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A Purpose Driven Innovation Community

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The SAP Next-Gen program is a purpose driven innovation university and community 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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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.


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. 


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.


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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Take a virtual tour of SAP Next-Gen in New York

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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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.

About SAP Next-Gen

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

From smart cities and smart traffic, to sports and entertainment, to fashion and beyond, students working in SAP Next-Gen 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 100+ SAP Next-Gen labs/hubs at universities and at partner and SAP locations, and 72+ SAP Next-Gen Chapters which are think tanks for industry, linked to the Silicon Valleys of the world, where industries can connect with next generation innovators to reimagine the future of industries and the intelligent enterprise, seed in disruptive innovation with startups, and build skills for digital futures.

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 32 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, purpose thinking, design 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.

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