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Enable young people to shape the world of tomorrow

SAP Young Thinkers provides students the opportunity to learn the tools of the digital age and develop the skills to impact our future.

Mission and Goals

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Shape the world

Join projects that align with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations – a blueprint for a happier, healthier, and more sustainable world by 2030.

Learn for life

Help young people explore exciting and fun new ways to learn, while developing teamwork skills, creativity, holistic thinking, empathy, and solution-oriented thinking.

Build bridges

Access a network of partners from education, politics, non-profit organizations, and businesses and collaborate on co-innovation projects.

Three-Pillar Learning Approach

The challenges of today’s world require new ways of learning to achieve digital skills and foster holistic thinking.

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A number one, representing the first pillar of SAP’s learning approach

Get excited

Encourage young people to enjoy exploring new topics, pursue their own ideas, and realize goals in science, technology, and engineering in a fun and engaging way. 

A number two, representing the second pillar of SAP’s learning approach

Try it out

Inspire students to experiment to deepen their understanding with events that offer hands-on practice and enable them to try out self-paced and collaborative learning. 

A number three, representing the third pillar of SAP’s learning approach

Expand skills and knowledge

Support students in honing their design, technical, and process skills and enable them to acquire the digital know-how to become experts.

Build a foundation for digital literacy through STEAM

SAP Young Thinkers inspires the next generation to pursue education and careers in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM). 

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Help young people realize their own ideas using the visual programming language Snap! to create art and 3D models or interact with plants and physical things.

Data science

Explore how digital technologies involve the creation and sharing of huge amounts of data and discover how to convert that data into information. 

Business processes

Use real systems or simulation games to show how business processes work and how they are managed with software solutions.  

Industry 4.0

Explain why and how things can interact and demonstrate how industry is changing through interconnectivity, automation, machine learning, and real-time data.

Design thinking

Find creative and empathic design solutions for “real” challenges in teams that are diverse in terms of age, gender, and culture.  


Discuss what to consider when creating your own business and help students learn about holistic and entrepreneurial thinking by working on their own business ideas.

Events and Programs

We run a wide range of events, programs, and opportunities designed to help students explore the possibilities of the digital world.

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Go Digital Nights

Our regular creative learning parties enable young people to share the joy of computing, uncover their own talent, and develop their own digital business ideas. 

Young Talent Program

Codeveloped with schools network MINT-EC, this program for 14-18 year-olds inspires students to code with purpose and develop prototypes in line with UN sustainability goals.

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Teach standard business processes using real SAP solutions with our program for vocational and commercial high schools.


Help young people understand our digital everyday life with a modular scheme for children of nine and up. This is currently only available for German-speaking schools.  

Learning Factory 4.0

Offer insights into the running of a smart factory using an integrated SAP solution. This program is currently available at vocational schools in Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, Germany.

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Train the Teacher

IT2 School – Hub Heidelberg

Take a one-day, classroom-based course and get teaching materials through a program for schoolteachers in Rhein-Neckar, Germany, run with Hopp Foundation and Wissensfabrik. 


Attend design thinking workshops or contribute to learning events and conferences offered through our extensive community network. 

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