Expert Talk with Luka Mucic and Kristian Schier (SAP)

Supply Chain Disruptions and the Power of Business Networks

The recent global shocks, like the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine have accelerated the need for resilient, transparent, and agile supply chains. In this session, Luka Mucic, Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Board of SAP SE, and Kristian Schier, Chief Architect at SAP SE, will discuss how technology can help address the biggest challenges companies are facing today, create networks to work together more effectively across borders, and shape the future for generations to come.

Registration:  Registration for the event is closed.

Date: 29. September 2022, 17:30 – 18:30

Speakers: Luka Mucic (CFO and member of the Executive Board, SAP) & Kristian Schier (Chief Architect, SAP)

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Laura Marie Edinger-Schons (Vice President for Sustainability and Information Provision, University of Mannheim)

Language: English


ENGAGE.EU Think Tank

DATE: 26 September to 2 October 2022
LOCATION: University of Mannheim, Schloss Ostflügel, Room O 138 Fuchs-Petrolub

Are you looking for a platform where you can focus on your research and push your project forward together with fellow researchers? At the ENGAGE.EU Think Tank, you can exchange your ideas with new research groups, get together with long-time colleagues, and learn from leading experts from industry, politics, and academia. This forum allows you to completely focus on a research project – away from everyday business.

ENGAGE.EU is an alliance of leading European universities in business, economics, and the social sciences that aims to provide European citizens with the skill set they need to face the challenges of the future. The ENGAGE.EU Think Tank is the Advanced Study Centre of our European University. It is a forum for intensive interdisciplinary academic exchange where researchers address the critical societal challenges of our time, where boundaries of research and innovation are challenged, where outstanding collaborations become possible, and where original thinking is the norm.

Research on Digitalisation

The research theme in autumn 2022 is:

The Role of Digitalisation for Sustainable Development and its Impact on European Business, Economics and Societies

Preferably, your proposal has the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in mind. For instance, a research project might explore how digitalisation can transform working and living conditions, how digital transformation can support sustainable economic growth, or how digitalisation can help reduce inequality in society.

Detailed information on current open calls and application requirements is available here

Future research stays

This very first call for applications is deliberately designed to be very open to give the ENGAGE.EU alliance and participating researchers the opportunity to contribute ideas and help design the ENGAGE.EU Think Tank as an outstanding platform of European research collaborations. Future research stays will take place at various ENGAGE.EU locations and explore different research topics.

Participating researchers have the possibility to be part of the ENGAGE.EU Think Tank network in the long-term, which may include participation as a guest speaker at future events or sharing their expertise with future ENGAGE.EU Think Tank research groups.

Further information on the ENGAGE.EU Think Tank, as well as current open calls is available on our website.


Prof. Dr. Thomas Fetzer

Prof. Dr. Thomas Fetzer

ENGAGE.EU Coordinator | Vice President for Strategic Planning, Internationalization and Equal Opportunity
University of Mannheim
President's Office Schloss
68161 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
by appointment