Corporate Social Responsibility

Social responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility has long since been an integral part of sovanta AG. For us and for our employees, it means showing commitment to and accepting responsibility for the company’s impact on society. The main focus of this responsibility is on promoting young talent and supporting social projects.

Commitment to education and science

We actively support the promotion of young talent, which is essential for the long term success of any company.

“Deutschlandstipendium” National Scholarship Programme for Heidelberg University

sovanta AG, together with Heidelberg University, awards a “Deutschlandstipendium” National Scholarship Programme to promote computer science students. This scholarship provides support to high-achieving students who also engage with the community on a social and political level.

Support for the University of Mannheim

sovanta AG is a sponsoring member of the “Friends of the University of Mannheim” association, which is made up of more than 500 companies, foundations and private sponsors. Their joint objective is to help the University of Mannheim – Germany’s leading university for economic and social sciences – compete on an international level. sovanta AG supports the university by awarding “Deutschlandstipendien”, PhD scholarships and by providing financial funding to events and projects.

SME Scholarships for Mannheim University of Applied Sciences

sovanta AG is involved in the Mannheim Model SME Scholarships, an initiative supported by small and medium-sized enterprises in cooperation with Mannheim University of Applied Sciences. As part of this initiative, scholarships are awarded to students who are not just committed to their studies, but who are also socially active and interested in the midmarket. Within the scope of this model, sovanta AG awards a scholarship in the area of communication design.

Partner of DHBW Mannheim

The degree program at the Cooperative State University Baden Württemberg Mannheim (DHBW) is unique in Germany as it combines scientific studies at the university with professional experience in a company. In its capacity as a partner company, sovanta AG provides student training together with DHBW Mannheim, offering students practical work experience as well as the opportunity to write dissertations.

Chamber of Commerce training

sovanta AG is an accredited training organization of the Rhine-Neckar Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK).


Commitment to the region

As a Heidelberg-based company with strong roots in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region, we are keen to support regional projects.

Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region

sovanta AG is a member of the society called Zukunft Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar e.V. (ZMRN), which is committed to promoting the success and future viability of the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region. Besides engaging in strategic dialog, the society fosters regional cooperation for non-profit purposes and provides non-material and financial support for non-profit and regional initiatives.

Claus Heinrich is a founder member of ZMRN and was appointed to its Executive Board in April 2006, which he chaired from 2007 to April 2009. He has been Head of the Science Advisory Board of the metropolitan region since 2007, which was founded by his initiative.

sovanta AG supports the Knowledge Transfer Day of the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region in Heidelberg, thereby promoting the active exchange of knowledge between the region’s companies.

Partner of the “Heidelberger Frühling” international music festival

sovanta AG has been a partner of the famous “Heidelberger Frühling” annual music festival for many years, which takes place in Heidelberg from March to April. The main focus of the festival is on classical concerts featuring global stars as well as young artists. Concert introductions, films, jazz evenings and discussion forums provide a wide range of fringe events.

Support for Lebenshilfe Heidelberg

sovanta AG supports the Lebenshilfe Heidelberg organization by designing their website. The aim of the Lebenshilfe Heidelberg is to protect the rights of all people and help those with mental or multiple disabilities create the kind of life they wish to lead.