Terms & Conditions


Deutsche Telekom AG, a German company whose registered office is located Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 140, 53113 Bonn, (hereafter referred to as “DT” or “Organizer”), is organizing a competition called “Sustainability in 5G” (hereafter referred to as “Competition”) from December 17th, 2019 until February 25th 2020. DT is organizing the competition via its internal department “hubraum” and by using the services of the company BeMyApp, a French company with a capital of 1.250,00 euros, whose registered office is located 18 Boulevard Michelet, 13008 Marseille, France - company registration number B 523 824 258 (Marseille RCS).


The focus will be Network Sustainability including any 5G-based solution focusing on


The focus areas for the Sustainability in 5G award are limited to innovations / projects / business ideas (“Projects”) regarding:

  • AI driven load adaptive energy management
  • Energy efficient routing
  • Advanced power saving features
  • Use of alternative cooling technologies
  • Increased use of renewable energy inhouse production
  • Smart infrastructure


With an international call via outreach in the startup ecosystem through direct mailings and social media, potential participants (e. g. startups) will be asked to apply for the award. Details about the award can be found on the website 5Gaward.hubraum.com, and applications will be accepted via the application form on this website or directly via submissions.hubraum.com. The selection will be done by a DT jury consisting of network technology, sustainability and startup experts (internal; external).

The Competition is free and without any purchase obligation. The Competition is open to all individuals, teams or companies, if the applicants are (i) 18 or older if required by law in their country of residence to enter this competition, (ii) hold a bank account in their country of tax residence, (iii) (hereafter referred to as “Participants”).

Employees of DT and BeMyApp and/or their affiliates, and members of their families, as well as anyone who has directly or indirectly contributed to the conception, organization or realization of the Competition, are ineligible to take part in the Competition.

Participants will have to register (no limitation in numbers) and submit their projects until 26th of January 2020 - then 1:1 video interviews will be scheduled with pre-selected Participants taking place between January 31 and February 4th - winners will be announced 4th-7th of February 2020 via email and invited to pitch at Deutsche Telekom Stage at MWC Barcelona 2020 on February 25, 2020. 

Only one registration per innovation / project / idea is allowed during the entire duration of the Competition.

Phase 1: Registration process

Date: From December 17h, 2019 until January 26th, 2020.

Object: Every participant can register and submit their projects online on the dedicated website for the Competition accessible at the following address: submissions.hubraum.com.

Participants must provide the following information: last name, first name, company name (if applicable), date of birth, address, phone number, email and their profile for the purpose of the Competition, as suggested on registration from embedded on the website. This information is required for the completion of their application.

To present the project/idea, the participant needs to fil out: 

  • Twitter pitch – explain the project in just 140 characters!
  • The Need - the problem that the participant is tackling
  • The Solution – explain the solution and 
  • How it works
  • Presentation Slides - a proper pitch deck! 

Participants must also submit their presentation until January 26th, 2020. 

Each participant guarantees that the information entered during his/her application to the Competition is complete and accurate. Any false, incorrect or incomplete information will automatically result in the application being rejected.

The Organizer reserves the right to reject an application at any time if the profile of the Participant does not comply with the Competition rules defined in these Terms & Conditions. 

Phase 2: Pre-Selection and 1:1 Interviews of the submitted projects 

Date: January 27th until February 4th 

Until February 4th each participant’s submission will be evaluated by a DT jury consisting of network technology, sustainability and startup experts, plus an University Professor for the jury to pick the 3 (three) winners. As a result of the evaluation 10 Participants will be pre-selected for 1:1. Video interviews. The pre-selected Participants have 2 days to respond after receiving the email informing about the pre-selection. If an informed Participant does not confirm the pre-selection as described in the email within 48 hours, the Organizer has the right to select another Participant. If confirmed a 1:1. Video which the participant is asked to pitch the project orally. During the video, the participant has 5 minutes to present his idea, followed by a 10 minutes Q&A session. The interview will take place until 31th January 2020.

Phase 3: Jury’s determination of Winners

Date: 4-7th February

Winners will be informed 4-7th of February 2020 via email and invited to pitch at MWC in Barcelona 2020 on the DT stage.

