SAP has announced it will invest €200m over the next three years in a new digital centre in Berlin, in recognition of the German capital's position as "an important jobs market".
Due to open in 2022, the European digital centre will focus on artificial intelligence, machine learning and blockchain, and generate around 450 new jobs.
"The capital and its tech ecosystem cannot be overlooked by us and our clients," SAP CTO, Juergen Mueller, said.
"This applies to the innovations of the future as well as to Berlin's location as an important job market. Berlin, like no other capital, has a strong appeal beyond Europe."
The enterprise software vendor says it is exactly this appeal as "a place for dialogue" for customers, politicians, start-ups and universities, which led to Berlin being its choice location.
The SAP centre will be located in the "Quartier Heidestrasse," a tech hub in the centre of the city.
At more than 30,000 square meters, it will have room for up to 1,200 SAP employees.
The German giant already has offices in and around the capital, in Berlin-Mitte, Schoenefeld, and Potsdam.
Berlin's Mayor, Michael Mueller, welcomed SAP's new investment.
"SAP has played a key role in shaping Berlin's transformation since reunification and its development into the digital capital in recent years, and has grown continuously here," he said.
"The decision to develop a joint campus at Quartier Heidestrasse is fantastic news for its employees in Berlin and the city as a whole. It is also a strong signal for Berlin as a city of science and research."
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