SAP rolls out Student Entrepreneurship programme at NUS
By Digital News Asia September 19, 2014
- Student entrepreneurs and early startups to use SAP technology
- Includes SAP HANA, the SAP Mobile Platform, and analytics
SAP AG has introduced its Student Entrepreneurship programme to the National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Computing, following the global launch earlier this year.
The programme encourages student entrepreneurs and early startups to use SAP’s technology platform to develop new applications and launch successful startup ventures, the German software powerhouse said in a statement.
“The NUS School of Computing is a furnace of innovation and entrepreneurship in Singapore and across the region,” said Adaire Fox-Martin, president of SAP Asia Pacific and Japan.
“We are pleased to work with the School of Computing to promote technology entrepreneurship and fuel innovation among the young generation,” she added.
“The NUS School of Computing has a vibrant entrepreneurial student community,” said NUS School of Computing’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Committee chairman Juzar Motiwalla.
“New disruptive applications in enterprises are expected to emerge in the next few years, and the new initiative by SAP to support student entrepreneurs will significantly improve their judgment of the business opportunity and increase their confidence as they set about building a viable business,” he added.
With the programme, SAP said it expects that there will be development of new solutions across its platform technologies, leveraging on the company’s in-memory platform SAP HANA, the SAP Mobile Platform, and analytics capabilities.
Through the collaboration between the SAP Student Entrepreneurship programme and NUS School of Computing, students will gain access to these technologies, SAP experts, mentors and an entrepreneurship curriculum.
“SAP has been helping customers run better in Asia for the last 25 years,” said Fox-Martin (pic).
“Our presence has spurred the development of a diverse ecosystem of IT companies both in Singapore and within the region.
“SAP supports the development of skills for the next generation of leaders. We want to create a community in which millennials are empowered to dream big and point the way to a digital future,” she added.
The Student Entrepreneurship programme is an extension of the SAP University Alliances programme, which the company said opens up the world of SAP to more than 1,800 universities in more than 80 countries worldwide, and aims to develop highly qualified graduates with critical skills for the 21st century workforce.
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