"Innovation Starts Now & Explore the future of EdTech: Join the SAP University Alliances innovation network”

September 5-9, 2016 Potsdam, Germany

Conference Highlights





The 21st SAP Academic Conference EMEA takes place September 5 – 9, 2016 in Potsdam, Germany, co-hosted by the Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, and the SAP Innovation Center Network. The 21st SAP Academic Conference EMEA will bring together faculty from all over Europe, Middle East, and Africa to learn and begin engaging in new opportunities in the SAP University Alliances innovation network.


This year we are going to provide a number of optional offerings in the Berlin/Potsdam area which range from optional pre- and post- events, to the main conference, an evening event, expert sessions, labs, train-the-trainer workshops, and optional tours of the SAP Innovation Center Network Potsdam and SAP Berlin, which capture the SAP University Alliance innovation network in the Berlin/Potsdam area.


Faculty will:


Learn about the future of EdTech and hear how SAP is enabling the digital transformation of industries with SAP HANA Cloud Platform, SAP S/4HANA, SAP Digital Boardroom, and coming soon with next-gen apps developed on SAP HANA Cloud Platform and Apple® iOS; and how they can bring SAP’s latest solutions into their classrooms with new SAP University Alliances curriculum, and leverage SAP HANA for big data research.  SAP’s technology leadership will be illustrated through an evening event at Filmpark Metropolis where the focus will be “Disruptions in the Media Industry” including examples of how SAP customers are re-imaging business models in the media industry leveraging SAP solutions.


Learn how SAP University Alliances is innovating with new programs such as SAP Next-Gen Labs, which will enable SAP customers around the world to seed innovation into their organizations by connecting with university students and faculty, startups, SAP innovation experts, and SAP partners; and SAP Next-Gen Innovation Tours which are learning journeys where academia and SAP’s customers explore and join the SAP University Alliances innovation network in Silicon Valley, and next year in New York, Berlin and other global SAP locations.


Make new connections to global academic networks including the Leadership Garage, SUGAR Network with intellectual roots at Stanford University, where universities can join a community focused on the teaching and practice of design innovation.

Who Attends?


Who's Coming to the 21st SAP Academic Conference EMEA?

Professors, Lecturers and Academic Researchers in the Know. And Those Who Want to Know.



The 21st SAP Academic Conference EMEA will bring together  teaching and research faculty from all over Europe, Middle East, and Africa to learn and begin engaging in the new EdTech opportunities in the in the SAP University Alliances innovation network. Attendees come from many academic disciplines.



  • Information Systems, Marketing, Operations & Supply Chain Management, Business Informatics, Digitalization, IT strategy, innovation, and business value


Computer Science

  • Mobile app development, Web app development, Databases, Complex software systems, Enterprise platforms and integration, Internet technologies and systems, System analysis and modeling, Software architecture, Knowledge discovery and data mining



  • Design Thinking, Human-computer interaction, Wearable computing, Social design, Engineering design innovation practice and education

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