SAP’s Innovation Center: Where Businesses and Communities Unite Monday, 21 October 2019 from 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Streaming Location
Katella Terrace
Session Type
Learning Experience

In 2018, SAP sought to redefine how innovative teams use office spaces. Its goal was to create a destination that enables people with ideas and capital to connect. They leveraged "design thinking" to create a community space for collaboration and innovation. A brainchild was born: the SAP Innovation Center and HanaHaus for Orange County's thinkers, makers and doers. Through ideation and prototype building, an unconventional, collaborative workspace and research development center was formed. This synergistic environment and unique co-working experience features the latest technology and functional design, transforming a community of innovators and idealists into a community of founders.

Key Takeaways:

  • Discover how collaborative efforts enabled Orange County’s entrepreneurs, innovators and venture capitalists to shape a space that serves their purpose and creates a reality where ideas and capital can unite.

  • Learn how Global Real Estate Facilities enabled the user to imagine an innovative environment that meets their needs and the needs of the community.

  • Understand how SAP solved the needs of Orange County’s start-up ecosystem through design and construction of a new purpose-driven and synergistic destination.


Portrait photo of Jennifer Walton Jennifer Walton
Principal/Project Director, H. Hendy Associates
Portrait photo of Daniel Zimmer Daniel Zimmer
General Manager Innovation Center Southern California, SAP


Collaboration, Flex Work, Innovation

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