Our services

The HPI Academy is the leading provider of executive education in the fields of Design Thinking and Innovation. A trailblazer of a new corporate working culture, we are a spin-off of the Hasso Plattner Institute that offers high-quality Design Thinking education for professionals as well as C-Level IT Consulting.

The HPI Academy designs learning experiences tailored to your team’s unique background and needs, and integrates our research and expertise in Design Thinking, IT-trends, and business innovation. 

Design Thinking

Design Thinking is a systematic approach to innovation that leverages multidisciplinary teams, flexible working spaces, and creative methodologies in order to create user-centered products, services or experiences. The HPI Academy can support you in starting or deepening your journey of sustainable innovation using Design Thinking.

  • Offerings for individuals: “Open Courses” for beginners, “Open Course Deep Dives” for advanced learners, a certification program, and the “Professional Track” for individuals and small teams bringing their own practical project. 
  • Offerings for organizations: We can design custom methodological and strategic workshops, coach design thinking projects within organizations, and support organizations in implementing a new working culture based on design thinking principles.

IT Consulting

Today’s fast-changing business environment and technology make the right IT strategy essential for the sustainable success of your company. The HPI Academy supports decision makers by leveraging the skills and expertise of the HPI in formulating IT strategy, leading digital initiatives or implementing Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC).