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SAP Has Germany’s Best Innovation Units

Great honor for SAP: Business magazine CAPITAL and strategy consulting firm Infront Consulting & Management were looking for Germany’s best corporate innovation units. Both the SAP Innovation Center Network (ICN) and the SAP Startup Accelerator convinced the jury in their respective category and were named winners – for good reasons.

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SAP Innovation Center Network: Problems, Give Us Problems!

Why is the ICN unique compared to the innovation hubs of other big corporations? Jan Schaffner illustrates why the SAP Innovation Center Network is extraordinarily positioned, explains how we mainstream transformative innovation and why failing is inevitable to be successful.

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How We Work


We combine the agility of a startup with the backbone of a global market leader. We pioneer new markets and disruptive technologies with the goal to develop game-changing solutions.


Engineering excellence meets entrepreneurial spirit: We foster strong teams and develop solutions jointly with customers and partners from business, academia, and the start-up 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.

What We Do

Simplicity for Building Cloud Foundry Apps and Services

A new team of the Innovation Center Network is developing a cloud application development kit based on the advanced programming language Scala, which enables developers to efficiently create concise code. With that, programming applications and services for the SAP Cloud Platform becomes simple and straight-forward.

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Blockchain – Establishing Trust in a Network-Driven World

With SAP Leonardo, SAP has announced a digital innovation system that meaningfully integrates next-generation technologies to help our customers redefine their business – including ready-to-use blockchain technology and our SAP Cloud Platform Blockchain service.

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SAP Leonardo Machine Learning Enables the Intelligent Enterprise

Machine Learning is one of the mostly debated IT topics in recent times. Technological progress daily sees an increase in computing power, better algorithms and big data availability. This strongly encourages the development of applications, where the theoretical framework is actually put into practice.

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"We have a heterogeneous

team here, in this sense it's a

tiny version of Berlin."

Meet the Team


Ulrich works as an architect for our SAP Innovation Management solution and is always curious about learning something new. Having worked for SAP for quite some time, Ulrich brings a lot of experience and knowledge to the team.


Raja’s unique educational background in both Communications and Computer Science is one of the things that allows her to approach her job as a User Experience Designer from multiple perspectives.


Daniel started experimenting with coding languages as a teenager. Today, he does research in machine learning and natural language processing while successfully leading his team in several Smart Cities projects in Singapore.