October 15, 2021
About the Program
In January 2022, SAP.iO Foundry Paris is kicking off an equity-free program for startups that are helping to drive circularity for customers in service industries such as passenger & cargo travel and engineering construction and operations by helping redefine the design, production, demand and supply of products through their use cycles for reusability, waste reduction and new value creation. This program provides technical and go-to-market support to help startups integrate with SAP solutions, accelerate their entry into a curated, inclusive ecosystem, and scale through mentorship, demand generation, and opportunities to increase visibility with SAP customers.
This founder friendly program will focus on supporting B2B technology startups across the world with solutions in the following areas:
Responsible Design & Production
Provide visibility into product use & fate and insight into material value maintenance or loss at end-of-life. Provide material, product and customer insights to create new value and develop innovative business models.
Ethically connect sources of secondary material demand to supply to maintain its highest value.
Resource Recovery & Reuse
Provide insights businesses need to deliver collection, processing, recycling and composting infrastructure to increase cycling of material flows at their highest value.
Engage and empower consumers to choose more sustainable products and improve product experience across the entire product lifecycle.
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