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SAP IoT Startup Accelerator

The SAP IoT Startup Accelerator is a structured co-innovation program for selected B2B startups focusing on the Internet of Things. The Accelerator helps startups grow and scale their businesses alongside SAP, our partners, and our customers, with all parties benefitting from each other as well as from SAP's knowledge of the ecosystem. IoT offers a wide range of opportunities with smart, connected, and embedded intelligence and products that will create a huge potential for new businesses.

How startups benefit

Startups that participate in the SAP IoT Startup Accelerator program benefit from:

  • Help scaling quickly, with potential access to SAP's customer base of over 335,000 businesses
  • Access to real-time ERP system data
  • Retained equity: SAP does not invest in the startup or provide venture capital
  • Easy and straightforward access to SAP
  • The ability to become SAP partners after successfully completing the program
  • Platform/product independence: SAP products do not have to be used
  • An innovative and inspiring work space at the new Data Space by SAP in Berlin Mitte

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 B2B 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
  • Can spend up to six months at Data Space in Berlin

About the program

 The first cohort of selected participants for the SAP IoT Startup Accelerator will begin in Q1 2017.

If selected, you'll start with a short orientation, followed by a residency at the Accelerator for up to six months where you will co-innovate and work with mentors and experts from SAP. A culminating "finale" pulls together the work done during your time at the Accelerator, allowing you to leave with a business ready for success.

Upon successful completion of the SAP IoT Startup Accelerator program, you will have the option to become an official SAP Partner, unlocking the wide range of support offered to our Partners.

How to apply

Please send your pitch deck and contact info to and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

SAP IoT Startup Accelerator contact details:

Data Space
SAP IoT Startup Accelerator
Rosenthalerstrasse 38
10178 Berlin

Learn about SAP’s focus on IoT


SAP and IoT

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SAP IoT technology

SAP offers a portfolio of IoT solutions built on the SAP HANA Cloud Platform for the Internet of Things. This in-memory IoT platform can help you quickly develop, deploy, and manage your own real-time IoT and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. Learn more about SAP solutions based on the SAP HANA Cloud Platform for the Internet of Things.
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