From 19 to 21 June 2017, the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) will celebrate the opening of its new branch in New York. The network conference "Sharing Knowledge, Creating Visions" will take center stage on 20 June, when HPI officially presents itself in New York.
"Together with our partner, the SAP innovation platform Next-Gen, we would like to present the work and research fields of HPI to New York's leading research institutes, universities and companies," said HPI Director Professor Christoph Meinel. The New York branch will allow all research areas to intensify their cooperation with their American partners or to launch new projects.
There will also be many new neighbors among the guests, as the branch facility is located on the 48th floor of the Hudson Yards building complex - one of the largest new projects in the city. Besides Silicon Valley, New York numbers among the fastest growing tech hubs.
On 19 and 21 June, the focal point will be the innovative approach of design thinking. A method that helps solve problems creatively and quickly, design thinking is carried out in multidisciplinary teams with the focus on the user. On Monday a workshop of the HPI-Stanford Design Thinking Research Program, with Professor Larry Leifer and Professor Christoph Meinel, will address the communication of research results. On 21 June, the Global Design Thinking Association will take place. The aim of this international initiative is the creation of a design-thinking platform for the exchange of research results, training, and training concepts as well as trends and best practice.
The new branch is part of the international HPI network and is the fifth location worldwide after Stanford, Cape Town, Nanjing and Haifa.