SAP Next Generation

SAP Next Generation

SAP Next Generation pledges to open 24 SAP Next-Gen Labs and start 180 SAP Next-Gen Consulting projects by 2020.SAP Next-Gen is an open innovation platform connecting students, researches, thought leaders, start-ups, accelerators with corporates and venture capitalist to seed in disruptive innovation and accelerate the digital transformation and digital futures of the economy. We are committing to continue to build the network of SAP Next-Gen Labs and hubs across Europe connected to a global network of SAP Next-Gen locations. Part of the Next-Gen innovation platform is access to technology, design, entrepreneurship and business knowledge for students and teachers (via the Open Educational Resources of SAP University Alliance Program). Enabling students to build prototypes based on exponential technology and design new business models. SAP University Alliance network comprises 3,100 educational institutions including the top universities across 106 countries worldwide,

Last update: 28/06/2017
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Pledge Category

Digital skills in education

Pledge's geographical scope

Time period

Start date: 01/01/2017
End date: 31/12/2020

Other Pledge details

Public Funding: NO
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SAP Next Generation

SAP is a market leader in enterprise application software SAP helps 350,000 customers worldwide work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively.

Qualitative Impact

• Build a global academic innovation network within the Silicon Valleys of the world in collaboration with leading universities within thought leadership, entrepreneurship, co-innovation and research, across all industries including Ed-Tech, exponential technologies and tools
• Provide a platform for the SAP Next-Gen Consulting and Developer ecosystem
• Drive exponential disruption in Ed-Tech
• Supporting the 17 Sustainable Development Goals defined by the United Nations in order to transform the world’s economy, society, and environment

Quantitative Impact

Indicator Description Target Status
Young people or company's volunteers engaged in business accelerators/incubators/hubs/ SAP Next-Gen Consulting projects SAP Next-Gen Consulting projects, bright young minds engage with industry partners to work on real life challenges, applying design thinking 180 34
Other (SAP Next-Gen Labs created) SAP Next-Gen Labs bring together students, startups, academic thought leaders and researchers, accelerators, venture firms, and other partners in the SAP University Alliances innovation network. 24 8

Pledge progress

Evidence about progress

As of June 2017, eight SAP Next-Gen Labs are opened in Austria, France, Germany and United Kingdom bringing together students, startups, academic thought leaders and researchers, accelerators, venture firms, and other partners in the SAP University Alliances innovation network.

34 SAP Next-Gen Consulting projects has been realized by engaging bright young minds with industry partners to work on real life challenges.

Milestones

Milestone name Completion date Status
Launch 90 SAP Next-Gen projects and 12 SAP Next-Gen Labs 31/12/2017 On Track
Launch 180 SAP Next-Gen projects and 24 SAP Next-Gen Labs 31/12/2020 N/A