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Connect with a purpose driven network accelerating solutions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

SAP Next-Gen brings together a global purpose network for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), engaging companies pursuing both profit and a higher social purpose with partners and influencers accelerating solutions to the SDGs.

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SAP Next-Gen enables companies to connect in an open innovation network with academic thought leaders and researchers, students, startups, accelerators, venture firms, purpose driven partners, and industry & technology experts from SAP and partners, and launch projects for disruptive innovation with purpose across SAP’s industries and exponential technologies.

SAP Next-Gen brings industries together with the next-generation of innovators

As part of driving a global purpose network for the SDGs, SAP Next-Gen connects companies in specific industries with academia, startups, accelerators, and venture capital firms in the Silicon Valleys of the world for innovation with SAP. Through events and services, digital innovators come together in a community to foster the future of industries and support the UN Global Goals.

As part of SAP Next-Gen, you can: 

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Reimagine business and services

Reimagine business and public services with the SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS


Crowdsource together with academia; seed in disruptive innovation from startups; and connect with SAP experts, partners, and venture capital firms

Drive “innovation with purpose”

Drive “innovation with purpose” through SAP Next-Gen Global Challenges, a platform where everyone can contribute solutions for the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development

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A Global Agenda for Partnerships to Achieve the SDGs

Learn how SAP Next-Gen,  Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G), and the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) share a global agenda for partnerships to achieve the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Women Lead the Way in Public-Private Partnerships to Drive a New Equality Agenda

Learn how diverse perspectives generate meaningful outcomes for all stakeholders in business, government, institutions, and public-private partnerships and what SAP Next-Gen is doing to advance a global equality agenda.

Launch of a Citizens Agenda for the SDGs

Learn how SAP Next-Gen, along with leaders from government, business, and non-profits, launched a citizens agenda for the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aim to mobilize citizens around the world for social good.

Three Trillion Reasons to Spend Better: Highlighting Purposeful Purchasing and Investing in Davos

Learn how purposeful purchasing can change the world for the better and elevate social good.

Accelerating the Impact of Sustainable Business Practices in the Fashion Industry

At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, SAP Next-Gen forged new relationships aimed at accelerating the impact of sustainable business practices in the fashion industry.

A Call-to-Action for Sustainable and Healthy Food Systems for All

At its final session in Davos last year, the SAP Next-Gen program invited leaders to partner on a global agenda to scale solutions to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including securing access to sustainable and healthy food systems for all.

Discover the global SAP Next-Gen network

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The global SAP Next-Gen network includes hubs at SAP locations and SAP Next-Gen Labs at universities that connect you to the Silicon Valleys of the world.

Find your inspiration with SAP Next-Gen

Learn about opportunities at SAP Next-Gen hubs at SAP locations and SAP Next-Gen Labs at universities around the world.

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New York, New York

Find inspiration with SAP future industries showcases with exponential technologies; collaborate with thought leaders, researchers, and students from Hasso Plattner Institute and other universities; connect with innovation partners in the SAP ecosystem at SAP Next-Gen in New York.

Walldorf, Germany

Engage with students, educators, and researchers; find inspiration with startups; and connect with innovation experts from SAP and ecosystem partners at SAP Next-Gen in Walldorf, Germany.

Silicon Valley, California

Explore disruptive technologies and innovation in an open network when you connect with SAP experts, academia, startups, accelerators, and venture capital firms in the SAP Next-Gen network in Silicon Valley.

Next generation innovators

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Preparing next-generation innovators

SAP Next-Gen for universities enables a global network of educational institutions to integrate learning resources on SAP Leonardo and other SAP solutions to enhance how faculty prepare the next generation with knowledge and skills for the digital future. 

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