The new SAP Next-Gen Lab is situated at Victoria University’s Melbourne city Flinders campus and is designed to encourage collaboration and innovation by Master of Business students.
“We are delighted and honoured that the first SAP Next-Gen Lab will be based at VU. This is yet another opportunity to build on our ongoing partnership for the benefit of our students. VU graduates will have unique skills and industry connections that will make them stand out to business and technology providers,” said Professor Colin Clark, dean, College of Business, Victoria University.
The university’s Masters of ERP and Business Analytics students with be provided, in the first semester, with a project task by O-I Glass, a world glass bottle and jar manufacturer, which has 75 production plants in 21 countries, and employs 21,000 people.
- Connect companies recruiting next-generation leaders with students and graduates who have specific digital-transformation knowledge and skills;
- Showcase startups with corporations seeking to seed disruptive innovation; and
- Enable students to work on SAP Next-Gen projects with industry partners, including SAP customers.
Bruce McKinnon, head of Digital Business Services, SAP Australia and New Zealand, said that by opening new channels for Victoria University’s students to share and collaborate with other thought leaders in academia and industry, “this partnership provides the opportunity for them to harness the technologies and innovation driving the digital transformation of industries today. I can’t wait to see the innovations they produce".