Academic Partnerships

We collaborate with the academic community to get first hand ideas and experience regarding new trends, technologies and products.

Applied Research

Research sets the foundation for future solutions and technologies at SAP. Together with our academic partners we are conducting applied research with practical focus in the areas of Machine Learning (ML), Quantum Computing, FutureUx and Future Healthcare.




Academic Partnerships

Projects with our Partners

Future Healthcare

Doctors and nurses spend 50% of their time on paperwork and electronic medical records; we want to enable them to be able to spend most of their time with patients. The ICN team will work towards realizing the vision of an intelligent hospital and interaction intelligence in general. We aim to make human-computer interaction (HCI) pervasive and thus less invasive to human-human interaction. Therefore, ICN teams up with the University of California in Irvine (UCI). For realizing use cases, such as treatment documentation and patient services, we will leverage contextual data with speech recognition, ML, and robotics.

Stanford DAWN project: Democratize AI

The DAWN program explores Future of Computing and ML topics which are of high interest for SAPs future AI & ML offers and toolsets. SAP aspires to make all its enterprise solutions intelligent and help customers to leverage their data. For that goal we participate in the DAWN program to make the development and operation of new ML-powered solutions even more efficient. Furthermore, the vision is to get ML as a technology much more commonplace as it is today and to enable anyone with domain expertise to build their own ML-powered production-quality solution.

Research cooperation with the Hasso Plattner Institut (HPI)

SAP is working together with the Enterprise Platform and Integration Concepts research group of Prof. Hasso Plattner and the Internet Technologies and Systems research group of Prof. Christoph Meinel. In addition we are supporting bachelor and master projects for students in IT-Systems Engineering and are organzing events such as the annual HackHPI hackathon, d.confestival, or the fall school on Efficient Architectures for Data Science.

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HPI Future SOC Lab

The lab aims at enabling and promoting exchange between the research community and industry, with a focus on Service-Oriented Computing (SOC). It was founded in 2010 as a cooperation between the HPI and the industry partners (Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Dell EMC, Fujitsu, and SAP).

The offerings address researchers, particularly from but not limited to the areas of computer science and business information systems. Main areas of research include Cloud Computing, applications in the areas of Machine Learning and Blockchain, GPU Computing, and In-Memory Database technologies.

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