Pia Habel


Telekom Innovation Laboratories partners up with CODE University of Applied Sciences

  • T-Labs extends its academic network by partnering with CODE
  • Deutsche Telekom will actively drive CODE’s curricula
  • CODE students will contribute to innovation projects

Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs), Deutsche Telekom’s central research and innovation unit, signs up a partnership with CODE University of Applied Sciences (CODE), a Berlin-based private state-accredited university. By doing so, T-Labs extends its academic network and drives further its research projects oriented towards developing Minimum Viable Products (MVPs) highlighting future technology applications.

 Innovative resolution of operational challenges

Cooperating with CODE will provide T-Labs with the opportunity to foster new project ideas through a constant exchange with CODE students.  The students will have the opportunity to contribute to T-Labs innovation projects in the focus areas blockchain, intelligence and experience.

The newly established partnership  will also contribute in the future, to joint projects with other Deutsche Telekom departments in the future. Deutsche Telekom will take active part in driving the curricula of CODE, focusing on experiential and challenge based learning. CODE`s students will get involved in corporate projects. Their fresh input and alternative views will enable faster and innovative resolution of operational challenges.

Sharing the knowledge

“T-Labs and CODE are both driven by curiosity, forward thinking and entrepreneurial spirit. This cooperation, set up at the intersection of research and technology experimentation, is focused on execution. It has the power to shape up positively the way we operate, develop and create technology solutions, with strategic impact. We also think on sharing the knowledge, educating and building the skills necessary for the workforce of the future,” said John Calian, Senior Vice President and Head of T-Labs. 

Thomas Bachem, Founder and Chancellor of CODE mentioned: "The collaboration with T-Labs will give our students the opportunity to work on exciting projects in the focus areas blockchain and intelligence. We are certain that our students will benefit hugely from the close exchange with tech experts at Telekom and their academic network."

About CODE 

CODE is a Berlin-based private state-accredited university of applied sciences offering bachelor degrees in the field of digital product development. CODE’s mission is to educate the digital pioneers of tomorrow. The didactical concept centers around a project-orientated and curiosity-driven learning environment that teaches cutting edge technological competencies as well as communicative and personality skills. CODE is supported by two dozen of Germany’s most renowned internet entrepreneurs and partners with Europe’s leading tech companies. All students can pay their tuition using a subsequent income-adjusted tuition model, that allows CODE to accept the most talented students regardless of their personal financial background.

About Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs)

Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs) is located in Berlin, the heart of modern, digital & innovation in Germany. T-Labs sits amongst top universities, startups, investors, research institutes and corporate innovation hubs. Here, at T-Labs, the passion for innovation and technology drives international experts and scientists to work together on blockchain, intelligence and experience focused new technologies. 

In close cooperation with its academic partners from Germany - Technische Universität Berlin & Berlin University of the Arts and with international academic partners from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Be’er Sheva (Israel), Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest (Hungary) and Technische Universität Wien (Austria), T-Labs shapes the future of digital services.

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