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SAP.iO Foundry Munich

Industry 4.0 Program

Fall 2022 Cohort

Important Dates


June 26, 2022


September 2022


December 2022

About the Program

Various factors are forcing companies to relocate their production back to the core markets. One factor, for example, is the changing geopolitical situation, which turns standard products into products with strategic importance. Another factor is the unreliable supply chain. This means opening new production facilities near Berlin, Paris, London or Tel Aviv. Which implies that production must be highly automated, efficient, socially responsible and meet the highest environmental standards. SAP is looking for partners to jointly find solutions for a new production reality.

In September 2022, SAP.iO will start a 3-month, equity-free startup program for B2B startups that help enterprises achieve the benefits and impact of Industry 4.0. During the 3-month program the selected startups will build and develop their long term-partnership with SAP, which include defining the joint use-case, product integration, and various business development activities to form initial pipeline of deals. A few SAP client will also be involved in the program, supporting screening, selections and be a potential beta-site for future PoCs.

Focus Areas

This founder friendly program will focus on supporting B2B technology startups across the world with solutions in the following areas:


Intelligent Factories

  • Modular production
  • 3D Factory Visualization & Simulation
  • Visual Inspection
  • Industrial Process Automation
  • Robotic Automation
  • Autonomous Manufacturing Technology
  • Dynamic Device Connectivity Management

Intelligent Assets

  • Prescriptive maintenance
  • Condition monitoring
  • Machine and equipment monitoring
  • Inspection management
  • Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO)

Sustainable Production

  • Circular Manufacturing
  • Compliance Methods & Reporting
  • Waste Container Tracking
  • Energy management
  • Carbon management platform
  • Wireless energy monitoring
  • Environmental supply-chain monitoring

Empowered People

  • Monitoring and exception handling
  • Worker safety
  • Drone analytics
  • Smart devices
  • Remote inspection
  • AR remote assistance

What We Look For

In addition to aligning to this program’s focus areas, your startup should:

1. Have a clear product-market fit for an enterprise software solution

2. Have secured VC funding

3. Have existing enterprise customers

4. Have resources in place to fully participate during the acceleration phase

5. Have sales and marketing resources to support your partnership with SAP