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SAP: Driven by Innovation

SAP: Driven by Innovation

Discover how we focus on innovation internally and how we work with leading universities, partners, and customers worldwide to deliver innovation that helps companies of all sizes and industries run better.

Transforming IT with constant innovation

From our pioneering ERP software to industry leading new technology offerings like the SAP HANA in-memory computing platform, SAP innovation goes beyond software – we’re developing breakthrough technologies that shape IT and business trends.

SAP Labs

Situated in high-tech regions of the world, SAP Labs are global research and development centers that focus on developing leaner, faster, and more efficient solutions.

Startup Focus Program: Our technology. Your imagination.

The global SAP Startup Focus program helps promising startups in the Big Data, predictive and real-time analytics space develop new applications on the SAP HANA in-memory computing platform and accelerate market traction. The SAP Startup Focus program provides startups with the following key benefits at no cost:
  • Money: Opportunity to pitch to the venture community via the HANA Real Time Fund and SAP Ventures
  • Technology: Immediate access to the cutting-edge HANA platform
  • Resources: Access to HANA technical experts and marketing and sales enablement support
  • Community: Like-minded entrepreneurs, partners, investors and Big Data thought leaders
  • Customers: Access to our 250,000+ global customer base to sell market-ready solutions
  • Equity: SAP Startup Focus does not require any equity sharing from participating startups

SAP Innovation Center

The SAP Innovation Center provides a working environment conducive to free thinking, with the flair and agility of a young start-up. Its mission is to further the development of technologically advanced, innovative, customer-oriented solutions.

SAP Co-Innovation Lab

The global SAP Co-Innovation Lab (COIL) network facilitates project-based co-innovation with its members, enhancing the capabilities of SAP's partner and customer ecosystem through a worldwide network of expertise and best-in-class technologies and platforms.

Future Factory

The Future Factory is a joint effort between SAP and industrial partners to foster co-innovation, research, and development for the manufacturing industry.

SAP University Alliances

The SAP University Alliances program opens up the world of SAP technology to more than 2,300 universities in 90 countries worldwide, and aims to develop highly qualified graduates with critical skills for the 21st-century workforce.
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