hours of work
Mariya Gabriel’s (EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth) speech
Erik Slooten’s (Managing Director of Deutsche Telekom IT Solutions) speech
Opening ceremony - Technical details and agenda
It’s an international idea competition for
students who are willing to make the world a better place using their creative intelligence, innovative
ideas, and novel solutions. The event will take place online between November 13-15. You will brainstorm
ideas and create a concept with your existing team, solo, or form a new team with others. Seasoned experts
will be there to guide and mentor you along the way, if you need it.
We aim to provide solutions to the burning
issues of a rapidly changing, post-pandemic world with your help, focusing on four distinct areas of life.
Expand the categories for examples.
Methods of teaching remotely
Avoiding the confusing landscape of multiple learning tools
Ethical education on how to keep the rules at home?
Online medical advice
Keeping safe in hospitals
Aiding the collective mental recovery of mankind
Volunteering: helping your neighbors and local community
Rebuilding a transformed social life
Entertainment in the online age: concerts, festivals, sport events, etc.
New ways to reuse unused offices
Solutions to support the gig economy
Changing the 5-day work paradigm
Supporting small enterprises and farmers
10:00 - Opening ceremony
10:30 - 20:00 - Mentoring sessions
23:59 - First draft submission deadline
10:30 - 18:00 - Mentoring sessions
20:00 - Second draft submission deadline
10:00 - Submission deadline
15:00 - Live pitch
17:00 - Closing ceremony
Each Category Winner will receive a prize of
The Event Winner will receive an additional
€ 2,500 for a total of € 5,000*.
Furthermore, Deutsche Telekom IT Solutions will
assist the Event Winner in realizing their idea!
* Prize subject to
laws in certain countries.
Education, research and innovation – the three vertices of the knowledge triangle – are key to how we learn, how we work and how we protect our future.
We believe innovation is an exceedingly important factor of shaping our future. Beyond fueling sustainable competitive advantage of businesses it also plays a pivotal role in addressing the current and future challenges of our society, healthcare and education systems.
Our aim now is to rally talented students of Europe and give them the opportunity to introduce, promote and realize their ideas while they become part of the international innovation network of Deutsche Telekom IT Solutions.
In this great endeavor we partner with European Commission’s initiatives such as the European Innovation Area, we join forces with our business partners, we call to action research organizations and we count on the support of our partnering universities. Join us and shape Europe’s future with us!
Mariya Gabriel is the European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education, Youth and Sport. She is the ambassador of futuRE:build Ideathon, who will be opening this year’s event.
Her main priorities are excellence in research, innovation and education. She was elected Member of the European Parliament (MEP) in 2009, 2014 and 2019 and is a board member of the United Nations youth programme Generation Unlimited (GenU).
To submit your project create a 2-minute video
pitch, upload it to YouTube and link it on the submission form, along with some written information on
your solution. The video may contain a speech, a live app demo (if you have one), some cool animation,
etc...whichever fits best.
The jury will evaluate your project based on
the 2-minute video pitch. Four Category Winners will be announced, who will be doing a 5-minute
live pitch in the final round.
Of course, you will keep all rights to your
Please contact us at the email address below
for any assistance or join our Slack workspace and
we will help you out.
The event is held 100% online. We use an open
Slack workspace as the main platform for
and Junction App for the
Just simply register via the Junction site and choose No when asked if you’re applying as a team.
A team size can be between 2 to 5 people. You can have up to 5 or only 1 team member as you wish, it’s up to you. If you’re looking for brand new team members, head to Slack.
The event is held 100% online.
Through the DT-ITS website link that forwards
you to a 3rd party registration tool.
As a team lead:
I'm a sales driven business development expert with substantial leadership and management experience. With about 20 years in international business development, my main focus is on helping startups and SMEs to grow and get funded. Geographies I've been active on: EU, USA, Sub Saharan Africa, Middle East, China.
I am a transformation, technology and innovation executive and strategist. If you have great ideas or even already a solution, I can help verify the commercial or transformative viability of the idea as well as build a strategy to execute and go to market.
My ultimate mission is to participate in the creation of a better integrated and globally interconnected startup ecosystem. To learn more about me, check: www.xo.company
"I am a pragmatic idealist, who believes in empowerment, knowledge transfer and has the experience how young,
innovative leaders can catalyze changes in society, as the board member of Startup Hungary. Furthermore, I am the CEO at Bridge Budapest and a General Partner at Oktogon Ventures."
I have spent the past 10 years in startups either as a founder or a technology leader. Currently, I am leading the Data team at Prezi.
