On June 19, 2017, the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) opened a new branch in New York City, one of the fastest growing tech hubs in the world. The new office, which is located on the 48th floor of 10 Hudson Yards in Manhattan, is one of the largest private real estate developments in the history of the United States.
HPI New York is responsible for enhancing HPI's global outreach through a variety of activities, including conferences, symposia, panel discussions, workshops as well as the establishment of strategic partnerships in academia and industry. It is also the headquarters of the Global Design Thinking Alliance.
The New York office shares information about HPI's research, teaching, and learning opportunities, including its Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), career opportunities, scholarships, and more.
In collaboration with our partner, SAP, HPI New York presents HPI research and innovations to research institutes, universities, companies, and government representatives based in the United States. The New York center enables HPI research groups to intensify cooperation with their American partners and launch new projects. HPI New York also organizes design thinking workshops on a regular basis. A schedule of HPI New York events can be found here.
HPI’s teaching and research focuses on the foundations and applications of large, highly complex and networked IT systems. In addition, HPI concentrates on the development and research of user-oriented innovations for all areas of life. The HPI School of Design Thinking is based on the Stanford model of the d.school and is Europe’s first innovation school for university students.
Since September, 2018, the Global Design Thinking Alliance’s Global Headquarters has been based in NYC. 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 best practices. The New York branch is part of the international HPI network and is the fifth location worldwide after Stanford, Cape Town, Nanjing and Haifa.