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Fuel innovation at your university with SAP Next-Gen

Partner with SAP Next-Gen Chapters at globally leading universities to accelerate “innovation with purpose” in classrooms and with industry partners. Set up your own SAP Next-Gen Lab to showcase student startups with corporations seeking to seed in disruptive innovation, educate industry partners with skills for digital futures, and connect students with companies recruiting next generation leaders.

Learn more about SAP Next-Gen Chapters

Learn more about SAP Next-Gen Labs

SAP Next-Gen Chapters at universities

SAP Next-Gen Chapters are leading universities in the global SAP Next-Gen network which share best practices for educating graduates with SAP skills, while inspiring industries to work with students and researchers to accelerate innovation and insights into the digital future. 

By partnering with a chapter in your region, your university can accelerate the education of next-generation leaders using the latest SAP technologies. SAP customers will be able to tap this digitally educated and purpose-focused talent pool to support how they digitally transform into best-run, intelligent enterprises.

The first chapters have opened in North America, Latin America, Greater China and Asia Pacific Japan.


North America 

Chapter Focus Topic
California State University, Chico SAP Next-Gen Labs 
Central Michigan University IoT
Delaware State University Project Propel 
Grand Valley State University Digital Enterprise 
HEC Montréal ERPsim
HEC Montréal Social Business Creation 
Missouri University of Science and Technology Enterprise Security and Digital Supply Chain 
San Diego State University Analytics
University of Arkansas Blockchain
University of Illinois at Chicago Digital Healthcare and Digital Supply Chain 
University of Southern California Analytics and Blockchain 
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Cloud Platform & App Development 

Greater China

University Focus Topic
Beijing Jiao Tong University
Digital Enterprise
National Central University
Analytics and Design Thinking
Communication University of China
Design Thinking Innovation
Communication University of China Media Digitization
Zhengzhou University
Big Data on Healthcare
Shanxi University of Finance and Economics Business Analytics
Tongji University Blockchain and App Development
Northwest University Machine Learning
Shanghai Polytechnic University Smart Manufacturing
Donghua University Analytics and Design Thinking


University Focus Topic
University of Melbourne
University of New South Wales
Digital Enterprise and ERPSim
Victoria University SAP Next-Gen Labs
Chitkara University IoT (Internet of Things)
Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad Design Thinking and Blockchain
International Management Institute ERPSim and Analytics
National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) Machine Learning and Blockchain
Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology Machine Learning, Analytics and Design Thinking
University Islam Indonesia SAP Young Thinkers and ERPSim
Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore Digital Enterprise, ERPSim and SAP Young Thinkers
Singapore Management University Smart Enterprise

Latin America

Cross Topic Chapters  Location
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
Tecnológico de Monterrey Mexico
Unisinos Brazil
Universidad de Lima Peru
Universidad Santo Tomás Chile

SAP Next-Gen Labs for universities

Connect students, researchers, and startups with SAP customers and partners to develop new technology innovations that are linked to the 17 UN Global Goals. By setting up your own SAP Next-Gen Lab, you can open your campus for industry collaboration with SAP’s ecosystem of more than 378,000 customers across 25 industries in 180 countries.

Universities that open an SAP Next-Gen Lab or hub have the opportunity to:

  • Open new channels to share thought leadership and collaborate with other thought leaders in academia and industry on the technologies and innovation methodologies driving the digital transformation of industries
  • Educate students with knowledge and skills for digital futures
  • Connect companies recruiting next generation leaders with students and graduates who have digital transformation knowledge and skills
  • Showcase startups with corporates seeking to seed in disruptive innovation
  • Conduct SAP Next-Gen projects which may include industry partners*


* Software access will depend on the use case.

Explore SAP Next-Gen Labs and hubs at campuses, partners and SAP locations

SAP Next-Gen Labs and hubs are opening around the world. Learn about some of the locations now available in your region:


SAP Next Gen hub at SAP Brazil - Sao Leopoldo
United States
SAP Next Gen hub at SAP America, Inc. - New York


Explore setting up a SAP Next-Gen Lab at your university

Get on the path to purpose driven innovation linked to the UN Global Goals together with SAP by setting up a SAP Next-Gen Lab at your university. Contact us to learn more.

Connect with educational institutions

SAP University Alliances 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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