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SAP IoT Startup Accelerator

The SAP IoT Startup Accelerator is a globally accessible co-innovation program for selected B2B startups that are innovating in the world of the Internet of Things. The Accelerator helps startups grow and scale their business alongside SAP, our vast partner ecosystem, and a global customer base.

About the SAP IoT Startup Accelerator

About the program

SAP IoT Startup Accelerator finds and helps the most-promising IoT startups bring their solutions to market with SAP. Startups that participate in the Accelerator program benefit from:

  • Connection  with the best team(s) and matching product owners within SAP to advance their solutions, based on a direct engagement model
  • Access to SAP’s vast customer base and SAP solutions and platforms including SAP Developer Resources and the SAP Leonardo IoT portfolio
  • Help identifying co-innovation opportunities, aligned with customer requirements, and guidance with the development and integration of startup solutions with SAP 
  • A tailored approach to help accelerate success, based on seeing each startup in the accelerator program as unique in its needs
  • Retained equity and no fees; we are looking for solutions that promote our shared customer’s success
  • Collaboration with complementary accelerators and funds to promote IoT innovation

What we are looking for

To apply, your startup should have a focus on IoT solutions and a vision to bring enterprise digitalization to a new level. 

Startups that are suitable candidates:

  • Are working on industrial solutions for IoT
  • Have solutions that are complementary to SAP’s offerings
  • Have products and prototypes (MVP/IP)
  • Have a team of at least two founders

To apply:

Please submit your application for the program via f6s.

SAP IoT Startup Accelerator: Berlin

The Berlin Accelerator is located in the heart of Berlin, one of Europe’s startup capitals. The program offers a physical space for the selected IoT startups in the Data Space by SAP as well as a mentoring program and access to the Berlin ecosystem. A plus of the location is also the proximity to SAP’s headquarters in Walldorf, Germany. 

Address:

Data Hub by SAP
Rosenthaler Strasse 38
10178 Berlin, Germany

Global contact info:

Contact for startups: iot-accelerator@sap.com

To apply:

Please submit your application for the program via f6s.

SAP IoT Startup Accelerator: Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley, California

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley at SAP Labs' Palo Alto campus, SAP IoT Startup Accelerator offers a unique opportunity for startups to make the right connections within SAP with the innovation brain power of the Silicon Valley ecosystem.

Address:

SAP Palo Alto
3412 Hillview Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA

Global contact info:

Contact for startups: iot-accelerator@sap.com

To apply:

Please submit your application for the program via f6s.

Autonomous drones for inspections
Skysense logo

Skysense offers a solution that enables enterprises to deploy drones for industrial inspection with only minimal human intervention. The drones gather live data from technical assets that are difficult or dangerous to access – such as oil and gas drilling stations and wind turbines – flying through a reusable set of pre-defined waypoints and automatically collecting maintenance data as they go. This is an improvement on current drone deployment technologies, which require a new flight plan to be entered for each flight.

Relevant SAP fields: Predictive Maintenance and Service, and Asset Intelligence Network

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Transportation monitoring, prediction and recommendations
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Synfioo is a software platform for monitoring transportation chains accurately and end to end in real time. Synfioo augments customers’ existing IT systems to allow automated transportation planning. It alerts customers immediately to any disruptions – such as traffic jams, customs checks, strikes, and bad weather – that could jeopardize their transportation plans, enabling them to re-plan early based on the very latest data available.  

Relevant SAP fields: Supply Chain Management and Vehicle Insights

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Analytics and insights for industrial IoT
XMPro logo

XMPro links mechanical and electronic systems with enterprise software in the industrial environment. Today’s manufacturing and processing industries generate vast amounts of data. XMPro has developed a solution that reads this IoT data in real time and uses it to improve operational efficiency and enable business model transformation.

Relevant SAP fields: Manufacturing and Asset Intelligence Network

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Robots working collaboratively with humans in warehouses
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Fetch Robotics develops autonomous mobile robots that operate safely in commercial and industrial environments shared by people. SAP is working with the Silicon Valley based company to help customers embrace new opportunities with this new generation of automation called Collaborative Robots combining the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) called. Fetch’s Virtual Conveyor Systems help increase warehouse and manufacturing productivity by quickly and safely automating point to point material transport.  By combining control and optimization of warehouse processes in SAP with Fetch’s Virtual Conveyor, customers can gain the benefits of robotic automation without changing existing warehouse configurations and experience.  Human workers can focus on making sure quality is maintained, while the physical movement of goods through the facility is done by cooperating robots that move safely among them.  SAP customers looking to automate warehouse operations should explore the combined offering from Fetch Robotics and SAP.

Fetch worked with the SAP IoT Startup Accelerator to integrate their platform with the SAP Cloud Platform as well as with cloud and on premise versions of SAP Warehouse Management and SAP Extended Warehouse Management solutions.  

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Shipping freight with integrated smart containers
Loginno logo

Loginno’s sensor and communications technology is integrated directly into standard shipping containers to provide comprehensive monitoring and reporting around the globe. The SAP IoT Startup Accelerator is working with Loginno to help the international shipping industry increase its reliability and security. Loginno leverages the SAP Cloud and SAP HANA to track containers with an affordable smart monitoring service for dry containers with online intrusion detection, continuous positioning reporting, and smart surroundings analysis. Loginno’s sensor and communications technology is integrated directly into standard shipping containers to provide comprehensive monitoring and reporting around the globe.

Information from the Loginno Smart Containers communicate status to SAP’s Digital Supply Chain solutions. The Connected Supply Chain represents a key opportunity for SAP customers. IoT-enabled asset monitoring provides key metrics and information directly to the Digital Supply Chain.  

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Real-time monitoring with wireless, self-powered snap and play sensors
Panoramic Power logo

SAP Customers often do not have the luxury of replacing working equipment in the field with equipment built with the Internet of Things in mind. Helping to find a way for customers to benefit from IoT with the equipment they already own, in a simple and economical manner was the main driver behind the selection of the Palo Alto based startup Panoramic Power to be part of the SAP IoT Startup Accelerator.  

Innovative energy monitoring sensors from Panoramic Power provide a mechanism to give a voice to machine assets that previously were not part of the connected landscape. Panoramic Power’s energy sensors offer a major automotive tire retailer in the US the ability to monitor critical machines in hundreds of stores to improve customer service, avoid un-planned down time, and maximize the useful life of each machine. By monitoring energy consumed by each asset, customers can identify energy wasting practices and machines within each store or location. Identifying these points of waste can often pay for the sensors directly but the value is multiplied when energy can be used to tell us more about how the machine is utilized, especially when combined with other key enterprise data within SAP system in place at the customer. SAP Asset Intelligence Network (SAP AIN) provides the foundation for asset monitoring and asset operations support for SAP customers, the manufacturers that provide the equipment and the service providers and internal teams that support the assets in the field.  SAP AIN on the SAP Cloud Platform directly integrates with Panoramic Power to give voice to each machine regardless of manufacturer or asset age.  

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