I like putting together and optimizing systems, and learning and discovering new connections. I’ve done this as well as a developer (e.g. for the world’s 30th busiest website or the largest live stream service) and have been doing so for some time as a leader. Continuous improvement is important to me, and to create an environment where everyone has room to grow and fulfill their potential. I like when the collaboration reaches a level where the whole is much more than the parts together. And to have a culture where only the idea matters, not the person who has that idea. I used to be the VPoE at Ustream and now I lead the development in the same role at Bitrise. I am working to make both our development team and the whole company a real learning organization.
In the past 20 years I have been working in leadership roles of various international corporations but during my career I also had the chance to experience the startup world. I learned the sobering realities of the market and I understood the power of well-written business cases and positive ROI plans. Today I work as innovation lead at DT-ITS, my area of interest is idea incubation. I seek the opportunities to work with creative minds, young talents and innovation champions who build the products and services of tomorrow.
Eszter Ozsvald is the founder and CTO of Notch, a motion-tech company based in New York and Budapest. Notch serves as a platform for developers, researchers and entrepreneurs to understand and analyze human motion, and build products and apps on top of the 3D motion sensing technology. Their latest initiative, YogaNotch, helps yoga practitioners to move better with real-time and personalized feedback, it gives them an innovative tool to analyze and improve their yoga technique.
Seasoned product leader with experience delivering customer value across retail and productivity sectors and enjoys collaborating with badass problem solvers.
I am a senior tech & innovation executive, consultant and author (BetweenBrains), specialized in AI strategy, governance, policy, ethics, and impact. I live in California and work with governments, corporations, think tanks, startups and the social sector globally. I am an advocate for Public Interest Technology.
Agile, performance-driven ICT executive with proven track record of leading sales teams in complex multinational environments. Can help individuals to create their professional identity, develop essential competence in their role and build the “political” skills to successfully negotiate the world of work.
An digital innovation enthusiast with 20 years of experience in trying to make our world to be a better place by simply listening to the customer, and trying to help accomplishing his/her needs.
I haven’t been having the best and most original ideas, so I rather help people with great ideas to succeed. Finding the best perspective of their concept (positioning / value proposition), finding their most dedicated group of people (target group), and nurturing the relationship with them (communication strategy). In my carreer I’ve been doing strategic planning, branding and service design in communication agencies, working with big multinational brands, small companies and startups too.
As a practising medical doctor and a student in data science, I enjoy getting intertwined with innovation and digital healthcare. Regular hackathonist, both as team member and as mentor.
At LogMeIn, I worked for 7 years to get the most talented professionals into the team of an internationally successful start-up company. In 2014, I spent 7 months in the United States on a research fellowship, where I gained insight into the lives of several foreign organizations and businesses that inspired me greatly. I passionately believe in the future, in the world of technology, in children, and I work to learn to make the most of themselves. I am the founder and CEO of Skool. In addition, I am working on the development of a new experimental class and school, a software development technical school, at the Budapest School.
Areas: design thinking, kids, programming, education, non-profit. Community development, communication, Education, Business model, go-to-market, scaling, Sales strategy, CS
Practicing medical oncologist, head of the oncology department at St Laszlo Hospital. Founder and Honorary President of the scientific association "Hungarian Society of Clinical Oncology" and mentor of patient advocacy group "Gyógyulj Velünk" and founder of patient educational jounal Rakgyogyitas". Frequent member of scientific committes of international and national scientific congresses and invited speaker/chairman on congresses in USA, Japan and EU. Strongly believe in the value of innovation in healthcare and open for new ideas.
#positivedeviant #corporateguerrilla #rebelschoolbuilder #associateprofessor I’m passionate one with 10 000+ hours experience in Learning and Development (higher education, training, business coaching, mentoring) and 10 years of project experience (human, organizational and social innovation) in domestic and international environment. Furthermore, I’m the Head of HR (BSc) Program @Budapest Metropolitan University.
I can help others in communication and growth mindset.
Executive with significant experience in building and running IT service provider organisations, fostering innovation projects. Strong background xp in various fields around IT: development, operations, business continuity, IT security, program and project management, strategy development and execution
I have been a university researcher during my whole career dealing with various issues related to science, technology and innovation policy. Currently I am member of the Centre of Excellence for Cybereconomy (BBS) where we are doing scientific research on the socio-economic impacts of the 4th industrial revolution.
Originally I graduated as an economist, worked 5 years in Trade & Catering, 7 years in online & print media and over 10 years in IT. I am a big fan of alternative energies and the electric revolution which might give us and our next generations the chance to live in a healthier world
I am an eCommerce obsessed digital native, digital innovator, influential leader and mentor for digital marketing!
