Academics and students at universities and non-profit research institutions to advance their academic research and work with SAP using its in-memory platform, SAP HANA.
SAP plans to roll out the program globally. Initially universities will have the opportunity to cooperate with the Big Data innovation centres at University Competence Center locations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with other regions to come later.
Future phases of the program will see universities and research institutions with which SAP works closely enabled with additional offerings tailored to their use cases, including the SAP HANA Cloud Platform, the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service and on-premise use of SAP HANA.
“Professors and students are on the forefront of innovation, so to accelerate research and co-innovation on SAP HANA, we are opening the platform to academia,” said Bernd Welz, executive vice president and global head of Solution and Knowledge Packaging, SAP.
“Faculty and students working in diverse fields such as computer science, artificial intelligence, healthcare, national security, environmental sciences and smart cities will be able to advance their research and demonstrate new and innovative approaches to create a world where the Internet of Things is harnessed in real time to improve people’s lives.”