Telekom Innovation Laboratories
Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs) are the central research and development unit of the company. Organizationally, T-Labs belongs to the purvey area of responsibility of the Chief Product & Innovation Officer.
Their mandate is to work closely with operative units at Deutsche Telekom, offering new ideas and support in the development and implementation of innovative products, services and infrastructures for Telekom's growth areas.
With locations in Berlin, Darmstadt and Bonn (Germany), Beer Sheva and Tel Aviv (Israel) and Mountain View (U.S.), T-Labs concentrates on medium-term themes and on technologies for setting Telekom apart from its competition and founding new businesses. Some 360 experts and scientists from a wide variety of disciplines, as well as young entrepreneurs, from more than 25 nations all work together at T-Labs.
T-Labs combine the best of three worlds to a longterm success factor for the company:
1. In the Innovation Development area experts work impact-oriented and with the current and future business areas of Deutsche Telekom in view.
2. In the cooperation with TU Berlin and the University of the Arts Berlin, Telekom has established six chairs:
3. In addition to these activities, T-Labs maintain a network of Start-ups in Germany, the Silicon Valley and in Israel and have successfully spun-off a number of venture capital-funded companies such as Zimory, wahwah.fm or QiSec.
T-Labs' results are the foundation for numerous current and planned products and services of Deutschen Telekom.