Posts Tagged ‘SAP’

Innovation strategies of selected German multinationals in India

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Recently, René Neukirchner, student at TUHH carried out a study of “Innovation strategies of selected German multinationals in India” under the aegis of Research Project Global Innovation. The study carried out under supervision of Rajnish Tiwari was presented at the September meeting of German-Indian Round Table in Hamburg:

“On this occasion Mr. René Neukirchner, student at Hamburg University of Technology, will present results of a study of innovation strategies pursued by some of the largest German companies in India, which include BASF, Bosch, Daimler, SAP and Siemens. The study looks at a unique combination of “global innovation” with “open innovation”. It examines which projects are being pursued by those firms and to what extent they are engaged in research collaboration with local Indian partners. The underlying idea is to learn from such strategies and to reduce market risk and technology uncertainty.”

Those interested may download the study results as PDF, approx. 2 MB.

Global Innovation: SAP’s India Labs Emerge as a Major In-house Source for Innovative Business Solutions

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

Within a year of setting up its co-innovation lab (COIL) in India, SAP’s Indian susidiary has completed 24 projects and produced 14 solutions ready to go to market, reports Daily News and Analysis (DNA) in its edition dated 6th May 2010. The report quotes Axel Henning Saleck, head of the global SAP co-innovation lab network, as saying “that around 30% of COIL projects come from the Bangalore centre, which that employs over 4,200 engineers. Saleck said SAP has partnered with 11 technology companies including Wipro, Cisco, Arteria Technologies, MindTree and others to help take ideas from the conceptualisation stage to development and finally, to the market.”

Source:, 06.05.2010.

Indo-German initiative to boost IT R&D in India

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Source:, 28.04.2010.

With the aim of fostering cooperation and forging new ties in promising areas such as embedded systems, Internet of things and services and green IT, the acatech—German Academy of Science and Engineering with backing and funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Indo-German Max-Planck Centre for Computer Science playing a crucial role have launched the “German-Indian Partnership for IT Systems (GRIP-IT) project. The Indo-German Max-Planck centre for computer science is supported by the Department of Science and Technology (DST). The kick-off workshop of the project was conducted at the SAP Labs in Whitefield, Bangalore.

The project will be headed by Henning Kagermann, president acatech, supervisory board member for WIPRO and former CEO SAP AG. “It is high time to adjust perceptions. India does not only stand for top production locations in the area of IT systems. Highly qualified workforces are also on a par with the best minds in R&D. The main objective of the project is to set up and build networks between German and Indian partners from industry and academia”, said Henning Kagermann who has gained insights in both the German and Indian IT markets alike.

Facilitated by this project, India and Germany are venturing into the new area of working together in the field of IT. “We are truly glad to be a part of the GRIP-IT project. […]

The German delegation will be organising various symposia and workshops across India to encourage German and Indian R&D, which will further help analyse specific non-technical hurdles regarding intercultural cooperation in the field of IT systems. The project is also expected to strengthen ties between the science academies in both countries.

Given the 2,700 German-Indian joint ventures set up since 1991, GRIP-IT shows promise of aiding the turning point in the academic sector, all the while reiterating Germany being India’s most important trade partner within the European Union

SAP India to expand business in Bangladesh

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Source: The Financial Express, Bangladesh, 23.04.2010

FE Report

SAP India Pvt Ltd, the world’s leading business software company Wednesday announced its plans to expand footprint in Bangladesh, focusing the country’s rapid growing telecom industry.

Bangladesh being one of the top mobile phone markets in the Asia-Pacific region, have a significant demand for mobile internet data and mobile entertainment services, said Ajay Turki, Head Telecommunication, SAP Indian sub-continent .

“Here SAP has much to offer to the telecom service providers to meet the growing demands of innovative and technologically advanced telecom services like 3G and others, Mr Turki said while addressing a press briefing at a city hotel called to announce SAP’s business expansion plan in the country.

He also said with approximately 52 million existing subscribers and several more potentials, the necessity to provide comprehensive value added services and excellent customer satisfaction is intensifying the competition amongst service providers. SAP ensures cutting edge business solutions and continued service innovation to them, he added. […]