Software giant SAP is expanding its already sizeable investment in Berlin by 200 million euros, reports The Tagesspiegel. The money is earmarked for the construction of a new “digital campus” not far from the German capital’s main train station.
The campus will encompass 30,000 square meters and three buildings. The project is set for completion in 2022, and it will eventually be home to 1200 employees. The focus of the campus will be on AI, machine learning and blockchain. SAP said its investment decision was based on the innovation strength, the presence of IT experts and the international appeal of the German capital.
“Berlin has a unique aura that radiates beyond Europe,” says SAP Technology Director Jürgen Müller.
The new Berlin campus will not affect SAP’s innovation center in nearby Potsdam. The company, which has its headquarters in the southern German town of Walldorf, employs more than 98,000 people worldwide.