3…2…1…gone.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 Network Sustainability Award 2021.
So whether you’re part of a startup, a company, or you’re simply an individual launching your own developed solution focused on network sustainability (which can help to significantly improve telecommunication networks / energy efficiency), submit your application for your chance to win the award, along with some serious cash prizes (the top three winners will take home 50K between them), the opportunity to develop a proof of concept or prototype with Deutsche Telekom and its partners Microsoft, Orange, SK telecom as well as Solar Impulse Foundation.
What we are looking for includes, but is not limited to:
Solutions for renewable energy production & storage
Network management solutions
Solutions need to be on TRL (technology readiness level) 6-7
Electricity as main form of energy. Other options would need to be converted to electricity
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.
Either with Deutsche Telekom or one of our partners Microsoft, Orange, SK telecom or Solar Impulse Foundation (or both), the winners will be supported (if applicable) to work on a proof of concept/implementation of their winning idea. This support includes financing and potential other benefits of the telco world (access to platforms, networks, data, markets etc.)
Our partner, the Solar Impulse Foundation, will offer their stage to the winners (if they receive the Efficient Solution Label)– a slot to pitch your ideas (virtually) in front of VCs focusing their investments on sustainable solutions. Also, we will connect you with other (media) partners and offer a network, which you can eventually leverage to scale your business.
beginning of may
Q3 / Q4 2021
One of our key partners, the Solar Impulse Foundation, will certify the solutions with the Efficient Solution Label (if they meet their criteria) and offer a stage in front of their investor network.