CODE_n promotes outstanding talents and their groundbreaking business ideas in a unique way. The approach: Foster innovation by combining

  • the agility and fresh spirit of young entrepreneurs with
  • the network and experience from leading companies and
  • the capital from sophisticated investors.

As a vital community of digital pioneers, CODE_n gives answers to the most crucial questions in the fields of innovative IT and digital business. Thereby, the initiative targets IT-related areas like mobility, energy, health and finance. CODE_n turns the spotlight on future technologies and services and paves the ways for new trends in the marketplace.

The CODE_n Contest is searching for

  • the world's most promising startups
  • avant-garde entrepreneurs and
  • fresh business concepts in digital business and brings them to CeBIT.

CODE_n Events are the hotspot for 

  • showcasing IT excellence
  • exchanging powerful ideas
  • establishing new ventures in a spectacular setting.



CODE_n Spaces

  • provide entrepreneurs with flexible and professional working environments
  • support new forms of collaboration and open innovation
  • are designed to network, to inspire, to innovate




The CODE_n Community 

  • is an exclusive group of forward-thinking innovators worldwide
  • connects established companies and promising startups
  • lives the idea of open innovation




CODE_n was originated and established by GFT and its founder and CEO Ulrich Dietz. GFT is a trailblazer for mobile technology and offers the digital business models of tomorrow, especially for the banking sector.

As a strategic IT partner for companies around the world, GFT shapes and optimizes its clients’ business processes with innovative IT solutions and best-fit technological expertise. GFT has been offering its international clients state-of-the-art innovation development with new IT-based business models.

Ongoing trend observation and new technology development rank among GFT’s key success factors. GFT promotes inspiration exchange with the outside, fostering innovation and supporting high-potential lateral thinkers.

Entering the next round: CODE_n starts its third global innovation contest. Motto: Driving the Data revolution.