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IoT Startups and SAP Customers to Co-Innovate in Berlin

February 7, 2017 by SAP News

Three startups will move into SAP’s new “Data Space” in central Berlin on February 13, 2017 to begin collaborating with SAP and its customers on solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT). Skysense, Synfioo, and XMPro are the first participants in the SAP IoT Startup Accelerator co-innovation program.

During the three-month program at the Data Space, which opened its doors in December, the participating startups will benefit from mentoring, an inspiring work space, and access to SAP’s ecosystem. The focus of the SAP IoT Startup Accelerator program is to assist startups in analyzing the market, developing prototypes for a specific customer scenario, and integrating the results into SAP solutions. Experts from SAP also help them identify the right customer for their solution.

Skysense offers a solution that enables enterprises to deploy drones for industrial inspection with only minimal human intervention. The drones gather live data from technical assets that are difficult or dangerous to access – such as oil and gas drilling stations and wind turbines – flying through a reusable set of pre-defined waypoints and automatically collecting maintenance data as they go. This is an improvement on current drone deployment technologies, which require a new flight plan to be entered for each flight.

Synfioo is a software platform for monitoring transportation chains accurately and end to end in real time. Synfioo augments customers’ existing IT systems to allow automated transportation planning. It alerts customers immediately to any disruptions – such as traffic jams, customs checks, strikes, and bad weather – that could jeopardize their transportation plans, enabling them to re-plan early based on the very latest data available.

XMPro links mechanical and electronic systems with enterprise software in the industrial environment. Today’s manufacturing and processing industries generate vast amounts of data. XMPro has developed a solution that reads this IoT data in real time and uses it to improve operational efficiency and enable business model transformation.

“The IoT is a prime example of where a strong network and access to new technologies are key to creating clear business value for customers,” says Eva Zauke, who is head of the SAP IoT Startup Accelerator program and COO of IoT and Digital Supply Chain at SAP.

The participants in the SAP IoT Startup Accelerator also benefit from working closely with the global SAP Co-Innovation Lab Network and all the other startup programs at SAP. SAP began accepting applications for the program from B2B startups at the end of 2016. To find out more about the SAP IoT Startup Accelerator, go to: www.sap.com/iot-startup; and on the startups: http://www.skysense.co/; https://www.synfioo.com; http://xmpro.com/.

Press contacts:

Kamila Joanna Laures, Tel.: +49 30 41092-252, kamila.laures@sap.com (CET)

Hilmar Schepp, Tel.: +49 6227 7-46799, hilmar.schepp@sap.com (CET)

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