On October 15, 2021 SAP announced the launch of our new exciting collaboration in Armenia – with EU TUMO Convergence Center for Engineering and Applied Sciences.
TUMO became a member of SAP University Alliances and TUMO´s students started to work in TUMO Labs with SAP Innovation Center Network on multiple Innovation Challenges to explore emerging topics such as the future of self-service, augmented access control or augmented extended planning and analysis, new AI/ML business scenarios.
On April 1st, a day of SAP 50th Anniversary, TUMO Labs and SAP organized a SAP Demo Day where students presented the results of SAP ICN Innovation Challenges they worked on during last 4 months.
Demo Day started with welcome talks by Bahareh Fatemi (Head of TUMO Labs), Lukasz Ostrowski (SAP ICN Development Manager), Igor Belousov (SAP University Alliances Content Delivery Director), Tigran Simonyan (Deputy CEO on Platforms and Technologies Development, ACBA bank) and Grigor Hovhannisyan (Director Business Angel Network of Armenia, SAP Startup Factory by BANA).
Afterwards the students presented the outcomes of their projects demonstrating high quality of both technical and visual results which in many cases exceeded the expectations of SAP ICN colleagues and SAP clients and partners participated to the Demo Day.
Quote from Lukasz Ostrowski (SAP ICN): “In the period of 4 months the students have the opportunity to put their creativity and skills to take on real-world business challenges of SAP ICN. The students came up with very tangible and realistic proposals and demo prototypes, which was quite impressive, given the complexity of the domains. We were pleased to see how advanced and ready to go certain solutions were. I think, the collaboration showed how much progress can be made where the innovative mind company meets innovative mind students. Working with TUMO Labs offers us the chance to find new talent and shape the next generation of enterprise software together”.
Quote from Igor Belousov (SAP University Alliances): “It is really a very special project for us where many entities worked together for the success. SAP ICN provides challenges and monitors the project’s progress. SAP University Alliances helps to choose best educational organizations and partners to run the challenges, and provides access for the students to SAP learning assets to successfully run the projects (SAP Learning Hub, Edition for SAP Next-Gen). TUMO Labs helps in orchestrating all activities, including student’s selection process, provides support for students in soft skills trainings, planning, etc. SAP client and partner ACBA bank provides technical SAP-related mentorship for students from ACBA’s IT professionals. And SAP Startup Factory by BANA can offer additional possibilities for the bright students Teams to further develop their projects and skills”.
Video quote from Bahareh Fatemi (Head of TUMO Labs).
Video quote from Tigran Simonyan (Deputy CEO on Platforms and Technologies Development, ACBA bank).
We are looking forward to the second round of SAP ICN Challenges in TUMO Labs to start in May 2022.