Data and information technologies research centre in Europe

Data and information technologies research centre in Europe

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) and SAP SE are launching a long-term research partnership at the Garching Campus to jointly advance the technological revolution of digitisation. This is Germany’s most extensive research and development partnership between a company and a university, focusing on the core topics of artificial intelligence and machine learning as well as their secure application.

“By joining forces with TUM, we are building an important bridge between science and business. TUM conducts world-class research and enjoys an excellent reputation in computer science and business informatics. We are therefore looking forward to further intensifying our cooperation with TUM. This creates added value for both partners and will boost Munich’s competitiveness, while creating new opportunities for talented people,” said Thomas Saueressig, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE for SAP Product Engineering.

As part of the “Industry on Campus” strategy, the research and development activities of TUM and SAP SE will be bundled under one roof to capture synergy effects for both partners. In the coming years, a new building will be constructed on the Garching Campus, giving well over 700 SAP and TUM researchers the opportunity to carry out joint research at one site. “This top-class partnership combines the leading competences from science and industry in a unique way. Together, we are spearheading the technological revolution of digitisation and supporting the high-tech agenda of the state of Bavaria. With this first ‘Industry on Campus’ initiative, we are setting the largest milestone to date in the implementation of our TUM AGENDA 2030 within the framework of the federal and state Excellence Strategy in Germany,” says Prof. Dr. Thomas F. Hofmann, President of TUM.

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Source: “European hub for data and information technologies”, Technical University of Munich