SAP Africa has announced the opening of eight new SAP Next-Gen Chapter universities in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The main objective is to expand and drive innovation opportunities with SAP customers to help them accelerate into becoming intelligent enterprises. The following SAP Next-Gen Chapters universities are tasked with preparing the future purpose driven innovators for the SAP ecosystem and to accelerate universities across the Sub-Saharan Africa region: University of Cape Town; University of Pretoria; Cape Peninsula University of Technology; Catholic University of Central Africa; UniversitéAube Novelle; University of Botswana and University of Ibadan.
SAP Next-Gen Chapters operate as lighthouse universities and multipliers of SAP Next-Gen for universities and its affiliated centre locations, such as University Competence Center (UCC) and Academic Competence Center (ACC). Key deliverables for the chapter universities include sharing best practices through connecting industry partners with academic thought leaders, researchers, students, startups, accelerators, tech community partners, purpose driven partners, venture firms, futurists and SAP experts to re-imagine the future of industries with SAP Leonardo, seed in disruptive innovation with startups, and build skills for digital futures.
“SAP Next-Gen Chapters will significantly enhance the knowledge and skills levels of participating institutions,” said Cathy Smith, Managing Director of SAP Africa.
“This will also contribute towards producing more relevant work-ready graduates and the next generation of digitally competent leaders who can help our customers to accelerate into becoming intelligent enterprises.”