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SAP Next-Gen: An Innovation Community for SAP Leonardo

The SAP Next-Gen program is an innovation platform for the SAP ecosystem enabling companies, partners and universities to connect and innovate with purpose linked to the UN Global Goals. Reimagine the future of industries with exponential technologies. Seed in disruptive innovation with startups. Build skills for digital futures. Showcase thought leadership.
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What is SAP Next-Gen?

SAP Next-Gen is an innovation community for SAP Leonardo which drives innovation with purpose supporting SAP’s commitment to the 17 UN Global Goals for sustainable development. 

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SAP Next-Gen enables corporations, governments, and NGOs to connect with academic thought leaders and researchers, students, startups, tech community partners, venture firms, purpose driven partners, and SAP experts.

Corporations and partners can reimagine the future of industries with SAP Leonardo, seed in disruptive innovation with academia and startups, and build skills for digital futures.

The program leverages a network of 3,300+ educational institutions in 111 countries that are members of the SAP University Alliances and SAP Young Thinkers programs.

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Corporations

Join SAP Next-Gen through memberships and be part of SAP Next-Gen clubs for industries, exponential technologies and special focus groups. Benefit from innovation tours, industry summits, boot camps, events, and services from partners.

Partners

Become part of a global movement supporting the UN Global Goals and bring your community into a new conversation focused on exponential technologies, digital futures, and innovation with next-generation thinkers through our SAP Next-Gen network. 

Universities

Set up your own SAP Next-Gen Lab and open your campus to educate industry partners with skills for digital futures, showcase startups with corporations seeking to seed in disruptive innovation, and connect students with companies recruiting next-generation leaders.

Startups

Pitch concepts, improve designs, and explore collaboration opportunities when you work with corporations within SAP’s global ecosystem of more than 355,000 customers across 25 industries in more than 180 countries.

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Connect to the SAP Next-Gen global network

SAP Next-Gen connects innovators with the world's largest enterprise ecosystem through events and services at SAP Leonardo centers, other SAP locations and universities worldwide.

Get involved with SAP Next-Gen events

Join SAP Next-Gen innovation tours, salons, meetups, boot camps, and industry summits.

Share your innovation story with Live 360

Allow us to interview you in our Live 360 studio – and our SAP Next-Gen social warriors will magnify your innovation story across SAP social channels.

Take a virtual tour of SAP Next-Gen in New York, an innovation community for SAP Leonardo

 

In partnership with Hasso Plattner Institute, SAP Next-Gen invites academia, startups, the tech community, purpose driven organizations, and SAP customers and partners in New York City and globally to be part of SAP’s newest open innovation space on the 48th floor at 10 Hudson Yards.

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SAP Next-Gen enables SAP customers to seed in disruptive innovation and accelerate their SAP Leonardo journeys through connecting with academic thought leaders and researchers, students, startups, accelerators, venture firms, and other partners in the SAP Next-Gen innovation community for SAP Leonardo.

From smart cities and smart traffic, to sports and entertainment, to fashion and beyond, students working in SAP Next-Gen Consulting projects are developing innovations across industry topics. Industries as diverse as aerospace, automotive, and sports are already crowdsourcing some of their most disruptive solution challenges to students from globally leading universities in the SAP Next-Gen network.

Offerings include a global network of SAP Next-Gen hubs at SAP Leonardo centers, other SAP locations and SAP Next-Gen Labs at universities linked to the Silicon Valleys of the world, where industries can connect with next generation innovators to reimagine mobile business apps with the SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS.

The SAP Next-Gen network in partnership with Hasso Plattner Institute enables companies in all SAP industries to connect with next generation talents, SAP experts and partners for future industry scenarios, events, and services.

SAP Next-Gen services are delivered through memberships in clubs for all 25 SAP industries; clubs for SAP Leonardo (e.g. IoT, machine learning, Blockchain, and analytics); clubs for other exponential technologies (e.g. VR/AR, robotics, drones, and iOS enterprise apps); clubs for methodologies (e.g. science fiction thinking, exponential thinking, design thinking, purpose driven thinking, and next-gen change management); and clubs for special topics including advancing educational opportunities for women and Snap!.

Through events and services, digital innovators come together in an open innovation community to foster the future of industries with SAP Leonardo in collaboration with the next generation, linked to accelerating achieving the UN Global Goals.

Join us in our mission for innovation

Help us develop disruptive solutions to support the 17 UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development by joining the annual SAP Next-Gen Innovation with Purpose Week.

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