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Join this free online course to learn about innovation culture. You’ll gain insights into the core elements of innovation culture and discover how to apply these principles within your organization.

Self-paced since November 5, 2020
Language: English
Subtitles (auto-generated): Deutsch, English, Français, Español

Course information

Course Summary

This course is designed to help you understand the core elements of innovation culture and enable you to apply these principles within your organization.
The SAP AppHaus, a global network of customer-facing design and innovation teams, has designed and developed a framework of five key interconnected enablers of innovation culture: people, process, place, leadership, and technology. In three weeks, you’ll learn how people play a central role in innovation culture, where and how innovation happens, and be empowered with the skills and insights you need to drive and implement innovation as well as manage and sustain organizational change.
Get started now and gain hands-on experience with this award-winning innovation culture toolkit.

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Course Characteristics

Course Content

Week 1: Ready, Set, Go!
Week 2: Where and How Innovation Happens
Week 3: From Thinking to Doing
Week 4: Final Exam

Target Audience

CIOs, project managers, business consultants, sales consultants, innovation managers
Digitalization/transformation leads

Further Learning

Course contents

  • Week 1:

    Ready, Set, Go!
  • Week 2:

    Where and How Innovation Happens
  • Week 3:

    From Thinking to Doing
  • I Like, I Wish:

    We Love Your Feedback … And Want More
  • Final Exam:

    Good Luck!

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Course End
Nov 05, 2020
Course Start
Oct 07, 2020


This course was rated with 4.45 stars in average from 414 votes.

Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a Record of Achievement by earning at least 50% of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments.
  • Gain a Confirmation of Participation by completing at least 50% of the course material.

Find out more in the certificate guidelines.

This course is offered by

Matthias Langholz

Matthias Langholz advises and coaches international organizations on their transformation journey towards a people-centric innovation culture. He believes in supportive leadership, empathy for customers and employees, and failure culture as key ingredients for innovation. Matthias is a passionate Design Thinking coach and an active member of the SAP Design Thinking and Innovation community, driving cross-organizational exchange and alignment. 

Edda Mann

Edda Mann is passionate about helping organizations learn how to be creative and tackle complex challenges in new ways. After working in various roles in development, Edda became a Design Thinking coach in 2012. She joined the AppHaus Heidelberg team in 2015, where she assists customers on the path to digital transformation. With her professional experience and a human-centered approach, Edda enables and supports organizations that seek to adopt a culture of innovation.

Holger Seubert

Holger Seubert has been working as a technical architect in the area of Platform & Technology at SAP since 2013. He is responsible for mapping customer requirements to an IT systems architecture. Holger’s focus is on the capabilities delivered by SAP’s Business Technology Platform.
Before joining SAP, Holger worked for IBM, first as a software developer and later as a technical sales specialist. He also worked for a start-up company as a solution architect. Since 2006, Holger has lectured on database fundamentals at the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University.

Laura Mendoza

Laura Mendoza is the head of SAP’s New York AppHaus, leading a team of designers who deliver innovation and value through a human-centered approach.
Prior to joining this creative team, Laura worked as a certified enterprise architect, advising businesses on their digital transformation roadmaps and helping them navigate the opportunities and threats of emerging technologies.
Laura believes that the greatest impact of innovation lies at the crossroads of empathy for the end-user (Design Thinking) and strategic, scalable transformation (Architecture Thinking). She works with her teams and customers to deliver innovation that is desirable, viable, and feasible.

Andreas Hauser

Andreas Hauser is senior vice president of the AppHaus Network at SAP. His global team offers innovation services for customers to help them on their digital transformation journey. The team applies a human-centered innovation approach to transform business data into customer value based on SAP’s Business Technology Platform, and helps customers to establish a design-led innovation culture within their organization.
Andreas is passionate about humanizing business software through design and putting people at the center of it all. He has more than 16 years’ experience with leading global Design and Design Thinking teams. Prior to this, Andreas was vice president of User Experience for cloud solutions at SAP.
Andreas studied Business Information Technology at the University of Cooperative Education in Mannheim and has been working for SAP since 1991.