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Drive innovation with purpose with SAP Next-Gen

Through the SAP Next-Gen program, your corporation can seed in disruptive innovation with startups, crowdsource and conduct research with universities, and connect with industry and technology experts from SAP, partners, and venture firms. Join our network to reimagine the future of your industry with SAP Leonardo, and link your innovation goals to the UN Global Goals.

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SAP Next-Gen for corporations

The SAP Next-Gen program enables corporations to seed in disruptive innovation and accelerate their SAP Leonardo journeys and digital futures through connecting with students, startups, academic thought leaders and researchers, accelerators, venture firms, and other partners in the SAP Next-Gen network.

SAP Next-Gen membership allows you to:

  • Crowdsource and conduct research with universities in the global SAP Next-Gen network of 3,200+ educational institutions in 110 countries
  • Work with startups focused on your industry or technology interest to seed in disruptive innovation
  • Join boot camps, workshops and events and explore exponential technologies including IoT, machine learning, VR/AR, Blockchain, enterprise apps, robotics, drones, and more
  • Participate in industry specific accelerators
  • Join industry fellowship programs
  • Visit SAP Next-Gen in New York and other SAP locations linked to the Silicon Valleys of the world
  • Access early talent from the SAP Next-Gen network

Join the SAP Next-Gen network

Find the corporate membership option that meets your needs and objectives

Start to build your community and relationships

Our entry-level, no-cost membership option includes:

  • Access to the global SAP Next-Gen innovation community for SAP Leonardo
  • Connections to 3,300+ educational institutions in the SAP Next-Gen network
  • Invitations to SAP Next-Gen open meetups and summits
  • Access to SAP Next-Gen Labs and hubs at universities focused on digital innovation*


*Exclusive for SAP MaxAttention customers

Get inspiration and exchange with an exclusive community

In addition to free membership offerings, the SAP Next-Gen Innovation Community membership is available exclusively to SAP MaxAttention customers:

  • Join salons - exclusive thought leadership & networking events focused on accelerating innovation linked to the UN SDGs
  • Matchmaking with startups
  • Access recruiting opportunities via selected educational institutions in the SAP Next-Gen global network
  • Build your innovation with purpose network linked to the UN SDGs with support from an assigned coordinator
  • Leverage the SAP Leonardo Center global network

Accelerate your digital innovation topic

Building on SAP Next-Gen Innovation Community membership offerings, SAP MaxAttention customers can exclusively benefit from SAP Next-Gen Innovation Journey membership offerings:

  • Dedicated SAP Next-Gen innovation tours to Silicon Valley, New York City, Berlin and other SAP innovation hubs where you connect with thought leaders among academia, startups, partners and SAP, making connections to accelerate your innovation with purpose
  • Boot Camps: leverage Science Fiction Thinking, Exponential Thinking, and Design Thinking together with thought leadership on customer-specific topics to accelerate your innovation with purpose roadmap with SAP Leonardo
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