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See how SAP Next-Gen is shaping the future of business

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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

SAP Next-Gen clubs for industries connect customers 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

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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