Step 5: SAP provides the technical expertise and potentially funds the innovator.
Step 6: Customer and Innovator develop working prototypes using SAP HANA.
Definition for Key Terms
“Edge Idea” is a customer’s breakthrough idea that will add significant value if implemented, but it is not necessarily stopping their current business.
Typical reasons for not implementing such ideas are
Lack of special expertise required to implement a solution
Lack of resources as these ideas does not stop the current business.
Inability to estimate the risk during the implementation.
Example: Replace manual process or provide recommendations to the user by analyzing unstructured data using a combination of predictive and machine learning algorithms.
SAP can also provide edge ideas. In this case, SAP will play the role of customer.
SAP HANA customers who want to leverage SAP HANA Idea Incubator to build working prototypes to their edge ideas together with innovators.
Anyone with deep understanding of computer algorithms, data sciences, or statistics interested in implementing customer’s edge ideas with working prototypes using SAP HANA.
Professors, students from reputed universities and trusted SAP Partners are some of the innovators currently participating in the program.
“Proposal” is a short description of working prototype that implements customer’s idea.
Based on the evaluation criteria, customer will select a proposal(s) to build working prototype(s).
“Prototype” refers to a working implementation of customer’s idea based on previously submitted “proposal”.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How is my intellectual property protected?
The Customer and the Innovator can determine how their intellectual property is protected, because they determine the agreements that cover the provision of a Solution once a proposal is accepted. Please note you provide SAP a license to all content you post on the Website. See the Additional Terms for details.
The SCN ToU applies to your use of this Website as well as the SCN, but this website also requires acceptance of Additional Terms which apply specifically to the services only this website offers. Please read the Additional Terms carefully.
3. Who owns the IP?
The Customer and the Innovator can determine who will own the intellectual property before beginning work on the Solution. The Customer and Innovator may wish to capture their understanding in an agreement. Please note you provide SAP a license to all content you post on the Website. See the Additional Terms for details.
4. What if I don’t like the work?
Any disputes related to the provision of the Solution must be settled by the parties to the transaction. SAP is not a party to any transactions between third party Customers and Innovators. SAP does not guarantee the quality of the work and is not responsible for enforcing your rights.
5. How do I get paid for my work or pay for a Solution?
The Customer and Innovator can determine the proper payment method before beginning work; SAP does not provide any payment mechanism through the Website. The Customer and Innovator may wish to capture their understanding in an agreement.
6. What if I don’t get the payment?
Any disputes related to the provision of the Solution must be settled by the parties to the transaction. SAP is not a party to any transactions between third party Customers and Innovators. SAP does not guarantee the receipt of payment and is not responsible for enforcing your rights.
7. If multiple proposals win, how will the award amount be distributed among the teams?
Each Customer may decide whether to give multiple awards and how the awards will be split. Customers should say in the problem statement or in their agreements whether multiple proposals will be accepted and how awards will be distributed.
8. Can I publish my findings related to the Solution?
Publication rights are determined by the Customer. Customers should say in the problem statement whether publication is allowed. No publications may contain any SAP Confidential Information.
For SAP HANA Customer
1. How is SAP HANA Idea Incubator program helping SAP HANA Customers?
SAP HANA Idea Incubator program provides qualified innovators who are experts in the fields of computer algorithms, data sciences, or statistics. These innovators will help you implement your idea with working prototype. Customers can brainstorm their implementation strategies with diverse group of experts. Customers can gain the experience in leveraging their SAP HANA investments.
2. What is the process to participate?
All SAP HANA Customers can participate in this program. Sign the terms and conditions and legal agreements. Submit your edge idea thru SAP HANA Idea Incubator website.
See the existing ideas in the SAP HANA Idea Incubator website to get better understanding of expected input.
3. What happens after I submit my edge idea?
SAP will review and notify if any changes required. Accepted ideas are visible to innovators to submit implementation proposals.
4. Can I select multiple proposals?
5. Can I reject all proposals?
6. Can I setup a time period to accept proposals?
7. What are the evaluation criteria to accept proposal?
As a customer, you have complete freedom to choose the evaluation criteria.
1. How is SAP HANA Idea Incubator program helping Innovators?
Innovators get the opportunity to work with SAP customers to implement real business ideas using real test data. SAP will provide necessary support to build prototypes using SAP HANA. SAP may potentially fund the innovator. Innovators will get the opportunity to expose their research topics to border business community. Innovators can get help from SAP to learn and develop applications with world most advanced database, SAP HANA.
2. What is the process to participate?
You should have deep understanding of computer algorithms, data sciences, or statistics interested in implementing customer’s edge ideas with working prototypes using SAP HANA.
Sign the terms and conditions and related legal agreements. Submit your edge idea thru SAP HANA Idea Incubator website.
3. How do I submit the proposal?
Read the idea description and submit your proposal here.
4. What happens after I submit a proposal?
Customer will review your proposal and selects the best proposal. You will be notified if your proposal is selected.
5. What is the deadline for submitting Challenges?
Customer will provide the deadline as part of idea description.
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