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Latest News

Fireside Chat with the Co-Founder of hybris

We’re excited about our next startup event – this time with Carsten Thoma. On June 4th, Carsten - co-founder of hybris - will give insights into how his startup, founded in 1997, became a leading provider of commerce solutions.

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We're Open: HanaHaus in Palo Alto!

Imagine a café and community workspace whose aim is to foster a vibrant culture of technology innovation. Now, at the University Avenue in Palo Alto, you no longer have to imagine it because that space is finally here and it's called HanaHaus!

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Decoding the Human Body

ProteomicsDB is helping researchers around the world understand the human body better. The aim is to collect the proteomes of the different human cell and tissue types, body fluids, as well as disease cell lines. This information will help researchers to extend their understanding of complex diseases like cancer, dementia, and diabetes.

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Values

Pioneer

We combine the agility of a startup with the backbone of a global market leader. We explore untapped opportunities in software engineering and business with the goal to develop game-changing solutions.

Co-Innovate

Engineering excellence meets entrepreneurial spirit: We foster strong teams and develop solutions jointly with customers and partners from business, academia, and the startup industry, applying Design Thinking and other novel approaches.

Go to Market

We turn creative thinking into innovative solutions with market impact. Following an end-to-end responsibility approach for our projects, we aim to deliver scalable solutions with a short time to market.

Projects At a Glance

SAP Medical Research Insights

Successful cancer treatment and research require fast and profound decisions based on the patient's medical history. Current hospital IT landscapes consist of a multitude of heterogeneous databases without the ability of integrating relevant information into a holistic, patient-centric view. With SAP Medical Research Insights, we provide an application that will make it easier and more efficient for oncologists to fulfill their information needs.

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The In-Memory Revolution

In this book, Hasso Plattner and Bernd Leukert explain the next generation of business applications and the theory, technology, and practice behind in-memory databases - the engine on which completely new applications can be based. Numerous real-world examples are presented illustrating the disruptive potential of this technology and the quantum leap it has facilitated in terms of simplicity, flexibility, and speed for new applications. The Innovation Center Network supported this book as the editor-in-chief.

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SAP Real Estate Cockpit

The SAP Real Estate Cockpit is a flexible dashboard solution, which leverages the in-memory database SAP HANA in order to enable real estate managers and other users to analyze the efficiency of buildings in real time and in a role-based, easy-to-consume manner. The solution was developed at the SAP Innovation Center in Potsdam in co-innovation with customers and the SAP Design and Co-Innovation Center, and was released to customers in Q1 2015.

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Empowering Startups

The SAP Innovation Center Network is a strong supporter for startups, serving as an entry point for your startup into the SAP ecosystem. Looking at your specific situation, we provide you with information about the existing engagement options and help you choosing the most relevant ones for your startup.

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"We have a heterogeneous

team here, in this sense it's a

tiny version of Berlin."

Meet the Team

Malte

"To be honest, persons are not as predictable as machines and give you a huge range of different feedbacks when you ask them for their opinion about a new idea or develop-ment. The customer and your colleagues become more important than the program-ming itself. That challenges and excites me."

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Migan

Born in Iran but of Armenian descent, Migan had studied and worked in Sweden before she joined the Innovation Center Network. She works on various projects, varying from data sciences to non-profit software and enjoys applying the state-of-the-art technology and research.

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Sanjaya

Sanjaya originally comes from Nepal. Already at a young age, he got interested in computer science. After graduating he decided to work in a job that spreads the same vigor of his first hand experience back then.

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Open Positions

(Associate) Developer for Innovative Applications and New Technology

As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead…

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(Associate) Developer for Advanced Data Management

As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead…

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Visual Design Associate/Specialist for Finance Applications

As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead…

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About us

As part of the Products & Innovation organization within SAP, the Innovation Center Network combines the best of both worlds: the creativity and agility of a startup with the backbone of a world market leader in business software. We connect teams around the globe working on a diverse range of projects, while following the same approach to innovation. Within the different teams we foster the collaboration of engineers, designers, product experts, and business developers who are driven by a common mindset: be bold, be honest, be critical, be customer-focused, and most importantly, enjoy their work.

Within a startup-like environment, we explore unconventional ideas and develop inspiring proof of concepts. We strive to open up new markets for SAP software which range from personalized cancer therapy to smart traffic solutions. Moreover, we bring user-centric innovation into SAP's core solutions, for instance in the field of finance. We challenge the state of the art in computer science and its applied fields to provide foresight into future trends. For these missions, we need the brightest minds. Coming from various cultural and academic backgrounds, our highly skilled teams bring top notch programming expertise combined with a good deal of out of the box thinking to the table.

The Innovation Center Network, both focused on exploring new concepts and aiming for success in new markets, has attracted many co-innovation partners wanting to work on disruptive business ideas. As taught by the Design Thinking methodology, the users of our software are at the heart of everything we do. As the future end users, our colleagues from our partner companies are indispensable members of our teams for the entire runtime of a project – from ideation to having a ready solution. We believe that this is co-innovation as it should be. Our partners come from various industries and companies of all sizes, from longstanding SAP customers to early stage startups.