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Education and research with SAP Next-Gen

We enable the next generation to learn, research, and innovate with business applications for the Intelligent Enterprise.

Educational Institutions and Industry Partners

Partner with SAP Next-Gen to prepare talent for the future. This global program enables faculty and teachers to educate next-generation talent, gain SAP software skills, engage with SAP events, build industry partnerships, launch graduates in the SAP ecosystem, empower the digital university, and inspire young thinkers.

Meet some of our partners

Women in Data Science (WiDS)

The WiDS initiative of Stanford University aims to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and support women in the field. Together, we organize events and inspire the next generation of women to engage in data science. 

Digital Insights

Digital Insights offers youth-exclusive insights into tech companies, such as Microsoft Deutschland and SIEMENS, as well as school networks MINT-EC, SCHULEWIRTSCHAFT Deutschland, and Berufswahl-SIEGEL. It organizes three-day virtual events in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, followed by community exchange and activities for event alumni.

Explore SAP Next-Gen projects

See how we're connecting academia, industry partners, and students to tackle real-life challenges.


SAP Next-Gen projects align academic education and practical experiences to enhance the digital mindset. Students work on real business challenges in cooperation with companies in SAP’s ecosystem. By using innovative methods and SAP solutions, students create high-level prototypes. SAP Next-Gen projects can be integrated into the study program as a semester course or graduation project.

PWC and University of Applied Sciences Frankfurt am Main

SAP customer PWC worked with students from the University of Applied Sciences Frankfurt am Main to create a prototype for automated identification and calculation of process costs.

Red Bull, BMW, Hilti, and the Technical University of Munich

For one summer semester, SAP organized design thinking projects involving companies, such as Red Bull, BMW, and Hilti. The students were given the opportunity to work on interesting topics, including the IoT, a business model on open data, and distribution and logistics.

Vodafone, Commerzbank, TwoGo, and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Students from KIT and their academic supervisors teamed up with industry partners Commerzbank, TwoGo, and Vodafone to apply design thinking, business model innovation, and a running prototype on SAP Business Technology Platform to challenges.

Meet some of our educational and industry project partners

We are especially excited about partnerships that enable us to inspire talent with diverse backgrounds. Together with our partners, we're shaping the future of technology and paving a path to success for people everywhere.

42 Berlin

SAP is one of the proud founding partners of 42 Berlin. 42 Berlin is part of the global network of schools from computer science nonprofit 42, and it's the third location in Germany. The school has a new and revolutionary learning concept for the 21st century: 24x7 peer- and project-based learning.  Everyone can apply regardless of age or previous experience. The school aims to provide equal learning opportunities for the next generation of developers. 

TUMO Labs in Armenia

Strategic collaboration between SAP and the EU TUMO Convergence Center empowers university students and recent graduates to understand and shape digital technologies. TUMO Labs helps bridge the gap between higher education and industry in Armenia. We recently collaborated to overcome challenges to innovation with SAP Innovation Center Network.

Connect with us

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