about
the award

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We don’t have forever to fight for our planet. That’s why we’re so thrilled that these days, politicians and journalists alike are focused on sustainability. Greta’s hard work has meant that the climate emergency is at the top of every agenda.


We’d like to prove that the business and startup community also cares about making the world a more sustainable place. That’s why here at hubraum and Deutsche Telekom, we’re quite literally putting our money where our mouth is and launching the Tech Award: Sustainability in 5G Challenge. 


So whether you’re part of a startup, a company, or you’re simply an individual launching your own developed project focused on 5G network sustainability, submit your project for your chance to win the tech award, along with some serious cash prizes (the top three winners will take home 50K between them) and the opportunity to develop a proof of concept or prototype with Deutsche Telekom.


Focus areas include, but are not limited to: 

Advanced power saving features, use of distributed renewable energy production, smart infrastructure/facilities, advanced EMF management, efficient energy routing, AI driven load adaptive energy management, new solutions for energy efficient chip sets and/or hardware, new solutions for renewable energy production and energy storage on mobile devices, use of alternative cooling technologies etc.

The main areas of focus for the Sustainability in 5G award are:

project criteria

DESIGN AND QUALITY OF VISUALIZATION

CREATIVITY OF THE IDEA AND THE CONCEPT

SUSTAINABILITY IMPACT

 TECHNICAL REALIZATION

RELEVANCE FOR 5G

FORM AND QUALITY OF PRESENTATION

PRACTICALITY OF THE IDEA

hubraum is the tech incubator of Deutsche Telekom. By bringing early-stage startups and the leading European telco together, hubraum strives to ignite innovation transfer to create new business opportunities for both sides. Since 2012 hubraum connects with its digital ecosystem out of Berlin, Krakow and Tel Aviv.

about
hubraum

prizes

2nd place

3rd place

1st place

All winners will be invited to pitch their projects at MWC 2020 and will receive their Sustainability in 5G tech award on stage!

PROJECT PITCH

CASH AWARDS

Winners will get unique access to Deutsche Telekom networks, platforms, data & knowledge to create a paid proof-of-concept, together with Deutsche Telekom, to continue the development of their projects.

SPONSOR AWARD

jury

Birgit 

Klesper

Senior VP Group 

Corporate Responsibility 

Deutsche Telekom AG

Prof. Dr.
Frank 
Fitzek

Deutsche Telekom Chair of Communication Networks

TU Dresden

Martin

Kriha

VP Smart Production and Automation

Deutsche Telekom

Axel Menneking

VP Startup Incubation and Venturing 

hubraum

patronage

Claudia 

Nemat

Board Member Technologie & Innovation

Deutsche Telekom AG

Mark Nierwetberg

Senior VP Board Projects Technology & Innovation

Deutsche Telekom

timeline

17.12.2019

Project submissions open

26.01.2020

Deadline for project submissions

31.01. - 03.02.2020

Shortlisted candidates will video pitch in front of the jury

04.02.2020

Winners will be announced

25.02.2020

Winners pitch @ MWC 2020