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SAP Research & Innovation Award India

In 2008 SAP Research, the global research department of SAP, in collaboration with SAP Labs India, had invited faculty members of Indian Universities to submit research proposals and awarded the 1st SAP Research & Innovation Award India research grants to the top 5 succeeding projects selected through a highly competitive process. IIT Bombay, IIIT Delhi, BITS Pilani, XLRI Jamshedpur and PESIT Bangalore are the recipients of these project awards and these projects are currently under execution.

SAP Research is now pleased to announce the SECOND round of SAP Research & Innovation Award India.

SECOND ROUND Awards decided -- We have received a large number of proposals, called for the detailed proposals and evaluated them. On April 1 the FIVE winning proposals have been notified.

Name of the Institute
Accepted Proposal Topic
Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
Topic: ICT for health care
Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
Topic: Temporal data mining
Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore
Topic: Smart Cities
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Topic: High performance and high scale information retrieval
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Topic: Machine learning and advanced text analytics
THANK YOU ALL FOR PARTICIPATION in the SECOND round of SAP Research & Innovation Award India.


SAP Research, the global research department of SAP, invites faculty members & research staff of Indian Universities to submit proposals for the

2nd SAP Research & Innovation Award India

The award includes research grants for the top 5 successful proposals to be selected in a competitive process that will be conducted as follows:

After the initial round of submitting a brief project abstract via online submission (stage 1), the most promising of the received proposals will be asked to submit a full project proposal (stage 2). The final winners will be chosen by a committee of SAP research experts from this set.

Up to 5 of the presented proposals will be awarded the 2nd SAP Research & Innovation Award India and receive funding from SAP Research to the tune of Ten Lakh Rupees.

Please see below for research grant details.

Research categories the projects should fall into:

1. Web Information Quality
    - Tools and Technologies to assess the quality of information on the Internet
2. Service Science
    - Research in the emerging area of service science focused on two specific verticals
      i. ICT for Health Care
      ii. ICT for Education
3. Data mining, machine learning, text understanding and analytics, sentiment analysis, information retrieval, economic data mining
4. Cloud Computing and high-performance computing
5. Information visualization
6. Human-Computer Interaction
7. Business Intelligence
    a. Statistical
    b. Predictive
    c. Real-time

Submission deadline for online submissions (stage 1): 15th January 2010

What you can expect

  • Sponsorship of your research project in one of the above mentioned areas and collaborative support from SAP Research
  • Cooperation with the world's 3rd largest independent software vendor and undisputed #1 business solutions provider
  • Possibility of continuing collaboration with SAP Research and partners following the end of the sponsored project

Research grant details

The 2nd SAP Research & Innovation Award India is a research grant of Ten Lakh Rupees for research projects at Indian universities and research institutes. The projects should not exceed 12 months duration and should fall into one of the research categories mentioned above. The projects will be conducted on the premises of the university / research institute, SAP Research will offer collaborative support for the projects and possible continuing cooperation following the end of the project.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline for stage 1 (project abstract): 15th January 2010
  • Notification of acceptance for stage 1: 1st February 2010
  • Submission deadline for stage 2 (full proposals): 7th March 2010
  • Notification of acceptance of winning proposals: 1st April 2010

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As the global technology research unit of SAP, SAP Research significantly contributes to SAP's product portfolio and extends SAP's leading position by identifying and shaping emerging IT trends through applied research and corporate venturing.


In contrast to SAP's product groups, which work on new functions and releases, SAP researchers explore opportunities that haven't yet been developed into products. We track technology trends, evaluate the potential impact on SAP solutions and customers, and generate breakthrough technologies.


The business model of SAP Research is based on co-innovation through collaborative research. Working with leading universities, partners, customers, and SAP product groups, SAP Research oversees the development of promising ideas and prototypes into market-ready software for maximum customer value.