Currently, I am teaching at the Faculty of Finance and Accountancy, Budapest Business School. My main teaching profile is about service management and cross-cultural management. I am visiting lecturer in Babes-Bolyai University (Cluj-Napoca, Romania) and Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Medellin, Colombia). I like coffee :) and I also have contacts with the coffee business.
"Experienced manager, former IT architect, public cloud enthusiastic. Specialties: cloud computing, business development, service delivery, strategy, community building, cultural transformation. Founder and organizer of the Hungarian communities of Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services."
Supply Chain Executive and Leadership Coach at GE with 17-year experience leading large organizations and developing talents globally. Currently leading Inclusion & Diversity for GE Gas Power. Passionate about Leadership and Communications skills, aiming to change the fundamentals of leadership through authenticity, service, purpose, and sustainability.
I lead people that need leading, mentor ones that need mentoring and help those who dream realize their dreams. I'm also an IT service manager with nearly 15 years experience in the delivery of application support, cloud, networking, service desk and service management services.
I lead the Growth Portfolio in DT ITS, which consists of those areas where we expect market growth like cloud, IoT, Tsec or automation. I’m passionate about making business impact, having the right agile mindset and using digitalization to improve overall wealth in the world.
I have management experience in telecommunications, logistics, HR and now in IT. I have had small, medium and large teams, while presently, I am individual contributor, always striving to make positive contribution. My greatest interest is supporting people to develop their potentials.
I am an Expert Quality and Process Manager and a Team Manager for a Cross Functional team within DT IT Solutins.
I work as a consultant ear-nose-throat (ENT) specialist doctor in Budapest, Hungary. I write a professsional ENT blog for 11 years with nearly 1.000 blogposts, used twitter for microblogging, and newly created an ENT podcast. I am the chair of the Association for the Trusthworthy Online Health Communication.
In the past 10+ years I have managed several successful digital health projects in Hungary. I am specialized in patient education, communication with Healthcare Professionals, and digital health content. I am not a HCP, but I have a wide view on this field and may help you create focus points, finalize or sharpen your concept..
I'm an experienced customer service and sales leader excited about customer experience and service excellence.
"Pharmacist, scientific writer, researcher (phytochemistry and -pharmacology), pharmaceutical R&D. Publisher (popular science books)."
"I started my career with academic research in sociology. My dissertation focused on education and labor market issues. Most recently I worked as a senior analyst for a market- and public research company, mainly dealing with projects on youth consumption, public- and financial services."
Working in IT sector since 1996. Gathered lots of experiences in manufacturing, education, health and IoT sectors. Currently working as an operations architect, and managing a team which focuses on IoT platform development, automation and operations.
"Normal is boring, challenging the status quo for a better is fun! Recently I'm driving bottom up innovation and culture change in a very strict environment. You need disruptive thinking, unconventional solutions, risks analyzis of ""cleaver"" solutions. I'm there for You!"
I am a background developer, experienced in technologies like PHP, JAVA, Spring Boot, SQL, Node.js, Cloujure, Python, and also interested in some frontend technologies like Angular
I'm a lifelong learner, currently working on my 4th degree. I'm interested in topics like personal development, self-coaching and lean thinking. In 2021 I'll celebrate my 4th year as a Provisioner at Deutsche Telekom IT Solutions.
Project Manager for 20+ years, Team Leader for 5+ years, former game developer, AI fan, Scrum Monster, SAFe Agilist and stupid like hell...
I have more than 10 years experience in the filed of Intellectual Property Rights and legal issues and contracts related to innovation, innovative projects. I managed several innovative projects from idea to market entry.
I am a senior lecturer at the University of Pécs. My intention is to add human values to the industry and to AI. You need soft skills as logical thinking, empathy, observation and communication to work and function as a team. Let me deliver these for your success!"
I am a neuroscientist researcher trained also in business administration (MBA from Warwick Business School, PhD student in economics). I taught Entrepreneurship for pharmaceutical master students at Univ Birmingham. I had an arts business in the UK for 3 years. I am currently the chair of the Innovation Board at Univ Pecs.
Konrad has been gaining experience as an innovator an investor via his roles as a consultant in a Lisbon based firm, and the tech incubator and CVC of Deutsche Telekom. Passionate about venture capital, tech and innovation. He holds a degree in corporate finance and innovation management. Currently he is pursuing a PhD degree by exploring the topic of human-AI collaboration o Kozminski University. Privately he has a great passion for scuba diving and his beloved border collie.
Currently CEO of Presales.hu & Start House for Startups and Co-Director at Startup Grind Budapest. Worked closely with several investors as a startup scout and mentored their portfolio.