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New SAP University Alliances Cross-National Collaboration

New agreement of cooperation between the Chair for Global Business Informatics at the IT University of Copenhagen and the Chair for Information Systems at the Technische Universität München.

This cooperation provides a great opportunity for students of both universities to gain experience in international collaboration. The students will be developing creative approaches for solving ‘real-world’ challenges using the design thinking methodology. Furthermore, students will gain knowledge of the latest SAP technology in both theory and practice.

Lots of motivations lies behind this setup of student’s cross-border collaboration. From a student experience perspective this program will help them understand the high complexity of virtual collaborations, not only within the student community but also outside studies. From a student learning perspective this setup also motivates students with different backgrounds to educate other students with their knowledge on e.g. SAP HANA, Sybase Unwired Platform or Design Thinking, which is also highly discussed and used in the SAP ECO-System. Students from both universities are also allowed to incorporate learnings from collaborating with other students into their university projects to enriche content and thereby get better grades.

From a SAP UA learning perspective we are excited to get inside the next generation influencers mindsets and expectations. We expect to gain insights in both student’s
virtual behaviors and virtual needs and demands on tools for such a cross-national collaboration. This might inspire our own working environments and collaborative platforms for future articulating work in the virtual space, also to make it more attractive for the next generation influencers working for SAP globally.

Here is the program for this new SAP UA cross-national collaboration between TUM and ITU:

2nd of May 2013

09:00 – 09:10 Kick-off
09:10 – 09:20 TUM presenting group members and expectations
09:20 – 09:30 ITU presenting group members and expectations
09:30 – 10:30 ITU present problem statement, scope and method section
10:30 – 11:30
TUM present SAP HANA and Sybase Unwired Platform
11:30 – 11:55 TUM and ITU agree on a collaborative platform
11:55 – 12:00 Summing up kick-off session
Kick-off recording

3rd => 16th of May 2013

All day event                    TUM and ITU students co-create on the tools and schedule needed to get the most out of the workshop

17th of May 2013

08:50 – 08:55 Introduction to workshop session
08:55 – 09:00 Scoping intro
09:00 – 09:25 Scoping
09:25 – 09:30 Break
09:30 – 09:35 Research intro
09:35 – 10:05 Research / Story collecting
10:05 – 10:10
Synthesis intro
10:10 – 10:40 Synthesis / sharing stories / clustering / identifying opprotunity areas
10:40 – 10:45 Ideation intro
10:45 – 11:15 Ideation
11:15 – 11:20 Prototyping intro
11:20 – 12:20 Prototyping
12:20 – 12:45 Lunch
12:45 – 12:55 Feedback on where prototype(s) are heading
12:55 – 13:30 Finalizing prototype
13:30 – 13:40 Present prototype
13:40 – 13:55 Validation and Iteration
13:55 – 14:00 Summing up the workshop session

10th of June 2013

09:00 – 09:10 Introduction
09:10 – 09:30 ITU presenting feedback from end-users
09:30 – 09:45 TUM students evaluate on the end-user feedback
09:45 – 10:45 All participants evaluate the whole setup, outcome and share experiences
10:45 – 10:50
Closing comments from TUM students
10:50- 10:55 Closing comments from ITU Students
10:55- 11:00 Closing comments from moderators

TUM Student’s:
Tim Berger
Daniel Drieß
Moritz Kellermann
Nikolaos Sakiotis
Felix Schober

ITU Student’s:

Jesper Buron

Flemming Ben Christensen

Christian Ravn

Sebastian Windall Juhl

Nicolai Priess

Morten Bræmer Nielsen

As the collaboration goes forward we will upload pictures and student/ teacher comments. Executive Summary will also be available on this blog. If you would like more information on this setup you may contact the following people:

Technische Universität München
Vassilena Banova

IT University of Copenhagen
Lene Pries-Heje

SAP University Alliances
Jacob Lund

Regards, Jacob

Jacob Lund
Executive Assistant for Head of SAP Global University Alliances

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