Singularity University Expands Longtime Relationship with SAP to Foster Innovation for Global Good Using Exponential Technologies

May 3, 2017

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF., and BERLIN, GERMANY - May 3, 2017 - Singularity University (SU), a global community with a mission to educate, inspire, and empower leaders to apply exponential technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges, today announced the expansion of its five-year relationship with SAP SE (NYSE: SAP), a market leader in enterprise application software.

The announcement was made at the SingularityU Germany Summit, where SAP is a premium sponsor. The event is taking place in Berlin May 3-4, 2017, to help German leaders understand how to apply exponential technologies for positive change and economic growth, as well as a means of future-proofing their companies from market disruption.

The expanded relationship between SAP and SU includes SAP becoming a founding sponsor of SingularityU Germany in Berlin, expected to be operational later in 2017. SAP expects to host educational tracks and workshops, and collaborate on thought leadership activities with SU, whose experts will also work with SAP clients to help them understand the profound impact and possibilities of exponential technologies, not only in helping businesses succeed, but also in improving our lives.

“SAP is honored to expand our longstanding collaboration with Singularity University to Germany - our home base,” said Michael Kleinemeier, Member of the Executive Board of SAP SE and Head of SAP’s Digital Business Services. “Through our existing relationship with SU, we’ve helped leaders and innovators within SAP to embrace exponential thinking, empowering a mindset that allows them to think without constraints and leverage technology to achieve exponential growth. SAP will work with SU to help deepen the understanding of digital technologies amongst our customers, partners, and colleagues across Europe.”

“SAP is a premier example of how businesses can work with us to enable an abundant future for the world through the innovative use of exponential technologies, such as artificial intelligence, robotics, digital biology, nanotechnology, and other sources of innovation,” said Rob Nail, CEO and Associate Founder of Singularity University. “What better place to expand our efforts than in Germany, one of Europe’s leading economies, and in Berlin, a great center of innovation. We are delighted to have the continued support of SAP, the biggest European technology company with deep roots in Germany.”

Working in close partnership with organizations including SAP, Deloitte, Google, Genentech, Becton Dickinson, and XPRIZE, SU has developed the programs, tools, and community network that encourages the use of exponential thinking and technologies as catalysts to help solve the world’s greatest challenges - from water, food, and shelter to the environment, prosperity, and medicine, among others.

The SingularityU Germany Summit features a session with Jonathan Becher, chief digital officer of SAP, and Salim Ismail, best-selling author, talking about exponential organizations; and Thomas Struzek, head of SAP Digital Business Services EMEA and Martin Wezowski, chief designer at SAP Innovation Center Network, discussing innovation in Europe. For more information, view the agenda here.


Singularity University is a global learning and innovation community using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges and build an abundant future for all. SU's collaborative platform empowers individuals and organizations across the globe to learn, connect, and innovate breakthrough solutions using accelerating technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and digital biology. SU was founded in 2008 by renowned innovators Ray Kurzweil and Peter H. Diamandis and is partnered with leading organizations including Google, Deloitte, Genentech, and UNICEF. To learn more, visit, join us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @SingularityU

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