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.

Formats for individuals

Open Course - Design Thinking

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, Lean Startup and Agile Development

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

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

Studying Design Thinking

Studying at the HPI School of Design Thinking is also possible for professionals: Together with the students of the Design Thinking Basic Track you can … > more

Studium in Design Thinking an der HPI Academy

Certification Design Thinking Coach

Design Thinking is one of the world’s most popular approaches for establishing a dynamic, user-centric, goal-oriented innovation culture in companies. The many layers of … > more

Zertifizierung zum Design Thinking Coach mit der HPI Academy

For organizations

Design Thinking team 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

Project coaching

You want your team to use Design Thinking for their own, real-life challenges over longer term projects? The HPI Academy is experienced in creating individual coaching … > more

Projektcoaching im Design Thinking an der HPI Academy

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


Rent premises at HPI

Looking for suitable premises for your event? Our modern premises are open to non-students not only during our Executive Education workshops, but also during external … > more

Haupteingang des Hasso Plattner Instituts

Workshop rooms

Ideas flourish best in a free and flexible working environment. Our workshop facilities offer you the perfect setting for your innovation experience - superbly located … > more

IT & Digitalization

HPI-Stanford Certificate “Leading Digital Transformation and Innovation“ (LDTAI)

Together with the Stanford Center of Professional Development at Stanford University we offer a program on digital transformation > more

Digital Transformation and Design Thinking an der HPI Academy

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


Eckes-Granini at HPI Academy