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SAP.iO Foundry New York

New Age Manufacturing

2024 Cohort | EST Time Zone

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Important Dates


March 31, 2024


May 2024


October 2024

About the Program

SAP.iO Foundry New York will launch a five-month, equity-free startup program in May 2024 for enterprise cloud startups that can help SAP customers in the industrial manufacturing industry succeed in today’s competitive environment by extending their investment in SAP S/4HANA. During the program, selected startups will build and develop long-term partnerships with SAP, including defining joint use cases, product integration, and various business development activities to explore joint opportunities with SAP customers. Select SAP customers will also be involved in the program, supporting screening, selections, and evaluating opportunities for proof of concepts.

Focus Areas

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

Artificial Intelligence

  • AI-Powered Assistant for Production Process (Routing) Creation
  • AI-Powered Work Instruction Writing Assistant
  • Assign Production Operators to Work
  • Goods Movement Auto-Correct
  • Intelligent Master Data
  • Intelligent Alerting

Quantum Computing in Manufacturing

  • Leveraging the power of quantum computing, businesses can transform how they manage uncertainties and risks in manufacturing and supply chains with data-driven approach


  • Optimize Energy Consumption and Reduce Carbon Footprint
    • Measure and track energy consumption and carbon emissions to identify key energy consumers.
    • Implement strategies to strategically shift energy consumption to off-peak times.
    • Explore dynamic pricing options to leverage cost-effective grid energy when available, lowering operational costs while minimizing carbon footprint.
  • Biofabrication: Explore sustainable and innovative material creation.

New & Advanced Manufacturing Approaches

  • Modular production
  • Distributed manufacturing
  • Social manufacturing
  • Factory as a Service: Utilize flexible, on-demand production resources.
  • Discrete Event Simulation: Optimize production processes and resource allocation.


  • Autonomous Factory/Plant
  • Autonomous Manufacturing

Supply Chain Resiliency

  • Analyze supplier risks and optimize safety stocks
  • Manufacturing Networks

Next-Gen Operator Support

  • Non-Conventional User Interaction: Enhance efficiency with voice or gesture control.
  • Augmented Reality: Provide step-by-step assembly guidance.

Surprise Us

  • Do you have an enterprise software solution for the manufacturing  industry that would benefit from an integration to SAP? We encourage you to apply (especially if you leverage AI)

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. Reached Series A-C maturity

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

If you believe this program is for you, we encourage you to apply for acceleration.

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