Frequent Asked Questions

How many resources do we need to invest in order to participate in TELANTO's Action Learning?

Since TELANTO offers digital action learning the participation and supervision of 1x student team should not exceed more than 1x company representative and an average of 2h/week. This however varies from project to project. Generally we have witnessed companies invest 1-2h per week to be on top of their student project plus the time attending a kick-off session and final presentation.

We don't have a topic at the moment, how should I proceed?

Corporate challenges are omnipresent in most companies, identifying and articulating them is sometimes a different challenge. At TELANTO we have a broad list of generic examples & topics that can help you identify your individual ones quickly. Don't hesitate to contact us, we'll be more than happy to suport you!

Why invest in TELANTO's Academic Business Network?

TELANTO's Academic Business Networks gives you access to universities and companies that maybe out of reach for you currently. We set TELANTO up to serve you as a trusted network with modern, rethought processes and transactional capabilities.

Why through TELANTO's Academic Business Network and not directly with universities?

TELANTO's Academic Business Networks functions as your digital university alliance hub allowing you to aggregate, visualise, build and manage your university engagements equal and globally.

What do I purchase and what do I get?

When you engage in a call for challenge and submit you corporate challenge, you purchase access to this particular course layout in which the professor applies the action learning methodology. During the duration of the course work you meet young, excited and creative students preparing a solution proposal for you as well as the solution itself.

How does the collaboration work?

In order for your collaboration to work, we ask you to go through a structured and simplified process. Once these steps are completed the actual project collaboration takes place virtually, giving you access to TELANTO's collaboration space.

How many hours are the students at my disposal?

Depending on the duration of the Call For Challenge as well as the complexity and attractiveness of your challenge the hours students work varies. We have witnessed individual students working 6-8h per week on these programs. Making teams work between 30-40h per week.

What is the difference between internship fellows and these students?

Students involved in TELANTO's Action Learning programs are not working onsite since they get assembled as part of a given academic course in teams of 5 to resolve complex challenges. The solving teams leverage their universities infrastructure such as laboratories, libraries, faculty and coaching to come up with viable solution proposals. These solution proposals as well as the overall academic learning experience and performance will be graded after completing the course. From a Talent Relationship Management aspect companies can source passive candidates.

What relationship does TELANTO maintain with the universities?

TELANTO supports academic institutions to scale their action learning activities by bringing them into a digital format. Therefore, we establish long-term contractual relationships with univeristies or individual professors assuring that published "call for challenges" are taking place and that companies can expect a solution proposal for their challenges. Furthermore, TELANTO co-innovates with universities in order to extend its digital action learning concept and capabilities into other areas.

Do other service providers exist in this field?

Currently, TELANTO is a unique service provider in this domain. Although intersections with other services may exist, the composition of processes and services is unique.

What outcome can I expect?

Based on our experience outcomes vary from course to course, university, degree and field of study. In most cases however, solution proposals where either prototypes or final presentations in which a theoretical solution was offered by the students to the company representative.

Who owns the solution proposals and potentially developed Intellectual Property

As a general rule and law the product of intellectual output in any form and scope remains property of the creator. Within the TELANTO Academic Business Network we offer workflows to agree to any type of agreement academic institutions, students and companies are willing to adhere to. Contents of those agreements can be adapted based on requirements of all parties.


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