Sydney is the economic and financial hub of Australia. This cosmopolitan city on Australia's southeast coast was ranked 7th in Asia and 28th globally for economic innovation in the Innovation Cities Top 100 Index in 2010. With Sydney Airport accounting for over 40% of Australia's international aircraft movements and over 50% of airfreight to and from Australia, Sydney is the gateway to Australia and the center of the country's transport and logistics industry.
Established in 2009, our location in Sydney operates in the business district of North Sydney, a vibrant and dynamic environment, surrounded by other ICT giants and global corporations. Located in the headquarters of SAP Australia and New Zealand, the group has established trusted relationships with SAP's field organization, resulting in customer-oriented research to shape SAP's future products.
With a presence on almost every continent – and plans for further expansion – Global Research and Business Incubation intends to gather and exchange innovative knowledge worldwide, while remaining close to customers and SAP field groups. In this way, research activities can be adapted quickly to both global and local requirements – and results can be implemented to further develop and improve SAP's solution portfolio.
The Sydney team contributes to the global success of Global Research and Business Incubation and SAP through the Business Network Orchestration research topic and by providing technical expertise in the areas of service-oriented architecture, semantics, knowledge management, and user interface design and development. From a business perspective, the research group focuses on innovative applications for the transportation and logistics industry. The group of business professionals, researchers, and Ph.D. students regularly welcomes visiting academics and attracts local and international students from universities and research institutes around the world.
Sydney exemplifies the concept of co-innovation through the Future Logistics Living Lab, a collaboration between NICTA, SAP, and Fraunhofer. The Future Logistics Living Lab provides a platform for industry and research to work together, investigate real world problems, and demonstrate innovative technology that will provide logistics solutions for the future. The network of Australia's first living lab has more than a dozen participants, including NICTA, SAP, Fraunhofer, Casella Wines, Ericsson, Gamma Solutions, Google, GS1 Australia, Hamburg Süd, Linfox, Tradegate, XAct Solutions, Victoria University, and the University of New South Wales.
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We offer various opportunities for experienced researchers, entrants, and students to work in an international, application-oriented, and collaborative research environment.
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