Innovation Hub

CODE_n is a leading cross-industry innovation hub for entrepreneurs, ambitious business founders, and established companies. Its central elements are the CODE_n SPACES business campus, regular events and workshops, the international startup competition – the new.New Festival – and a whole host of innovation services. Supporting a self-determined and sustainable approach to digital pioneering, we accelerate businesses and guide them into the future.

Our claim

CODE_n stands for “Code of the New”, the DNA of innovation.


Digital Transformation

We create awareness for the topics that will emerge from digital transformation, highlighting the opportunities it presents and encouraging cultural change within organizations.

Changing the game

We engender enthusiasm for entrepreneurship throughout the world, thus facilitating the genesis of new businesses by breaking down the borders of traditional thinking.

Network & Stage

We provide a stage for new business models and digital trends, enriched by an international network of startups and established corporations.

CODE_n Team

Portrait of Ulrich Dietz
Ulrich Dietz | Initiator and Mastermind

A true entrepreneur, Ulrich Dietz set up his first company at the age of just 19. He founded GFT in 1987 and remains at its helm today. Ulrich Dietz is an active member of a number of committees which support startups and promote Germany as a prime international location for IT innovation. In 2011, he was named German Entrepreneur of the Year.

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Moritz Gräter | Managing Director

CODE_n is moving forward. As the Managing Director Moritz is sitting in the driver’s seat of CODE_n. Together with his team he is on the road to find the Code of the New. Establishing an ecosystem with creative minds, inspiring startups, leading corporations and experienced entrepreneurs which help to pioneer new business models is the goal he is heading for.

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Lena Gaede | Head of Marketing & Communications

Lena transforms the CODE_n vision into reality. In charge of the Marketing & Communication activities, she supervises all respective operational tasks. While supporting strategic planning, setting up unique events, taking care of the CODE_n community & steering the CODE_n CONTEST, Lena brings in all her experience & passion from building up CODE_n since the very first start.

Edina Mezildzic | Project Manager CODE_n SPACES

Once you made it into the CODE_n SPACES, Edina will be your right hand and single point of contact - to name it: heart and soul of our SPACES. With creativity and her eye for details she is taking care of the residents’ community. You will see her always busy while organizing events, interior or inventing new formats – but always with her famous smile.

Lisa Flieg | Startup Relations & Editor

Lisa is living and breathing corporate innovation and startup acceleration for years. While keeping an ear to the ground of our community she is the one who puts ideas into words – words into stories. As a pool of content Lisa keeps all channels up-to-date – to never let you miss a single bit of inspiration and knowledge.

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Timo Scheffler | Business Development

With his passion for open innovation and digital business models Timo knows about the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation for established corporations. His bunch of keys opens the right doors to taking your corporate innovation activities to the next level. Timo is your point of entry when it comes to accelerating your business.

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Robin König | Business Development

Digital matchmaking made easy and possible: Robin not only puts in all his energy into further developing CODE_n CONNECT but bundles participation opportunities into powerful Corporate Memberships. Boosting digital networking with his sense for user experience and corporate innovation is why Robin is our perfect match.

Latest Blog Posts

05/16/2018  |  CODE_n18 Startup CONTEST, new.New Festival, Startups
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05/11/2018  |  CODE_n18 Startup CONTEST, Digital Transformation, new.New Festival
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