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For Immediate Release 

Dr. Susan J. Duggan
Chief Executive Officer
Silicon Valley World Internet Center


PALO ALTO, CA - November 12, 2003 -- SAP Corporate Research ( today announced that they will join the Silicon Valley World Internet Center as the first member of the recently created Corporate Sponsorship Program. SAP Corporate Research underlined the importance of financially supporting the challenge to the high technology community to re-invigorate innovation in the Silicon Valley which was put forth recently by the World Internet Center.

"We need to embrace, anew, the collaborative nature of innovation," says Dr. Joachim Schaper, vice president of SAP Corporate Research Americas. "Our partners -large and small-should join Susan Duggan and the World Internet Center in moving the pace and quality of innovation forward in the Silicon Valley. SAP Corporate Research calls for other enterprises, governments, and end-users to join us in this challenge to focus the next generation of innovation around the Internet and communications."

"SAP Corporate Research continues to display its leadership in the Internet space by supporting the collaborative nature of this innovation platform called the World Internet Center. We are honored to welcome them as the first member of our new Corporate Sponsorship Program," said Dr. Susan Duggan, CEO of the Silicon Valley World Internet Center. "As we look to 2004, our objective is to leverage the collective and collaborative weight of about 30 industry and government leaders to support technology, communications, and eBusiness evolution in an open, yet critical multi-organizational environment. Having SAP Corporate Research lead that challenge is a great first step."

The objective of the Silicon Valley World Internet Center's Corporate Sponsorship Program is to provide a powerful and effective center - a third-party forum and nexus of innovators-for clients from Internet- and communications-based industries, governments and enterprise end-users to explore near- and medium-term solutions for advanced communications, business processes and security.

The Corporate Sponsorship Program has a $9,900 annual fee. The Corporate Sponsorship Program will deliver series of multi-organizational sessions, open to the public, around such topics as business applications for sensor networks, RFID applications for supply chain management, future of wireless broadband, convergence of nano- and biotechnology with IT, among other cutting edge topics. The Sponsorship Program will also highlight key advances made by members of the program, bringing innovations into a multi-corporate community of developers and end-users.

The Silicon Valley World Internet Center is a for-profit corporation for the advancement of Internet-related technologies and market. A dynamic think tank and showcase, the Center leverages strategic knowledge and relationships for the benefit of its clients. In its eighth year in the Silicon Valley, the Center provides a multi-corporate forum and the professional facilitation for the validation of products, technologies, and strategic directions for producers of technologies and end-users.