YOUR STAGE OF OPPORTUNITIES.

T Challenge 2022

WEB3 IN TELECOMMUNICATION
CREATING A HUMAN CENTERED INTERNET

The T Challenge is our stage to award promising innovators with a broad network full of opportunities. This year’s focus lies on the task of utilizing decentralized technologies for telecommunication. We are looking for developers, researchers, and creatives to present their vision of a human centered internet.
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About the

T Challenge

Ideas have the power to change the world forever. Thoughts that are born inside genius minds can be truly mind-blowing and deserve all the attention in the world. But here’s the twist: if these ideas are not shared, they lose all their power.

That’s why we want to make sure great ideas are seen and heard. We set the stage for the greatest talent, brightest minds, and most creative visions, and transform them into real game-changers – by working on them, re-thinking them, and further developing them with a network of experts in the middle of the spotlight.

The T Challenge is our stage to award innovators with the most precious thing we have to offer: an infinite network of opportunities. Because that’s what great ideas deserve.

Are you ready? Then step up to the global stage to present your vision, amplify your positive impact, celebrate your passion for tech and benefit from long-term business opportunities.

Set your stage for

GLOBAL RECOGNITION.

Amplify your

POSITIVE IMPACT.

Grow your vision with

LONG-TERM BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES.

Celebrate your

PASSION FOR TECH.

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This years focus

WEB 3 IN TELE­COMMUNICATIONS

HOW CAN WE UTILIZE DECENTRALIZED TECHNOLOGIES FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS?

This year’s focus lies on utilizing decentralized technologies for telecommunication. We are looking for innovative and creative approaches for the segments “customer engagement and loyalty”, “wallet and ID management”, “network and security”, “media, entertainment, and experiential” as well as “sustainability”.
This is a call for start-ups, SMBs, Universities, R&D Institutes, creative agencies, and designers – share your vision and let us connect to create opportunities on the big stage together. All for the idea of creating truly human centered technology.

Challenge Categories

  • How can we improve our customer relationships with Web3 models?
  • How can we use Web3 business models to develop our products and services better, and collaboratively with our customers? 
  • How can Web3 automated oracles contribute to the (service) comfort of our customers? (Oracles = “sensors” in the real world that objectively retrieve data for Web3 and store it on the blockchain for further action – for example temperatures, stock prices, tickets sold, etc.)
  • How can customers be incentivized to help with our network roll-out?
  • How do we win new customers using Web3 based loyalty and engagement models?
  • How do we implement the once-only principle for private consumers and companies?
  • How does Web3 improve Customer Engagement and Loyalty solutions?
  • Is there a way to provide a common cross product engagement and loyalty experience with Web3?
  • How can Web3 increase both loyalty and loyalty over time?
  • How can Web3 technologies help make our customer interaction and authentication more secure and seamless (Avoid PINs and passwords, KYC – Tokenized ID/ID Management)? What are the most convenient ways?
  • What are new ways to approve transactions without revealing anything about the user? 
  • How can we simplify the customer interaction in retail and online via Web3?
  • How can we enable crypto at the point of sale (retail)?
  • How can we create human centered solutions that appreciate the user and not vice versa?
  • Describe the process to capture the information from a lost wallet?
  • What kind of information based upon decentralized identity might be stored in the wallet and be useful to a customer or consumer?
  • How would one maintain accurate and up to date information that is stored in the wallet
  • What consumer processes can we automate with this technology?
  • How can we extend coverage and improve network capacity through Web3?
  • Are there new methods of social and business interactions that the customer can control and the network can enable?
  • Which telco assets could help Web3 mass-market adoption (Data for oracles, KYC-APIs)?
  • How can we leverage Web3 marketplaces for core telco assets (slicing, spectrum, roaming/access, APIs, SD WAN, VPN …)?
  • Network on networks: How do we orchestrate multiple bearers from different networks on public blockchains?
  • How can telcos help as an enabler for decentralized apps?
  • How do we leverage the decentralized nature of Web3 to turbo charge human-machine interaction?
  • How can we create a participatory infrastructure that excels in crowdsourcing skills and technologies?
  • How can we improve the experience for our customers before, at, and after events (concerts, sports) through Web3?
  • How can we reimagine the entertainment experience for our customers at home? 
  • How can we help creators reimagine their relationship with fans?
  • Can you provide a new or novel Web3 based experience that hasn‘t already been explored?
  • How can a brand create a consistent Web3 experience (like AR in various environments)?
  • What entertainment, media, or experience can be provided that will appeal to many people to help increase the customer base?
  • How can we better track, prevent or offset carbon emissions of our operations through blockchain technologies?
  • How can we partner with our customers to reduce carbon emissions?
  • Can we join forces with our customers to reduce our ecological footprint?
  • How can NFT/blockchain technology incentivize our customers to recycle old phones, routers, etc.?
  • What data related to sustainablity needs to be captured and validated?
  • What existing Web3 sustainability initiatives should be leveraged or improved?
  • How do we improve the sustainability of Web3?
  • How do we use Web3 to improve sustainability efforts?

Any questions? Check our FAQ for answers.

Prize Pool

€ 600,000

In order to let your ideas leave a positive impact on the world, we are looking for long-term cooperations and business opportunities. On top, we award special contributions with attractive prize money.

What’s in it for me? Information on benefits and prize money.

TOP AWARDS

BEST RESEARCH/CONCEPT

€ 100,000

BEST INNOVATION

€ 100,000

BEST SOLUTION

€ 100,000

SPECIAL AWARDS

MOST ENGAGING PRESENTATION

€ 50,000

MOST SUSTAINABLE SOLUTION

€ 50,000

MOST CUSTOMER CENTRIC SOLUTION

€ 50,000

Travel costs for the award ceremony are included up to € 150,000.

Target Group

Who are we looking for?

We call out to ambitious developers, creatives, and researchers from all over the world to show us innovative ways to integrate Web3 solutions into telecommunication.
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Developers
Web3 experts, startups
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Researchers
Academia, R&D Institutes, Industry
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Creatives
Agencies, Designers

Timeline

Submission
November 2, 2022 –
January 20, 2023


Make us curious about your idea and describe what you will achieve in the development phase.
Idea Review
January 23, 2023 –
February 3, 2023


A qualification team will look for best proposals and select TOP submissions for each award category for the development phase.
Development
February 6, 2023 –
May 7, 2023


Selected TOP teams can now start to work on the proposed technical solution or research paper.
Preparation
May 8, 2023 –
May 22, 2023


We help you to get prepared for the Pitch & Award ceremony. The pitch deck submission deadline is May 12, 2023
Pitch & Award
May 23 – 24, 2023


TOP teams are invited to pitch their solution in front of the Jury at Telekom HQ, Bonn.

Timeline

Submission
November 2, 2022 – January 20, 2023
Make us curious about your idea and describe what you will achieve in the development phase.
IDEA REVIEW
January 23, 2023 – February 3, 2023
A qualification team will look for best proposals and select TOP submissions for each award category for the development phase.
DEVELOPMENT
February 6, 2023 – May 7, 2023
Selected TOP teams can now start to work on the proposed technical solution or research paper.
Preparation
May 8, 2023 – May 22, 2023
We help you to get prepared for the Pitch & Award ceremony. The pitch deck submission deadline is May 12, 2023
PITCH & AWARD
May 23 – 24, 2023
TOP teams are invited to pitch their solution in front of the Jury at Telekom HQ, Bonn.

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