Hasso Plattner Institute, New York

HPI New York – Solving global challenges through digital engineering, collaboration, and design thinking. Become a part of HPI's global community.
About Hasso Plattner Institute
The Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI), Germany's University Excellence Center for Digital Engineering, opened its NYC office at 10 Hudson Yards in June 2017 and the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Health at Mount Sinai in March 2019.
HPI New York is responsible for enhancing HPI's global outreach through a variety of activities, including conferences, symposia, panel discussions, workshops as well as the establishment of strategic partnerships in academia and industry. It is also the headquarters of the Global Design Thinking Alliance.

The office also shares information about HPI's research, teaching, and learning opportunities, including its Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), career opportunities, scholarships, and more.
The Hasso Plattner Institute, New York, in collaboration with the German International School of Silicon Valley and Tenafly High School received a generous grant for its project, "Shaping the Future of Entrepreneurship in Germany and the United States." Listen to HPI alumni founders speak with high school students about how they founded their companies and their entrepreneurial journeys here.
Upcoming events
September 29, New York
Symposium: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Transatlantic Bridges
HPI Director, Dr. Joann Halpern has been invited to give a talk at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering Symposium on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Transatlantic Bridges.
September 30, New York
What do you need in order to successfully plan and launch your EUropean career? Interested in finding a job in the US with EUropean languages? Career Booster EUrope is an information and networking fair that prepares you for both.
September 30, New York
HPI Director, Dr. Joann Halpern will be moderating a panel on the European job market during the Career Booster Europe conference, which will take place in NYC.
October 19-20, New York
HPI alumna, Isabel Baer will be presenting at the DWIH Future Forum: From Crisis to Resilience, which will take place in New York City. HPI NY will be actively participating in the Forum.
October 25-26, Potsdam, Germany
In today's world, sustainability has become critical to the growth and success of businesses. There is no doubt that the ongoing digitalization and networking of devices and systems have a significant impact on...
October 27, New York
Germany Grad Fair 2023
Are you planning to pursue a graduate degree abroad? This event is designed to help you navigate the process, from finding the right program and university to understanding the requirements and application process. The invitation will be available soon.
November 3, New York
Digital Health - Machine Learning
Past events
September 19-20, New York
HPI NY will participate in the Fast Company Innovation Festival where innovators from across the globe convene to share ideas, network, and learn about the latest developments in technology, design, sustainability, and more.
September 15, New York
World Health Organization at HPI New York
HPI New York looks forward to hosting representatives from the World Health Organization to discuss future collaboration possibilities, especially in the area of online learning.
September 15, New York
Introduction to Design Thinking for SFC Faculty
HPI director, Dr. Joann Halpern will introduce faculty members from SFC to the design thinking process. Topics covered include working outside of your comfort zone, and the Design Thinking phases. Participants will also learn about the Hasso Plattner Institute, some of its innovative research projects, and its MOOC platform, openhpi.de.
September 1, New York
Introduction to HPI and Design Thinking
HPI Director, Dr. Joann Halpern will provide an introduction to HPI and Design Thinking for students from Campus OWL. Students will learn about design thinking, masters, PhD and postdoc opportunities at HPI, HPI's MOOC platform and how to integrate design thinking into their work.
August 29, New York
This workshop is for postdocs based in the US who are interested in building academic networks and securing positions in Germany both within and beyond academia. Learn about research funding opportunities...
August 28, New York
Introduction to Design Thinking and HPI
HPI Director, Dr. Joann Halpern ran a design thinking workshop with bachelors and masters students from universities in North Rhine Westphalia. Students also learned about the Hasso Plattner Institute, its innovative culture, and its MOOC platform, openHPI.
August 25-27, Boston
The annual GAIN conference is a large German science and research career fair. Early career researchers and representatives from all areas of the German research landscape come together for three days of exchange, learning and...
August 25, Boston
Transferring Outcomes: From Science to Innovation
This panel discussion, which includes representatives from the National Science Foundation, Germany's Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and HPI New York will focus on...
August 21, New York
