Deutsche Telekom organized its yearly Telekom Innovation Contest to find and support new talents and technologies which could then be connected to Deutsche Telekom’s business division and its subsidiaries, writes.

2016 is the first year when the event chain’s final event, the Telekom Innovation Expo, is going to be public. After Berlin and Krakow, Budapest will host the event on 23 May as part of the SMART 2016 conference.

Organizers of the Telekom Innovation Contest welcomed applicants from all over the world, including Hungary, in the categories of Smart Data Analytics, Future Communication, Industry, and IoT. Applicants had to display at least one working prototype during the exhibition.

Hungary’s biggest startup conference, the SMART 2016 conference will be held simultaneously with the Telekom Innovation Contest, so visitors can choose from a variety of programmes. The Contest’s top 10 participants will introduce their products, including the Hungarian PersonalVideo and Slamby.

PersonalVideo makes unique, interactive videos using any database, and Slamby provides a big data management platform for companies with automated categorization and language-independency.

One of the main goals of Telekom’s contest is to find startups that could define the present and the future of info communication industry, and might become Telekom’s potential partners, Mátyás Dobó, director of Magyar Telekom Product House, said. Supporting innovative technologies is an important aspect of Telekom’s business policy, and among the many unique and great applications, two Hungarians managed to get into the top 10 in 2016.

The event will be opened by Christopher Mattheisen, CEO of Magyar Telekom, and besides the top 10 contestants, others will be present as well, such as Ádám Somlai-Fischer, co-founder of Prezi, and Patrick Cowden, founder of Beyond Leadership, who gave leadership advice to many international companies before (e.g. DELL, HP, HITACHI, and Coca-Cola). Representatives of Deutsche Telekom’s business division and directors of national companies will also participate in the event.

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