The winners have 2 days to respond after as off the date of the email informing about the selection. If an informed winner does not confirm within 48 hours, the organizers have the right to select another winner. 


Up to 3 winning participants will be determined by a jury of 5 members representing hubraum, the tech incubator of DT and other professionals. The composition of the jury is communicated on the website. The jury will designate the winners on 4-7th of February 2020.

The jury will select the winning participants ou of the pre-selected 10 Participants who were interviewedbased on the following criteria:

design and quality of visualization

form and quality of presentation

creativity of the idea and the concept

practicality of the idea

sustainability impact 

relevance for 5G 

technical realization

Jury decisions are final and cannot be challenged.

The winners have 2 days to respond after receiving the email informing about the win. If an informed winner does not confirm the win as described in the email within 48 hours, the Organizer has the right to select another winner.

The winners will be invited to MWC, pitch on Deutsche Telekom stage open to all visitors of MWC, and receive the award. For the award ceremony in Barcelona, the winners will receive tickets for MWC 2020 for max. 2 persons per winner, accomodation in Barcelona from February 24-26th and flight tickets economy class. All other travel arrangements (e.g. Visa) need to be taken care of by the participants. 

In addition, the winners will be entitled for a free proof of concept, provided the “PoC” is technical possible and does not cost more than 20.000 €.  

Finally the winners are entitled to the following prizes: 

1. Prize: 25.000 Euro, 2. Prize 15.000 Euro, 3. Prize 10.000 Euro). The ultimate winners will designate a bank account to receive the payment.. Prize money will be transferred to the winners via bank transfer latest 3 months after the end of the competition, by DT. The distribution of the money to other team members lies within the responsibility of the Participant. 


The Organizer reserves the right to shorten, extend, modify or terminate the Competition, or a part of the Competition, especially but not limited to a result of a force majeure event without incurring liability as a result thereof.

In such case, the Organizer will provide notice thereof to the Participants by any means of its choice (including email and/or publication on the Website), and, if the need arises, will communicate to the Participants the new rules applicable or the new ending date of the Competition, as the case may be. Each Participant may notify the Organizer by email that he refuses the new conditions of the Rules, in which case s/he will be excluded from participating, which s/he expressly accepts. If no refusal is communicated to the Organizer within 72 hours, the new conditions of the Rules will be deemed to have been accepted by Participants.

In case of a modification to the Rules, Prizes, cancellation or interruption of the Competition, or a reduction or an extension of its length, the Organizer excludes all liability and Participants will not be entitled to any compensation.

Any claim relating to the Competition will be barred after a period of 6 (six) months from the deadline for participation stipulated in Article 1.

Recourse to the courts is excluded. 


The Organizer may cancel all or part of participations in the Competition if it appears that fraud has occurred in any form whatsoever, in particular computer fraud, during the Competition. The Organizer reserves, in this case, the right not to award prizes to fraudsters, to disqualify the concerned prototype project and/or to bring actions against the authors of these frauds. The Organizer shall not incur any responsibility towards the Participants because of the committed frauds.

Furthermore, the Organizer cannot be liable in case of damage, whether material or immaterial, caused during the Competition and thereafter, to the Participants, to their computing equipment, or to the data, including consequences which may ensue from it on their personal, professional or commercial activity.


Exploitation and property rights to prototypes developed during the Competition are reserved to Participants.

If the Participants wish to assign their rights, they shall first offer to the Organizer the option to acquire the rights in their prototypes for commercial use. The conditions of this assignment of rights shall be defined by way of a separate agreement between the Organizer and the Participants.

During the Competition, the Participants shall only use elements which are clear of any rights. Any third-party elements included in the prototype, including open source software, must be clearly identified with their version, the terms of the applicable license and any other details regarding their use. The Participant understands that this information is taken into account in the assessment for the allocation of a prize.

The prototypes shall not infringe any intellectual property right or images right. Each Participant warrants to the Organizer that their creation does not infringe in any way any third-party rights, and that s/he obtained, where necessary, the authorization of any third party.

By joining the Competition, Participants expressly authorize the Organizer, for free, to publish, communicate, exhibit and disclose orally, graphically or in writing, projects and prototypes presented during the competition for at least 24 months following the registration deadline. Each Participant agrees to be mediatized (portfolio, website, etc.) and authorizes the Organizer, for free, to present all the works realized on all the communication media used in support of this Competition as well as to mention names, first names and images of the Participants.

