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                    Driven by Innovation

                    At SAP, we embrace an innovative culture throughout the entire company. Our powerful network of interconnected programs and entities covers all dimensions of innovation, from research and development to customer implementation. With our flagship technology and product innovations powered by SAP HANA, we are helping society solve complex, intractable problems.?
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                    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

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                    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.

                    Innovating together

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                    SAP Next-Gen

                    SAP Next-Gen is an innovation community for SAP Leonardo that connects innovators with the world's largest enterprise ecosystem, including SAP customers, a global SAP Next-Gen network of educational institutions, SAP innovation and development centers, and startups.

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                    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.

                    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.

                    Co-Innovated with SAP

                    SAP Partner Innovation Lifecycle Services helps partners transform ideas into innovative, market-ready solutions. This global organization works with partners to plan, build, test, certify, operate, and deliver new innovative solutions that carry the "Co-Innovated with SAP" designation.

                    SAP programs for startups

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                    SAP Startup Accelerator

                    The SAP Startup Accelerator for Digital Supply Chain is a globally accessible co-innovation program for selected B2B startups that are innovating around Digital Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Digital Assets and Industry 4.0.Accelerator for Digital Supply Chain


                    SAP.iO is growing a generation of revolutionary software businesses in the SAP ecosystem, which support visionary startups leveraging SAP’s data, APIs, and technologies to build products, find customers, and change industries.?

                    SAP Leonardo Center

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                    As a global network of connected, physical locations, the SAP Leonardo Centers are the go-to places for Digital Inspiration and Co-Innovation, while also acting as delivery mechanisms for SAP Leonardo Innovation Services.

                    SAP University Alliances

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                    SAP University Alliances enables a global network of educational institutions to integrate learning resources on SAP Leonardo and other SAP solutions to enhance how faculty prepare the next generation with knowledge and skills for the digital future.

                    Open Access Research Publications

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                    Research Publications from SAP

                    SAP is actively participating in collaborative research?– both publicly funded and SAP-funded bilateral projects?– with several universities across the globe.? Research topics include security, Big Data, AI/machine learning, the future of work, the future of energy, and personalized health.

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