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Hasso Plattner Stiftung

In 2003, Hasso Plattner retired from the operative business of SAP. Since then, he has worked as chairman of the company’s supervisory board and devoted his time to the promotion of science, innovation, and entrepreneurship as well as to social and cultural projects. In order to reach his goals he founded Hasso Plattner Stiftung.

The foundation supports the following major projects:

Academia

  • Hasso Plattner Institute for Software Systems Engineering at the University of Potsdam. Hasso Plattner not only provides all necessary funds for the project, but also heads the Enterprise Platform and Integration Concepts research group.
  • Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University. Researchers from different backgrounds develop user-friendly innovations.

Social issues

  • In South Africa, the foundation supports the University of KwaZulu-Natal, the University of Cape Town and the program Isombululo in the fight against AIDS.
  • Moreover, the foundation shouldered all expenses for the 46664 benefit concert in South Africa. All profits were used to support the Nelson Mandela Foundation in its fight against AIDS.

Cultural projects

  • Participation in the reconstruction of the Potsdam City Palace by financing the historic façade and the copper roof.
  • Establishment of the Potsdam Museum Barberini, which from January 2017 on will exhibit Hasso Plattner’s collection of artworks from the former GDR and after 1989 as well as special exhibitions.
Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Photo: HPI / Kay Herschelmann

Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Photo: HPI / Kay Herschelmann

In 2003, Hasso Plattner retired from the operative business of SAP. Since then, he has worked as chairman of the company’s supervisory board and devoted his time to the promotion of science, innovation, and entrepreneurship as well as to social and cultural projects. In order to reach his goals he founded Hasso Plattner Stiftung.

In 2003, Hasso Plattner retired from the operative business of SAP. Since then, he has worked as chairman of the company’s supervisory board and devoted his time to the promotion of science, innovation, and entrepreneurship as well as to social and cultural projects. In order to reach his goals he founded Hasso Plattner Stiftung.

Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Photo: HPI / Kay Herschelmann

Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Photo: HPI / Kay Herschelmann

The foundation supports the following major projects:

Academia

  • Hasso Plattner Institute for Software Systems Engineering at the University of Potsdam. Hasso Plattner not only provides all necessary funds for the project, but also heads the Enterprise Platform and Integration Concepts research group.
  • Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University. Researchers from different backgrounds develop user-friendly innovations.

Social issues

  • In South Africa, the foundation supports the University of KwaZulu-Natal, the University of Cape Town and the program Isombululo in the fight against AIDS.
  • Moreover, the foundation shouldered all expenses for the 46664 benefit concert in South Africa. All profits were used to support the Nelson Mandela Foundation in its fight against AIDS.

Cultural projects

  • Participation in the reconstruction of the Potsdam City Palace by financing the historic façade and the copper roof.
  • Establishment of the Potsdam Museum Barberini, which from January 2017 on will exhibit Hasso Plattner’s collection of artworks from the former GDR and after 1989 as well as special exhibitions.
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Hasso Plattner: Benefactor and Patron

With a passionate and outstanding grasp of painting, he assembled, nearly unnoticed, one of the most comprehensive collections of French impressionist landscape paintings. As an enthusiastic sailor he has been fascinated by their art: “No one has ever painted water, or captured moisture in the air, or the smell of the sea and gleams of light like the impressionists.”

Included in his private collection are a large number of major works such as pieces by Claude Monet (1840–1926), Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841–1919), and Alfred Sisley (1839–1899).

In addition to the impressionists, his childhood on the border between East and West Germany sparked an interest in twentieth-century German art, especially works by Eastern German artists both during and after the GDR period. Today, the heart of his collection encompasses over 70 works by artists such as Gerhard Richter (*1932), Bernhard Heisig (1925–2011), Werner Tübke (1929–2004), and Martin Kippenberger (1953–1997).

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