In the early years, companies involved in student projects on the HPI campus quickly discovered the excitement of the topics, which are researched and taught at the Hasso Plattner Institute. The wish soon grew among them to not only accompany student projects, but to actually drive innovation processes in their own companies. This customer wish was the initial spark for the foundation of the Hasso-Plattner-Institute Academy (HPI Academy) on March 20, 2009.
The history of the HPI Academy is a history of innovation. It was at the HPI that the first Design Thinking company workshops were held in Germany. The HPI Academy now has around 30 employees and a network of over 200 freelance coaches. Since its foundation, over 10 000 professionals have been trained and over 500 workshops have been held. 80 % of the German Dax companies are our customers.
The HPI Academy has a broad portfolio in the areas of design thinking, IT and digitization. Our formats ranges from method workshops, project workshops, the certification program for design thinking coaches, the leadership program Leading Digital Transformation to implementation and project support.
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