Academic Partnership Program

At the SAP Innovation Center Network, we drive outside-in innovation through purposeful engagements with the academic ecosystem.

The SAP Innovation Center Network works in close partnerships with academic institutions and researchers worldwide to unlock talent, knowledge, and relevant technology trends in order to create impact for SAP and our solutions. Our Academic Partnership Program is centered around three types of engagement models: the Academic Fellowship Program that invites university faculty to join us as visiting researchers, Project Sponsorships to support PhD-level and post-doctoral research, and our Community Outreach Programs to work with students in lab settings, hackathons, or internship positions.

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How we engange

We engage with world-class research institutions in purposeful partnerships and fields that have a clear potential impact for SAP, our solutions, and customers.

Our academic partners are embedded into the innovation process and enabled to inspire, explore, and validate own ideas in close collaboration with our engineering teams and domain leads.

We value agile and experimental engagements geared towards our innovation strategy and the individual strengths and requirements of our Partners.

Our enagement models


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