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hubraum is inviting cutting edge startups to our Campuses in Berlin and Krakow, supporting you in taking your visions from theory to reality — creating bold concepts and products that engage consumers all over the world.

Being a Resident at hubraum gives you full access to our in-house facilities, digital tools, Deutsche Telekom’s networks and different kinds of technology, as well as giving you the chance to interact with our community both virtually and in person.

Our focus

We are looking for applications in one of the three categories:

Future Connectivity

The next gigabit society is coming, enabled by future connectivity. We are looking for startups working with massive broadband connectivity (5G) or ultra low latency (Edge), campus networks, smart narrowband technology (LTE-M, NB-IoT) or further enhancing their solutions with AI.

Connected Life & Work

Soon, everything around us will be connected, from our homes to our workplaces and beyond. We’re excited to work with startups in the areas of smart home, voicification, entertainment, AR/VR, consumer IoT (tracking and tracing, wearables) and industrial IoT (efficient manufacturing, logistics, smart buildings)

The Next Next

Next stop: transformative new tech with the potential power to disrupt telco! After all, innovations like blockchain, material and neuroscience, human machine interfaces and quantum computing are all areas which have barely been explored. Surprise us with the “next next.”


  • We look for startup teams which are working on cutting-edge technologies and are passionate about growing their ideas and business.
  • Furthermore, we look for teams that want to leverage their efforts by getting in contact with our industry experts and possible business partners from the Deutsche Telekom network.


  • Use hubraum’s unique tech resources on our prototyping campus
  • Get access to Deutsche Telekom’s extensive network of industry experts and partners
  • Deepen your skills and knowledge in inspiring workshops, meetups and other on-campus formats
  • Get personal advice and support from your mentor
  • Become part of hubraum’s startup ecosystem with its thriving campus community
  • Benefit from office space and collaboration with other startups
  • Leverage your business by potentially receiving an investment by hubraum



  • APRIL – may

    Application & Evaluation Process

    Incoming applications will be screened on a rolling basis and will be offered an interview with our team if convincing

  • MAY – JUNE

    Pitching and Selection

    The selected candidates will be invited to pitch their solution on a pitching day. Deutsche Telekom stakeholders, who are looking for promising startups to connect with throughout the program, will be their audience.

    The final residents will be chosen shortly after to move in with us.

  • JULY

    Start of the Program

    The exact roadmap of your residency will be defined individually with your mentor and program management. Furthermore, we will build a use case highlighting your technology to be showcased on our campus during your stay.


    End of Residency

    After being a member of our family for 6 months and enjoying community activities with the other residents, you will graduate from the Residency Program with a graduation day.


Frequently asked questions

How do I apply? 
Just use the application page if the applications for the next cohort are open. 

How long is the residency? 
The duration of the program is 6 months. We can potentially extend your stay.

Can I apply as an individual? 
It depends. While we are mainly looking for teams entering their growth stage, we have also collaborated with some companies of one. Convince us! 

Can I apply as a student team? 
Unfortunately not. 

Who will work with me during my stay? 
During your stay you will have access to most of the hubraum team. You will also work with a mentor assigned to your project, and you will also have the opportunity to be mentored in different skills which are relevant to you and your project. As such, the people you interact with will therefore differ depending on who you are and what your project will be. 

Can I apply from abroad? 
Yes. Interviews can be conducted remotely. 

Can I work from abroad? 
No, you will need to work in the hubraum office in Berlin or Krakow during your residency. 

What will hubraum cover? 
We will cover travel and accommodation for certain designated workshops and events, regular community events. Additionally, we will take care of project related expenditures, such as prototyping material and required electronics. 

Other questions? Contact us.

about hubraum

hubraum is Deutsche Telekom’s tech incubator. By bringing together startups and the leading
European telecommunications company, hubraum fuels innovation transfer in 5G, AI & IOT technology to create
new business opportunities for both sides. hubraum has connected startups and stakeholders via its digital
ecosystem in Berlin, Krakow and Tel Aviv since 2012. hubraum offers mentorship, investment, unique access to
Deutsche Telekom’s networks, clients and technology and great facilities in our Berlin and Krakow locations.

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