Singapore will get its SAP Innovation Center by 2014 end.

German software maker SAP will open the SAP Innovation Center in Singapore by the end of 2014, in a bid to expand its regional presence after 25 years of success in the Asia-Pacific region, the company announced on October 24, 2014. The center will focus on addressing  areas such as smart cities, healthcare, Industry 4.0 and digital consumers.

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The center will partner with SAP customers and partners, as well as collaborate with local universities for research. As per the company, the centre will aim to foster local economic opportunities through identification of untapped markets and customer demand, thereby creating innovative, user-centric products.

The company had recently announced its SAP University Alliances Student Entrepreneurship programme in Singapore, Australia and India, through which students will get the chance to develop new products leveraging SAP’s technologies.

The students will also have access the company’s experts, mentors and entrepreneurship modules. The new center will provide co-innovation opportunities to individuals and companies to pursue their required digital transformation strategies.

SAP had recently partnered with IBM as a premier strategic provider of cloud infrastructure services for its business critical applications. The partnership aims to increase capabilities to run core business in the cloud.

As part of the deal, the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud will now be available through IBM’s cloud, expanding to major markets at a much faster rate.

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