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Hasso Plattner receives Werner-von-Siemens-Ring

The award recognizes his commitment to Germany as a business location

Hasso Plattner is awarded the prestigious Werner-von-Siemens-Ring. Since 1916, the foundation of the same name honors the life achievement of important engineers. The jury's verdict for one of the most important German scientific and technical awards states: As the founder of SAP, Hasso Plattner had a decisive influence on Germany as a business location and repeatedly built bridges with a wealth of ideas - between science and research, industry and politics.

Professor Hasso Plattner was honored on 20 December 2017 with the renowned Werner-von-Siemens-Ring. (Photo: HPI / K.Herschelmann)

Professor Christoph Meinel, Director of the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering, is pleased about the award for the HPI Founder: "For decades, Hasso Plattner has been successful in linking economics and science. Hasso Plattner's enthusiasm, his knowledge and his keen sense for innovations in the field of IT have inspired many people and projects far beyond the HPI in recent decades. "This has benefited both Germany as a business location and Germany as a business location.

Further information at: http://siemens-ring.de/

Hasso Plattner founded the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam in 1998 with the aim of training internationally competitive IT junior staff there. Since then, he has not only funded the HPI, but is also involved in research and teaching as head of the Enterprise Platform and Integration Concepts department. At his initiative, the development of numerous groundbreaking innovations goes back. His most significant examples include HPI research on in-memory data management. They led the product group SAP to the product HANA. In 2012, the technology received both the German Innovation Award and the Innovation Award Berlin-Brandenburg.

The Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) in Potsdam is Germany's university center of excellence for digital engineering (https://hpi.de). With the bachelor and master program "IT-Systems Engineering", the joint digital engineering faculty of the University of Potsdam and the HPI offers a Germany-wide unique and especially practical engineering computer science course, which is currently used by about 500 students. In the CHE university rankings, the HPI always occupies top positions. The HPI School of Design Thinking, Europe's first innovation school for students based on the model of Stanford d.school, offers 240 places per year for additional study. There are currently thirteen professors and more than 50 visiting professors, lecturers and lecturers at HPI. It does excellent university research - in its IT fields, but also in the HPI Research School for PhD students with their research outposts in Cape Town, Haifa and Nanjing. The focus of HPI teaching and research are the foundations and applications of large, highly complex and networked IT systems. Added to this is the development and research of user-oriented innovations for all areas of life.