Diana Schnetgöke


Deutsche Telekom and Bielefeld University developing solutions for digital identities

Deutsche Telekom and Bielefeld University have once again proven just how valuable and profitable cooperation can be. This time around it’s all about SESAM (self-sovereign access management), a project that is not only innovative but also very successful. Why? Here’s why!

With the SESAM university cooperation project, Deutsche Telekom is emphasizing its strong focus on cooperation with students. At a kick-off meeting in month, experts from Deutsche Telekom IT GmbH and the T-Labs introduced over 100 IT students to the world of digital identities. 

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The university cooperation project SESAM emphasizes Deutsche Telekom's strong focus on collaboration with students.

SESAM: Digital identities reimagined

SESAM is an exciting project addressing the topic of self-sovereign identity (SSI). It may sound complicated, but it is extremely relevant. SSI allows users to take control of their digital identities.

The SESAM project focuses on simplifying access control to efficiently manage and share offices with other companies. The SSI technology used here makes it possible to share only the features that are required for access in a secure and data-efficient manner.”

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Extensive exchange with the students

A total of 11 teams were tasked with developing IT solutions or an application to manage rooms and display employee login information. During the project, the student teams were in regular contact with the T-Labs and the SWE Full-Stack team at Telekom IT. Regular check-ins and exchanges took place concerning specific customer requests. Updates on the development progress were regularly provided and the on-site colleagues were on hand to provide professional support. This close collaboration not only enabled the students to learn, it also allowed them to actively take part in this practical project.

Job prospects for students and graduates

Deutsche Telekom is always looking for talented IT students who are ready to put their innovative ideas into practice – whether as part of an internship, a working student employment, or as an entry-level job. As part of our university partnership programs, as is the case with SESAM, students are able to establish direct contacts in the business world and to expand their network.

If you have any questions about the cooperation, the T-Labs, Deutsche Telekom IT or information about the University of Bielefeld in the context of the SESAM project, the following experts are available to you: Dr.-Ing Sebastian Meyer zu Borgsen, Dr.-Ing Simon Schulz or Rüdiger Spieler.