Based at SAP Labs Palo Alto, Global Research and Business Incubation Palo Alto is located in the San Francisco Bay Area, in the heart of Silicon Valley. With its rich concentration of high-growth technology companies and internationally-recognized research labs (HP Labs, SRI, PARC, and IBM), proximity to premier universities, and co-location with SAP's breakthrough innovation product and venture teams (Global Business Incubator and SAP Ventures), our location in Palo Alto provides an ideal research environment to foster breakthroughs that leverage state-of-the-art technology and innovation.
The Palo Alto team consists of leading researchers addressing a broad set of IT-related research fields, including in-memory computing, next-generation technology infrastructure, and mobility and the cloud for business services and orchestration. Furthermore, the team includes the Office of the Chief Scientist involved in thought leadership activities, M&S advisory services, trend scouting, and the sponsored academic research program.
Palo Alto leads SAP's North American-Sponsored Academic Research Program to determine, influence, and investigate emerging IT trends through a close working relationship with the leading research universities in the U.S. and Canada, such as Stanford, MIT, University of California, Berkeley, HEC Montréal, and Carnegie Mellon. The program provides a structured environment for leading academic researchers to collaborate directly with SAP's global network of researchers, architects, and developers.
The Co-Innovation Lab (COIL) in Palo Alto offers next-generation facilities and infrastructure to enable co-innovation with customers and partners.
The Trillion Node Network, part of Advanced Development, determines how to plug enterprises into our rapidly-connecting world and how to prepare them to extract value from our sensored environment.
By choosing to place one of our locations in the Silicon Valley – a hub of technology, ideas, and top-notch students and professionals – SAP cultivates innovation and helps to harvest the next generation of cutting-edge technologies and products for its customers and communities.
We offer various opportunities for experienced researchers, entrants, and students to work in an international, application-oriented, and collaborative research environment.
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