Just before the end of the year, we want to summarize what we achieved in 2017. It was a year full of initiatives and hard work, but it was all worth it! Check out hubraum summary of 2017.

1. Say “NB-IoT”

We started the year with a bang – meaning the NB-IoT Prototyping Hub and its Summit. Together with Deutsche Telekom, hubraum, innovative startups and grownups we have developed and tested prototypes in Bonn, Berlin and Krakow and hence contributed to an early stage market stimulation.

2.  MWC, my friend

In February we took part in Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to announce the kick-off of WARP Future Communication program driven together with Nokia. We also presented 4 NB-IoT solutions on the booth.

3. WARP Future Communication is here

The program was organized jointly by Nokia and hubraum to develop communication services for our customers all around Europe. After two WARP FC Sprints (Krakow and Budapest) we selected 6 startups which were chosen to do a pilot: Maggie, Key Pod, Oulumo, Komed Health, Cloudstreet and Covve.


4. May the IoT be with you

Last year we created the hubraum IoT Academy – a cycle of one-day events organized in CEE countries to build a strong community of startups, professionals, developers, innovation drivers, experts and those who want to learn more about the IoT and connectivity. During seven meetups in six countries including Krakow, Bucharest, Bratislava, Zagreb, Warsaw and Athens we had more than 50 speakers, 15 workshops and over 1000 participants.

5. Be smart, be empowered

WARP Empower Spaces were driven jointly with Innogy to develop new business opportunities in the area of smart living & working spaces, smart city, internet of homes, households in a shared economy, smart energy usage, electrical intelligence in a modular setup and ENERNET. During workshops and one-to-one meetings we selected SEPIN (the startup focused on real-time data about power consumption) who we supported in entering the market.

6. Happy birthday to us!

In May 2017 we officially turned 5! hubraum was founded in Berlin in May 2012. We are one of the oldest so-called incubators in Germany and Europe.

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Our Team – always motivated, always helpful. Approach us, if you see that shirt!

7. Here comes 5G

During ImpactCEE conference in Krakow, Timotheus Höttges (CEO of Deutsche Telekom) announced that Poland and Germany will be the first countries where the 5G network will be launched. Besides that Tim pinpointed hubraum as a major player in innovation transfer from startups in 5G technology.

8. The new version of NB-IoT

WARP NB-IoT was a new edition of the NB-IoT Prototyping Hub. The aim was to accelerate European IoT startups and growing companies with products or working prototypes across smart cities, smart tracking, smart industries, and others. 9 out of 12 companies invited to the WARP NB-IoT Prototyping Days found interest of business partners inside DT – BS2, Digitanimal, Efento, ioT. Water, Istmos, Meazon, Sensolus, Smart Sense and ToolSense.

9. 5G is closer than you think

In October we launched a Low Latency Prototyping program dedicated to companies and solutions which are able to implement 5G technology thanks to Edge Computing. We were looking for solutions of computer vision, image recognition, teleoperation, telepresence, cross robot-, object interactions, AR and VR. In 3 batches we found 17 teams ready to cooperate within DT on further implementation.

picture of woman with vr glasses
Always a hands on experience at our campus

10. Three telcos GO Ignite

As a unit of Deutsche Telekom, we take part in the business development program GO Ignite together with Orange, Telefonica, and Singtel. The initiative gives startups the opportunity to commercialise their innovations faster and scale their business outside their home markets. This year we announced five winners in the area of Artificial Intelligence such as customer care, connected home and security on the Internet of Things during Startup Night in Berlin.

11. Connecting all innovations inside DT

In November we took part in InnoDay17 – the biggest internal telecom event in Bonn. Our executives Jakub Probola and Axel Menneking presented hubraum on the main stage. Our startups held their pitches directly afterwards. Everyone who was interested in more information about the pitched products, was able to reach out to our startups and team members at the booths.

12. Let’s disrupt

We couldn’t miss TechCrunch Disrupt – one of the biggest tech conferences in Europe. Six of our exciting start-ups showed their solutions to a large crowd in Berlin.

A lot of work, a lot of learning but also a lot of satisfying results accompanied us this year. After a short christmas break we will be back with new energy to support innovational thinkers and companies who will make our future tangible. Join us at our next meetup and get in touch with us!

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