Digitalization offers significant growth opportunities for society. We believe people should feel good about the way digital can play a part in their lives.
We want to build a society in which people
enjoy to live and work together, embracing the
possibilities of the digital world at the fullest.
For a better quality of life.
Digital innovation is of crucial importance to the prosperity of our region. It ensures a rising quality of life, sustainable growth, and new jobs. Telenet actively contributes to digital innovation by investing in its network and in high-quality products and services.
Telenet takes a collaborative approach to innovation by building structural partnerships with industry players, academic institutions and start-ups to test new products, services and applications.
In 2019, Telenet invested €587 million in the upgrade and modernization of the fixed and mobile network and the development of innovative products and customer services.
Telenet spurs entrepreneurship and innovation, with a key focus on 5G and the Internet of Things.
To succeed in the knowledge economy, creativity and entrepreneurship should be encouraged. By doing so, we create economic added value and sustainable growth in a competitive global market. The growing start-up community has already proven that it pays to bet on innovation and creativity – with a good dose of courage and entrepreneurship.
Digital innovation is an engine to create a richer quality of life, sustainable economic growth, and increased education and employment opportunities. In April 2020, Deloitte released a socio economic impact study of Telenet for the period 2014-2019.
Through the Telenet Kickstart program we are boosting the Belgian start-up landscape by investing in promising entrepreneurs, start-ups, and scale-ups. We build sustainable partnerships and cooperation models in all regions of Belgium to support start-ups along their lifecycle:
Through the Digital Acceleration program, the Telenet Business department speeds up the adoption of digital technologies by small entrepreneurs, helping them to grow their business and to strengthen their competitive position in the digital economy. Learn more about the Digital Acceleration.
Telenet Kickstart boosts the Belgian start-up community. Through structural partnerships with leading incubators and accelerators, we provide mentoring and coaching to early-stage (digital) entrepreneurs, teaching them how to turn their innovative idea into a scalable and market-ready solution. In addition, we accelerate the sustainable growth of promising digital entrepreneurs and scale-ups.
In today’s knowledge economy, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), creativity and entrepreneurship are imperative. To thrive in the digital economy, children, youngsters and adults need to acquire these 21st century skills. We are therefore investing in lifelong learning initiatives that strengthen the STEM competencies and entrepreneurial skills for all, in particular children and youngsters out of underserved communities.
We support CoderDojo Belgium, a non-profit organization that teaches boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 18 in a group setting to code, build websites, and develop apps and games. CoderDojo Belgium is active in all regions of Belgium and reaches up to 25,500 children per year.
Youth unemployment is a key issue in the digital economy and remains hard to tackle. Low education levels increase the risk of long-term unemployment. The potential to train and activate Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) youngsters and to guide them to jobs, particularly in the digital space, is tremendous. Telenet has therefore partnered with YouthStart, an international organization active in all Belgian regions, to unlock the potential of unemployed youngsters by strengthening their entrepreneurial skills.
A career as a web developer is not just reserved for highly educated and trained digital natives. That is why anyone with an interest in digital and a healthy dose of motivation is welcome at BeCode.
This 7 months hands-on labor-market oriented training program turns youngsters and young adults out of underserved communities into professional web developers. BeCode is currently active in all regions of Belgium, with the ambition to train up to 500 students per year.
Coding for girls! CoderDojo4Divas is a day full of fun, discovering, using, and thinking digital. Only for girls up to 18 years of age. In a pleasant and inspiring environment, they familiarise themselves with programming languages, electronics, robots, and fun gadgets.
Not everybody is a digital native and knows how to fill out a tax statement online or transfer money securely using an e-banking application. The digital literacy gap mostly affects elderly people, women, and socially underserved people. Telenet wants to unlock the potential of digital for all.
Digital technologies enable people to be connected anytime, anyplace, and on any device. Telenet, however, remains conscious about the downsides of this ‘always on’ lifestyle. It is our responsibility to help people find the right balance: technology should not harm personal interactions, nor present a serious risk to people’s life or health.
This initiative educates consumers about the endless possibilities of a digital lifestyle through workshops given in Telenet shops and expert talks on the website. It also promotes a healthy digital balance, online child safety and data security. Finally, #TelenetGo raises public awareness on important digital risks like cyberbullying and sexting. Find out more: Telenetgo.be.
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