BERLIN — SAP SE today announced the launch of a student cloud program that supports computer science, entrepreneurship and business studies at universities and colleges worldwide. SAP will provide eligible and selected students and faculty with complimentary access to a developer license for SAP HANA Cloud Platform, an open standards-based platform-as-a-service from SAP. SAP HANA Cloud Platform helps enable students and faculty to build modern user-friendly applications that can be consumed via mobile, tablet or desktop via SAP Web IDE. Students and faculty will also be able to integrate analytics into their mobile applications. This announcement was made at SAP TechEd && d-code, being held November 11–13 in Berlin.
“Empowering the next generation of software developers is a strategic initiative for SAP and we want to ensure students around the globe have access to our cutting-edge software that is dramatically changing the landscape of the business world,” said Steve Lucas, president, Platform Solutions Group, SAP. “By working closely with students and faculty SAP hopes to make software and application development a more strategic part of university curriculums worldwide.”
“To inspire student developers and entrepreneurs globally, SAP University Alliances is also announcing an ambassador program in conjunction with the student cloud program,” said Ann Rosenberg, vice president, SAP University Alliances. “This is an exclusive honor for four regional ambassadors to serve as a student developer evangelist for one year, providing them an opportunity to be recognized as a leader in cutting-edge innovation. They will inspire others with their innovative apps leveraging SAP HANA Cloud Platform and may be showcased at SAP events as well as through social media.”
SAP will also be providing online support and training to eligible and selected students and faculty to help provide smooth best-practice application development.
The SAP University Alliances program exposes students to leading SAP technologies and experts through networking and educational activities, social media and partner networking. The program reaches students worldwide, increasing their access to SAP solutions, careers and opportunities. SAP University Alliances also conducts popular innovation sharing events like SAP InnoJam events and application development programs globally.