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 the innovation method of … > Go to article

Open Course im Design-Thinking 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. > Go to article

Workshop an der HPI Academy: Design Thinking Advanced

Design Thinking and Organizational Implementation

HPI Academy and ESMT Berlin have united to combine their expertise for this three-day hands-on program: HPI Academy provides the high-level Design Thinking input and insights on implementing Design … > Go to article

Design Thinking and Organizational Implementation 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 “toolbox” to experienced design … > Go to article

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

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! > Go to article

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 practical challenge in a … > Go to article


The Design Thinking Sprint was designed for teams who want to go through a 5-day structured and professionally moderated Design Thinking process to work on an internal issue. > Go to article

Stragienentwicklung mit Design Thinking_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 develop concepts for the … > Go to article

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


Details HPI-Stanford Certificate Leading Digital Transformation and Innovation

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

Digital Transformation and Design Thinking 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 challenges within their working … > Go to article

Design Thinking der Professional Track an der HPI-Academy

Certification Design Thinking Coach

Upon completion of the program, participants will have the methodological competence, practical experience and personal confidence to successfully support teams through design thinking projects. > Go to article

Zertifizierung zum Design Thinking Coach mit der HPI Academy


Design Thinking for Teams – Online Workshop

In our online workshop, participants go through all phases of the Design Thinking process using a real project task. This will give them a first insight into the method and they will also get to know … > Go to article

Strategic Design Thinking For Every Day

This is an online course for change makers who want to use Strategic Design Thinking for everyday challenges. You learn to use the whole potential of the approach, going beyond the method and the … > Go to article

MOOC Consulting

We offer an innovative learning platform and advice on course design. Working closely with the experts at Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering, we advise you on the creation of your own … > Go to article

Experteninputs und Workshops am Hasso Plattner Institut_Digitalization A Technological Persepctive


Eckes-Granini at HPI Academy