SUP Up 2017

SAP UP Contest was founded by SAP CIS in 2015. Key objective of the Contest is building a business community environment for expertise and sponsorship in the field of social startups. The Contest is held by SAP to promote social entrepreneurship best practices in Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus (starting 2017). By inviting representatives of the business sector, government authorities, education and non-profit associations to participate in the Contest, SAP contributes to establishment of the community that promotes and develops social entrepreneurship as a separate national economy sector in the country.

Who can participate?

Any social enterprise operating in the following areas can participate in the Contest:

  • Ecology
  • Technology Innovations
  • Territory Development
  • Equal Opportunities
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Health and Healthcare
  • Healthy Lifestyle and Sports

How to participate?

  1. Fill in the Application Form for the SAP UP Challenge
  2. After your application is admitted to the Contest by the Committee, you will receive an e-mail with your username and password for logging in to the project evaluation online system
  3. Publish your application in SAP IM. Attach any required documents and/or links to web resources
  1. After your appliacation is published, it is submitted for evaluation to the experts and the panel of judges, and you can monitor its status in real time.
  2. By November 14 the judges will shortlist TOP 10 projects and contestants will be invited for the Contest finale in Moscow
  3. At the Contest finale the TOP 10 contestants will deliver a presentation for the panel of the judges. The judges will elect the winners by voting in person
Fill in Application Form


3 winners of the Contest will receive certificates for an educational trip to Europe and Grand Prix winner will receive cash prize. Additional prizes and promotions may vary.

Evaluation system

Total score of the project is calculated as the sum of the scores for 5 main criteria. Each criteria is evaluated on a scale from 0 to 10. Maximum total score is 50. The experts evaluate the projects by the following criteria:

Social significance
effect of the project on the quality of life including evaluation of the project's mission, idea, and history, target audience and vision based on project implementation outcome
uniqueness and effectiveness of the proposed problem solution, and project scalability
Project resources
project team resources from the creator to the competencies of team members and partners and collaboration with other enterprises
Business capabilities
project financial stability, balance of funding and expenses, business model vision
Sustainable growth
strategy, risks, and perspectives, most prominent achievements on the day of application submission

SAP Innovation Management

SAP Innovation Management platform is a solution designed by SAP Custom Development as a management tool for innovative proposals. SAP-IM will be used for selection and analysis of participant applications during Contest and help judging panel experts identify the best projects.

Judges Panel


About SAP


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Results of the Contest in 2015-2016

cities of 2 countries
project partners
publications in mass media


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