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
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.
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.
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 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 16, New York
Machine Learning and Digital Health
August 22, New York
Digital Fabrication
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 29, New York
Building your Research Career
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.
Past events
May 16, New York
Introduction to HPI Research, E-School, Design Thinking & SAP i.O.
HPI NY, in collaboration with SAP, will speak with researchers, startup founders and innovators from Bochum about HPI's research opportunities, the E-School and design thinking. SAP representatives will introduce participants to SAP i.O.
May 11, New York
Breakfast Talk at German Consulate: Germany's Zeitenwende & Digital Technology
Digital technologies are becoming a key dimension of 21st century foreign and security policy. In addition to their centrality for economic competitiveness, they increasingly define military capabilities and structure ideological competition...
May 10, New York
Digital Technology & Foreign Policy – A View from Across the Atlantic
Digital technologies are becoming a key dimension of 21st century foreign and security policy. In addition to their centrality for economic competitiveness, they increasingly define military capabilities and structure ideological competition...
May 10, New York
During a visit to HPI New York, leaders from the city of Vienna learned about HPI, its academic opportunities as well as the innovative potential of design thinking as part of their week-long stay in New York City.
May 9, New York
Entrepreneurship in Germany and the US
HPI NY will host a high-level delegation from Saxony. Presentations will focus on entrepreneurship in Germany and the US, design thinking and innovation as well as an introduction to SAP i.O.
April 28, New York
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.
April 28, New York
HPI NY Director, Dr. Joann Halpern will be a judge at the NYU Tandon Research Excellence Exhibit. The research expo features projects that illustrate the scope of engineering and the applied sciences — and their potential for improving the world.
April 27, New York
Design Thinking, Digitization, & Leadership
In celebration of International Day of the Girl, HPI NY, the United Nations, Infosys Foundation, and Pfizer will run a design thinking workshop with girls from underserved communities. We will focus on designing digital solutions to complex problems while helping participants practice their communication, leadership and presentation
April 24, New York
Design Thinking & Intro to HPI with SEPA Researchers
HPI Director Joann Halpern will provide an introduction to HPI and design thinking for members of the Science & Education Policy Association of Rockefeller, Weill Cornell, and Memorial Sloan Kettering.
April 19, New York
Designing Your Life & Intro to HPI
This workshop uses Design Thinking to help participants develop a constructive approach to designing their careers and their lives. The session includes a presentation, group exercises, and reflection. Fixed/Growth Mindsets, Energy-Engagement Maps, and Odyssey Plans are a few of the topics that will be covered.
April 11, New York
HPI Keynote at Next Generation Leaders Fintech Summit
HPI New York Director, Dr. Joann Halpern will be delivering the keynote address, "Unlocking Creativity and Innovation: The Power of Design Thinking" at the Barclay's/rise new York Next Generation Leadership Fintech Summit.
March 31, New York
Global Careers, Sustainability and Intro to HPI/SAP
Graduate students from Fordham University will join SAP and HPI representatives to discuss sustainability, global careers, and the possibilities of working/conducting research at our institutions.
March 31, New York
On March 31, HPI NY will have a booth at Princeton University's GradFutures Forum and speak with graduate students about conducting research at HPI and doing internships at HPI NY.
March 29, New York
In his talk, Prof. Ralf Herbrich will focus on the role that energy plays for AI and AI plays for energy. Prof. Herbrich believes that an energy-aware perspective is imperative for developing true artificial intelligence and that an AI-first approach...
March 28, New York
SFC "Build Your Dream" Competition
HPI NY will be part of the panel of judges at the SFC "Build Your Dream" competition in Brooklyn, New York where college students will present their innovative projects.
March 24, New York
In January 2023 – just two months after its launch – ChatGPT reached over 100 million users. This AI language model, which can generate realistic, human-like text responses, will have a significant impact on our lives. Our speaker, Prof. Gerard de Melo will discuss …
March 23, New York
Design Thinking and Intro to HPI
Students from a variety of German universities will be visiting HPI New York for an intro to design thinking and an overview of master's and PhD programs at HPI.
March 23, New York
Just a few months after its launch, ChatGPT is already estimated to have reached over 100 million users, making...
Be the first to learn about upcoming events, workshops, conferences, symposia, and job opportunities!
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