In close collaboration with the University of Paderborn and numerous well-known IT companies in the region, as part of a joint positioning to the BMFT programme "New tools and programs to promote innovation", the idea of setting up a Software Innovation Campus Paderborn (SICP) was born. The concepts for cooperative processing of strategically relevant research and innovation issues in information technology, developed with a view to the Research Campus competition, are the basis for a long-term project-oriented cooperation between science and industry in the Software Innovation Campus Paderborn. The SICP centre is the ‘Zukunftsmeile Fürstenallee’ (Future Mile Fürstenalle) which as an initiative of industry and science aims to provide a framework in which businesses in the region and outstanding research facilities of the University of Paderborn can cooperate intensively and successfully in the long term. S&N was already involved in the concept of the research campus competition and is now commited to the development and expansion of the SICP in the working group with a thematic focus on Big Data Analytics / Cloud Computing / Mobile Enterprise Apps. The goal is to define both the organizational framework for the work of the SICP and initiate first cooperative projects in the third quarter of 2013. We look forward to a successful cooperation with all involved partners from industry and science.