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SAP opens café/innovation space March 19


Palo Alto, Calif. – SAP is opening HanaHaus, a new cafe and community workspace that aims to foster a culture of technology innovation, on March 19. Located in Palo Alto, California, HanaHaus seeks to become a central hub of activity that supports new thinking and entrepreneurial energy.

The 15,000-sq.-ft., multi-purpose space features a full-service cafe as well as newly renovated work areas. SAP is partnering with local coffee retailer Blue Bottle Coffee to provide full cafe service. In addition to seating and cafe space, HanaHaus will also offer:

• Open workspaces and closed-door meeting rooms that can be rented for a small fee by individuals and groups.

• A large assembly space accommodating up to 100 people for special events put on by HanaHaus or others who rent it out.

• Design thinking workshops, innovation showcases, how-to sessions, inspirational speakers, hackathons, musical events and more.

• A tech desk where entrepreneurs and others can learn about the latest innovations, inquire about services and connect with experts.

The idea behind HanaHaus started with Hasso Plattner, chairman of the Supervisory Board of SAP.

"HanaHaus is not just a physical space," said Plattner. "Our goal is to create a sense of community, along with a culture that actively fosters creativity, connection and collaboration. These elements are vital to discovery and the cultivation of new ideas. We believe that you can't replace the energy that comes from bringing people together. HanaHaus is open to everyone and we're eager to see how it evolves as people make it their own."

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