Deutsche Telekom Stiftung was established in 2003 to strengthen Germany's position as an education, research and technology leader. It is one of the country's main corporate foundations with an endowment of EUR 150 million. Deutsche Telekom Stiftung's mission is to improve digital teaching and learning as well as science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. It focuses on four core areas: Education Drivers, Education Opportunities, Education Innovations and Education Dialog.
In Education Drivers, the foundation supports people who inspire others to study STEM subjects and maximize the benefits of digital teaching and learning. Education Opportunities, involves projects to prepare children and teenagers to succeed in STEM fields and participate fully in our connected world. In Education Innovations, the foundation invests in researchers and teachers who specialize in STEM subjects and digital teaching. Finally, Education Dialog comprises all the projects in which the foundation works with policymakers and civil society to improve education.
To make the foundation’s projects as effective as possible, acknowledged experts in the fields of practical education and academic research are involved right from the word go. They then advise and accompany us in the conceptualization and realization of the individual projects.