Successfully shaping the digital transformation with Design Thinking

The HPI Academy is located in the middle of the Babelsberg campus, surrounded by the digital engineering faculty of the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) and the University of Potsdam. It is the continuing education arm of the HPI. Established by SAP founder Hasso Plattner, HPI realizes his vision of a university for the future. HPI teaches and conducts research in IT systems engineering, digital health, entrepreneurship, and Design Thinking. The HPI Academy makes this knowledge available to professionals already in the workplace.

HPI Academy clients benefit from an unmistakable combination of research and teaching on future-oriented topics and practical experience from corporate projects.

HPI Academy's offerings help you:

  • establish a corporate culture that will survive the digital transformation;
  • develop a sustainable corporate strategy;
  • successfully shape innovation and change processes;
  • make users confident in the methods of Design Thinking.


Program managers at the HPI Academy have extensive experience in international strategy and innovation projects. The HPI Academy also has a network of well over 200 experienced Design Thinking coaches.


HPI Academy's offerings range from workshops in various aspects of Design Thinking, agile methods, and digital transformation, accompanying innovation and change processes, and digital product development.


Design Thinking Introduction

You want to develop new approaches to innovation in your company? The Design Thinking Open Course is a three-day workshop which brings you closer to the core elements of … > more

Open Course im Design-Thinking an der HPI-Academy

Design Thinking and Organizational Implementation

HPI Academy and ESMT Berlin, two leading players in Germany’s executive education market, have united to combine their expertise for this three-day hands-on program: HPI … > more

Design Thinking and Organizational Implementation an der HPI Academy

Design Thinking Advanced

Our new format for participants with design thinking experience: "Design Thinking Advanced". The workshop intensifies the work with the learned tools and methods.  … > more

Workshop an der HPI Academy: Design Thinking Advanced

Design Thinking meets Change Management

You want to face the challenges of Change Management in a user-centric way? Then this Design Thinking Masterclass from the HPI Academy is the right program!  … > more

Lean-Startup und agile-Entwicklung an der HPI-Academy

Design Thinking and Agile

Intensive courses with different themes designed to help participants use and get a deeper understanding of the methods involved. The aim is to provide an expanded … > more

Lean-Startup und agile-Entwicklung an der HPI-Academy

project coaching

Design Thinking project workshops

Our trainings are designed to match the unique background, experiences and goals of your group. Learn Design Thinking in a methodological workshop or apply it to your own … > more

Implementing Design Thinking in your organization

Would you like to create a culture of innovation in your company, inspire your staff with new ways of thinking and develop concrete, user-centered products or services? We … > more

Implementierung der Design Thinking Kultur in Ihrer Organisation mit der HPI Academy


Design Thinking - Professional Track

This program is specifically designed for executives who are decision makers and innovation catalysts in organizations searching for creative solutions to the complex … > more

Design Thinking der Professional Track an der HPI-Academy

Certification Design Thinking Coach

Design thinking is one of the world’s most popular approaches for establishing a dynamic, user-centered, goal-oriented innovation culture in companies. Our experience … > more

Zertifizierung zum Design Thinking Coach mit der HPI Academy

IT & Digitalization

Workshops and inputs

In our customized workshops and inputs delivered by HPI scientists we make you and your team familiar with the latest IT trends and developments. > more

Design Thinking Teamworkshops an der HPI-Academy

IT Consulting

In cooperation with one of Germany's most noted university institutes for IT, the HPI, we offer professional C-Level IT Consulting and Coaching as well as expertise in the … > more

IT & Digitalisierung an der HPI Academy

Start-up Safari

Let’s go on Safari in Berlin – and be inspired by the heart of the German start-up community > more


Eckes-Granini at HPI Academy