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  • 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report

Research and development

As a telecommunications business, we naturally support ongoing research. The escalating number of inquiries about our research efforts proves we are right to do so.

Deutsche Telekom promotes research in a number of ways. Since 2015, for instance, we have supported dementia research through the Sea Hero Quest project, in which a smartphone game records spatial navigation data to support scientists in the battle against dementia. We also collaborate with a large number of universities. In 2019, for example, we established a professorship for software engineering (with a focus on blockchain) at the CODE University of Applied Sciences in Berlin. 

Furthermore, we invest in various fields of research such as the Internet of Things img. We invested a total of 45.5 million euros in research and development throughout the Group in 2019. 

In addition, we support innovative business ideas at “hubraum”, our start-up incubator. Find out more about their current projects here.