With the IT Accelerator we are looking for solutions that will take our technology

and customer service to the next level!

Why are we initiating this challenge?

Openness is the key to successful innovations. We therefore want to accelerate the digitization of our business processes in the IT area together with innovative start-ups. For this we need your innovative solution that fits our challenges!

Your benefit

In the start-up challenge “IT Accelerator” you will have the opportunity to carry out a proof of concept together with Vodafone Germany, to validate your technology in a new environment and to win Vodafone as a long-term partner.


Your market-ready solution should match one of our IT challenges. You should also show existing reference customers.

The application period has ended.


Social Media Service Assurance Management

How can we visualize all recorded fault reports via social networks & forum and our monitoring systems aggregated in a monitoring tool and correlate them with our existing alarms / existing tickets and hotline behavior?

Predictive Maintenance

How can we use machine learning to predict disruptions in the network and identify their causes in advance?

Natural Language Processing

How can we use NLP to automatically evaluate and further process supplier emails with unstructured data?

Product as a Service

How do we manage to offer our existing customers a digital (self-) service that shows them potential savings if they would purchase additional services from VF instead of from competitors?

Fraud Prevention

How can we use big data / AI approaches to ensure that there are no gaps in the control of our tariff logic?

Return Path Impairment

How do we manage to identify and eliminate frequency overlaps on the return path of the cable network caused by defective components using AI approaches?


5. May 2021

Deadline Applications

May 2021

Initial talks after selection

May 2021

Matching Intrapreneure x Start-ups

1. July 2021

Semi-Final – Presenting PoC

1. October 2021

Final – Presentation of PoC Results