In June 2017 the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) opened a new branch in New York, which numbers among the fastest growing tech hubs in the world. The new office is located on the 48th floor of the Hudson Yards building complex in Manhattan – one of the largest new projects in the US.
Together with our partner, the SAP Leonardo Innovation Services, we will present the work and research fields of HPI to New York’s research institutes, universities and companies at the office. The New York branch will also allow all research areas of the HPI to intensify their cooperation with their American partners or to launch new projects.
The focus of HPI’s teaching and research is 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.
In September the Global Design Thinking Association will start working at the office. 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 York branch is part of the international HPI network and is the fifth location worldwide after Stanford, Cape Town, Nanjing and Haifa.