SAP have announced plans to develop and open a new innovation centre in the city state of Singapore by the end of the year. This marks the 25th year of SAP offices in Asia Pacific, with current centres located in Indonesia, India, Thailand and Malaysia.
A pivotal aim of the centre is to encourage an innovation drive as well as allow access for students to take part in the SAP University Alliances Student Entrepreneurship Programme where they can get hands on experience with SAP software and technology and learn from experts who also become their mentors. This will push an increase in employability and enable students to develop the skills to enter the technology job market.
Two projects announced by SAP Singapore include:
- Co-Innovation Living Lab; Which focuses on a partnership with customers and developers to drive innovation
- Global Business Incubator; Which aims to create opportunities for budding entrepreneurs.
This notion was echoed by Mr Quek Swee Kaun from the Economic Development Board (EDB) who highlighted SAP’s existing role in contributing to the ICT industry.