Under this regulation, the Participant shall not acquire any full or partial right of any kind on the name and trademark hubraum or Deutsche Telekom nor on any names and/or brands associated with hubraum or Deutsche Telekom, used alone, in association with or as part of another word or name, or any rights on trademarks, names or logos of hubraum or Deutsche Telekom, or any of its associated or related companies.


The Participants may be filmed or photographed during the physical demo event. By joining the Competition, the Participants agree to the use and the distribution of their image by the Organizer, including for promotional events occurring after the Competition. The production and distribution of films and photographs of the event will not lead to any compensation of the Participants.


The Participant acknowledges the confidentiality of all information and documents which have been shared with him/her throughout the Competition.

During the whole duration of the Competition, the Participant will not directly or indirectly use or share any information with any third party, unless s/he has obtained a written authorization to do so, delivered by the Organizer beforehand. This applies to information shared with him/her by the Organizer or shared with him/her indirectly upon the execution of this contract.

The Participant commits to delivering any document containing confidential information or shared with the Participant upon the execution of this contract, on the Organizer’s simple request. This confidentiality agreement is valid for 24 months from the start of the Second Phase mentioned in this contract.


The collection and processing of personal data relating to the Participant by the Organizer is primarily intended to ensure that the Competition will be properly completed and in particular to allow the Organizer to contact the winner and to contact them for the next steps for the collaboration with hubraum in an efficient way and, if the case arises, to publish the list of the winners.

The personal data collected in connection with the participation in the competition will be processed by bemyapp and DT for the purpose of conducting the competition and notifying the winners. The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 I b), c) and f) DSGVO. For further information on data processing at Deutsche Telekom, in particular on the rights to information and data subjects, please refer to the General Data Protection Notice via https://www.telekom.de/datenschutzhinweise.  


DT reminds Participants about the characteristics, limitations and risks of the Internet network and accepts no responsibility for any consequences that may occur while they are connected to the event websites and during their participation in the Competition.

DT shall not be made responsible if Participants cannot connect to the website of the event due to a technical fault or in the event of any problem linked namely and not exclusively to (1) network overload ; (2) an electric or human error (3) any malicious intervention ; (4) an issue related to a phone line ; (5) an issue related to hardware or software ; (6) a hardware or software malfunction ; (7) a case of emergency ; (8) disruptions that may affect the smooth running of the Competition. All personal information will be terminated after 3 month from the Competition.

It is the Participant’s responsibility to take appropriate measures to protect his/her own data and/or software located on his/her computer equipment, against any violation. The Participant’s connection to the event websites and their participation in the Competition is made under their own sole responsibility. DT shall not be held responsible for any infection by potential viruses on the Participant’s computer equipment, or of the intrusion of a third party on their system.

DT shall not be held responsible if, for any reason, data related to a Participant’s registration doesn’t reach the company or is illegible or impossible to process.

DT reserve the right to exclude any Participant or person disrupting the Competition’s smooth running. They reserve the right to use any recourse, including suing anyone suspected of cheating, falsifying, or disrupting the process described in the Terms and Conditions, or suspected of trying to accomplish such actions. Any Participant deemed by the Organizer to have disrupted the Competition in any of the ways stated above, will be deprived of the right to obtain any prize, and no claim will be accepted.

Participants remain solely and entirely responsible for the damages caused by them or their equipment to goods or people during the competition. They see to covering their risks by their own insurance and renounce any right to resort to the Organizer or BeMyApp in that respect.


This document is accessible on the event website 5Gaward.hubraum.com during the full duration of the Competition.

Participation in the Competition implies full acceptance without reservation of the present regulation. 

The T&Cs and any contractual and non-contractual disputes in connection with them shall be governed by, construed and take effect in accordance with German law. Any dispute arising out of or in relation to the Terms and Conditions shall be brought to an amicable settlement.

In case of failure to reach an amicable settlement, the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the German courts to decide and settle any claim, dispute or matters arising out of or in connection with the T&Cs or established by them (whether contractual or non-contractual).

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