HPI NY will host German parliamentarians from the Education, Research and Technology Assessment Committee of the Bundestag at HPI's NYC offices at Hudson Yards.
August 18, New York
HPI and SAP Host Brooklyn Tech Students
HPI and SAP will be hosting students from Brooklyn Tech. After a talk by HPI director, Dr. Joann Halpern which will introduce the students to the Hasso Plattner Institute, its online learning platform, openHPI, and design thinking, the students will tour SAP's Experience Center.
August 14, New York
Intro to Design Thinking & HPI
HPI NY Director, Dr. Joann Halpern will introduce students and faculty from the University of Cologne to design thinking. Topics covered include fixed/growth mindsets, working outside of your comfort zone, and the Design Thinking phases. Students will also learn about the Hasso Plattner Institute and its many opportunities.
August 12, New York
28th Session of the AFS Youth Assembly
HPI NY's director will be speaking about SDG #4 at the AFS Youth Assembly. Questions that will be addressed include: How can digital learning and technology transform the future of education? How can it mitigate ongoing inequalities? What is the connection between gender inequality, digital education, and economies?
August 10, New York
AI cocktail hour
HPI NY and HPI-MS will meet with young AI experts for a networking reception and brief presentations. Participants will learn about the diverse activities of HPI-MS and HPI NY.
August 10, New York
Design Thinking workshop with Startup Africa
HPI New York will be running a workshop for students from Kenya and Rwanda who are part of the Startup Africa Network. While the students are visiting New York City, they will learn about the different phases of design thinking by working on a challenge that they face in their communities.
July 12, New York
Integrating the SDGs into Higher Education Curricula and Research
HPI NY will be participating in the United Nations Lunch Discussion, "Integrating the Sustainable Development Goals into Higher Education Curricula and Research"
June 26-30, New York
HPI's Global Impact Sprint will bring together students from top universities around the world to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing our planet. Five teams will work together to develop prototypes to address some of these problems and potentially turn their ideas into startups.
June 28, New York
Prof. Kurt Becker, vice dean of research, innovation, and entrepreneurship at New York University Tandon School of Engineering will be speaking about the role of research universities as incubators of innovation. Prof. Becker has been a driving force in the development of New York City's innovation landscape.
June 21, New York
Introduction to Design Thinking and HPI
University and business representatives from Chile will be visiting HPI to learn about the academic program, research activities as well as design thinking. We will discuss the different ways design thinking can be integrated into the work and lives of the participants.
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Studying at the Hasso Plattner Institute
The Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) in Potsdam is the only university faculty in Germany to offer a degree program in IT Systems Engineering and a postgraduate program in Design Thinking. HPI offers a practice-oriented education with award-winning degrees — without tuition fees.
The Hasso Plattner Institute
Teaching and Research in IT at the Highest Level
Open HPI
Enter a fascinating world of knowledge with our free open online courses. Meet other participants from around the globe and familiarize yourself with fundamental and current topics in ICT, computer science and IT systems engineering.
What exactly does digital entrepreneurship mean and how does it differ from "classic" entrepreneurship? How does digital entrepreneurship influence the economy and society? How does effective collaboration between different stakeholders work and what role do digital ecosystems...
Optimization is ubiquitous in industry and research. However, many optimization problems of interest are hard to solve. In this lecture Lucia, Julien and Daniel show you how quantum computing approaches combinatorial...
WWW, the world wide web or shortly the web - really nothing more than an information service on the Internet – has changed our world by creating a whole new digital world that is closely intertwined with our real world, making reality what was previously unimaginable...
Design Thinking is an innovation approach, which evolved through the past 12 years from a university program at Stanford and HPI Potsdam to a globally respected and universally applied set of methods and tools for supporting and driving change towards a networked culture...
Digitalization and exponential growth of data are challenges to the world of traditional IT. In this course we are presenting technologies that are building blocks for the "Future of Computing".
Make sense of design research data, learn to frame a problem from a user's perspective, and generate lots of new ideas: This course will introduce you to the basics of design synthesis and brainstorming techniques.
Contact us
Dr. Joann Halpern
Director, HPI New York


10 Hudson Yards, 48th Floor
New York, NY 10001