HPI Academy


We Started as a Design Thinking Pioneer - Today we are the Center of Excellence for Professional Development

The HPI Academy was founded in 2009 as a pioneer in Design Thinking and has since established its place in Germany and Europe. Today, the HPI Academy is regarded as a Center of Excellence for Professional Development and offers a wide-ranging portfolio of educational offerings.  

The HPI Academy is one of the leading providers of training, further education, and certification in innovation and transformation, where agile digital, leadership, and methodological skills play a foundational role.  

The HPI Academy offers a combination of well-founded, outstanding knowledge based on research and real-world experience from around the world. As a Center of Excellence, and with the help of its connections to the Digital Engineering Faculty of the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) and the University of Potsdam, the HPI Academy guarantees the best training and further education with high academic standards. The HPI Academy maps the transfer of knowledge onto all topics relevant for innovation and the future and provides professionals with the qualifications they need for the challenges of tomorrow.  

Individual participants and companies acquire not only skills in comprehensive design thinking, IT, the digital economy, and leadership, they can also be certified in developing solutions for complex problems in different contexts through the application of agile and user-oriented methods of innovation. Along with this certificate in “Innovation Excellence”, we also offer comprehensive training for people seeking to become certified Design Thinking coaches.  

Our partnerships with world-renowned business schools such as the Stanford Center for Professional Development, ESMT Berlin and HEC Paris offer our customers unique added value. 

Every year, several hundred professionals and executives join our workshops; for further training or certification. In total, we have accompanied around 18,000 professionals on their learning journeys in recent years. Of course, we can also visit our customers on site or offer hybrid workshop formats on request. 

Since our founding, we have been able to accompany many well-known companies in around 500 innovation projects. Many DAX 40 companies are among our customers.   

If you would like to learn more about our clients, you can find a selection of our company cases here.  


HPI Academy Launches New Networking Event Series “Innovation Excellence Talks”

HPI Academy Launches New Networking Event Series “Innovation Excellence Talks”

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