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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.

Chapter locations

More than 90 chapters have opened in North AmericaLatin AmericaGreater China, Asia Pacific Japan (APJ) and Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Is your university or university partner a SAP Next-Gen Chapter? 

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 404,000 customers across 32 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:

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 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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