Deutsche Telekom Smart Connection Challenge
About the program
Music is unrivaled in its ability to bring people together! In the latest version of the Innovation Challenge, The DO School and Telekom Electronic Beats will bring together 20 talented young people from around the world to create compelling new ways of fostering meaningful connections through music and engagement with lifestyle products. Participants will get the opportunity to create music and lifestyle experiences that address the needs and aspirations of millennials.
What’s the challenge?
Young people all around the world use digital technology to express themselves and exchange ideas on a vast array of topics. Recent advances in this technology offer great potential to do so despite differences in time and location. The Smart Connection Challenge invites participants from around the world to find new ways of using technology to improve the quality of these connections. Through these efforts, the goal is to enrich the existing music & lifestyle program “Telekom Electronic Beats (TEB)” for exponential growth.
Over the four week program, participants will be guided through a process of finding new nodes of connection that resonate with young people. The Smart Connection Challenge will take place one of the world’s music and lifestyle capitals, Berlin. There, participants will develop concrete products, services, or campaigns with other like-minded individuals from around the world, that inspire and connect.
About The DO School
The DO School is a global platform dedicated to innovation, entrepreneurship, and social impact. Active in 27 nations and utilizing its wide network of experts, The DO School empowers individuals and organizations to become purposeful DOers who can quickly turn ideas into real world products and services. Headquartered in Berlin, The DO School also operates offices in New York City, Hamburg and Hong Kong
Who should apply?
18-35 year-olds in fields such as – but not limited to – music, design, social entrepreneurship, technology, activism, journalism, education and/or the arts. Applicants requiring a visa should apply by April 2. The deadline for all other applicants is April 15.
Selected participants will receive a full scholarship covering tuition as well as travel cost to and from Berlin, local accommodation and public transport for the program duration.
As one of the global capitals of music and lifestyle, Berlin is the ideal host city for the program. Participants will be exposed to the German capital’s insatiable appetite for fresh and provocative expressions. The program takes place at The DO School campus, conveniently located at the heart of the city.
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