not only to explore the latest technologies, but also to act a social enabler, a contributor and trusted partner for sustainable social development, which ultimately reveals the impacts and opportunities of innovations.
T-Labs is in the driver’s seat of innovation leader and social enabler, fostering the benefits of open cooperation between various ecosystem partners and bringing new technologies to market.
Some 300 experts and scientists from a wide variety of disciplines, as well as young entrepreneurs, from more than 25 nations all work together at T-Labs.
At T-Labs experts from Deutsche Telekom work together with scientists from a variety of universities on innovative solutions for the near future and beyond.
Technische Universität Berlin (Germany),
Berlin University of the Arts (Germany),
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Be’er Sheva (Israel),
Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest (Hungary) and
Technische Universität Wien (Austria).
Service-centric Networking | Security in Telecommunications | Quality and Usability | Design Research and Design Research Lab | Cyber@Ben-Gurion University | Data Science and Engineering | Data Intelligence | Control of Convergent Access Networks | Mobile Cloud Computing | Industry Grade Networks and Clouds
Participation in research funding programs has a long tradition at Deutsche Telekom. Since about 1990, Telekom has been cooperating with leading technology partners, research institutions and universities in various research funding programs, from FP5 to the current EU Framework Program Horizon 2020. In the upcoming framework program Horizon Europe, T-Labs’ Funding Office will once again become the central contact point within Deutsche Telekom.
In addition to the advisory and supporting function, the Funding Office ensures transparency in all relevant funding topics. The collaborations cover seminal and telecom-related areas (such as 5G, IoT and SmartCity), using researchers’ collaboration across disciplinary and national boundaries. The T-Labs are focusing their participation on selected national funding initiatives of the BMBF and BMWi as well as funding initiatives of the EU.
With these activities, T-Labs can give effective impulses and establish future-oriented topics. The knowledge gained contributes to the technological development of global standards as well as the further development of networks and services.
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Reflections on first ever Revision Summit 2018
This is a guest article by Cemal Caglar Bektas, Service Design Intern at T-Labs
2018.11.30 / 7min read. Read More
Design. Development. Together we can
The current situation in digital product development arena. What problems does the current system has and how it can be reinvented.
2018.11.30 / 10min read. Read More
EOS Voting — Who is pulling the strings?
The EOS blockchain is a more recent distributed ledger that uses Delegated Proof-of-Stake (D-POS) for reaching consensus. Compared to…
2018.11.20 / 6min read. Read More
Blockslam! | Meet the Slammers!
Telekom Innovation Laboratories organizes the world’s first blockchain related science slam on 8th November 2018, during the Berlin…
2018.11.02 / 1min read. Read More
Pressconference: Berlin Science Week
Date: 24th of Oktober 2018, 10:00 to 11:00 Hosted by: Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs), Auditorium, 20. floor, Ernst-Reuter-Platz…
2018.10.18 / 1min read. Read More
Call for Slammers!
Are you a blockchain evangelist? Do you like being on stage? Do you have something to share?
2018.09.06 / 1min read. Read More
TV Application streaming with Cloud Browser
Introduction Pay TV operators have to cope also with ever increasing requirements from application providers to run on pay TV operator…
2018.08.01 / 6min read. Read More
T-Labs Artificial Intelligence (AI) is very confident in its forecast: Brazil will win the World…
More than 13,000 colleagues are participating in Deutsche Telekom’s World Cup betting pool. And a very special better is participating at…
2018.07.06 / 2min read. Read More
Blockchain Explained. Simply.
Blockchain technology is changing the game in the digital world and it is important for you to know why. So, what is blockchain? How can…
2018.05.30 / 8min read. Read More
Artificial Intelligence & Blockchain — our perspective on potential synergies
Artificial Intelligence and blockchain are two of the most hyped technology topics all over the blogosphere. As our teams at Deutsche…
2018.05.21 / 5min read. Read More
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