Hrvatski Telekom and the Institute for Youth Development and Innovation are preparing young people for the jobs of the future through a donation program. The aim is to integrate existing and new technology knowledge in designing creative IoT projects, develop creativity, and encourage innovation. We have supported 300 projects with more than HRK 10 million since 2004.. STEM knowledge has been transferred to more than 2,000 students throughout Croatia and mentor trainings were conducted. In 2019, the project included 110 schools, associations, and libraries, three times more than the year before, with the donation of equipment and funds for the creation of IoT projects. Part of the project is the documentary 'Generation of Inspirations' in which girls and boys from diverse backgrounds showed that STEM knowledge gives them equal opportunities for success.
As the regional technology leader, we strongly support the development of an innovative tech community. HT partnered with the sixth edition of Idea Knockout (powered by T) 2019, the most important regional competition of technological ideas. 22 teams with fantastic technological ideas competed in knowledge, originality, and entrepreneurial talent fighting for the main prize, a trip to Las Vegas to the world's largest new technology fair, the famed CES. After taking part at CES, all the teams had global success, gaining many contacts and orders.
Junior Engineer Academy
With the project in cooperation of the education and business sector - Deutsche Telekom Stiftung, the Institute for Youth Development and Innovation, and Hrvatski Telekom, we are focused on developing competencies that will prepare young people for the future. IRIM selected 15 vocational schools, distributed advanced technology equipment, and financial donations, and educated mentors who will transfer the knowledge to students and work with them on transforming creative ideas into solutions using IoT technologies. The second phase is to connect schools with the business sector. The goal is to establish permanent cooperation between the education and business sectors.
The leading IT service provider awarded scholarships to students of the Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing. Combis is committed to providing students with experience in concrete development projects in the field of network technologies and security through its internal NeoStartup.
LET'S PLAY IT SAFE
We want to increase the awareness of young people and their parents about all the benefits and risks of the world of video games. The campaign has been launched by Hrvatski Telekom, the Communications and Media Culture Association, and Hrabri telefon. The first digital guide has been released with an overview of the positive aspects and risks of playing video games with concrete tips for parents. While some argue that video games are good because they develop reflexes, provide interactive entertainment and a chance to relax, others are afraid of addiction and excessive stimulation. The truth is, of course, somewhere in between. Luka, Filip, Jošua and their mother told it from their perspective in the first domestic documentary about playing video games ‘Children of Virtual Reality’.
'Let's CHALLENGE – NB-IoT saves Croatian Trees’
We are proud of our high school students and their technological solution for saving Croatian forests. GVG Firefighters, a three-member team of high school students from Velika Gorica, with Patrik Vuković, Dorian Farkaš, and Antun Drobnjak, won second place at the international challenge 'Let's CHALLENGE - NB-IoT saves Croatian Trees'. HT launched the challenge in 2018 to encourage the development of innovative solutions based on the Internet of Things technology, which will help in early fire detection and prevention. Teams from five countries took part in the challenge, and the two best solutions are from Croatia and Poland.
HT BRINGS HIGH-SPEED INTERNET TO ALL PARTS OF CROATIA
Thanks to the innovative hybrid technology, Hrvatski Telekom has provided access to high speeds of up to 30 megabits per second in rural and less populated areas of Croatia as well. Through a combination of fixed and mobile technologies, optical infrastructure and an optically based access, we will provide residents of urban and rural areas with more opportunities for flexible working, entertainment, fast information retrieval, and communication.
Women STEM Awards 2019
Croatia joined DT's international project six years ago at the initiative of Hrvatski Telekom. The goal was to encourage young women to pursue careers in STEM areas and take on leadership positions. In an international competition, the best graduate or master's thesis and dissertation in the STEM field is selected from the papers of final year students from all over the world. Internet of things, artificial intelligence, cyber security, networks of the future, and cloud are strategic topics for 2019.
Our volunteers help many fellow citizens to make the best use of technology and improve their lives. Activities include educating teens about online safety, reminding them to respect the older generations, care about the environment, and enrich life in a variety of ways. Volunteering helps our employees by broadening their horizons, strengthening their social skills, and strengthening team spirit through helping others.