The world is becoming evermore digital and businesses are starting to feel the far-reaching effects of this transition. Companies are now tasked with continually re-evaluating and developing their business models, and we believe that this is only truly possible if they open themselves to new ideas from outside, making room for innovation.

We are convinced that new ideas result from bringing people together – people who are willing to think outside established boxes and take action accordingly. This includes young, ambitious innovators as well as successful, experienced entrepreneurs. We find these people, bring them together and guide them into the digital future.

CODE_n – The Global Ecosystem for Digital Pioneers

CODE_n CONTEST: International innovation competitions

Your business model in a global comparison: The world's most promising start-ups demonstrate fresh, unconventional business ideas to show what the digital future looks like. As well as attractive winners' prizes, there is a wealth of public attention to be gained, along with direct lines to partners, potential customers, investors and the media.

CODE_n EVENTS: "Meet and greet" with the digital avant-garde

Not to be missed: At our spectacular events - such as our Pioneers' Days - we bring together digital pioneers and innovation managers from all over the world. At the heart of these events is mutual exchange. Digital trends set the agenda. Start-up companies use the EVENTS as a platform for staging their groundbreaking ideas.

CODE_n CONNECT: Online innovation platform

Get discovered – get matched – boost your business: At CONNECT, company founders, established entrepreneurs and investors come together in an exclusive network. Start-ups and corporates share their business knowledge and expertise. Company founders make themselves known to investors. An innovative match-making feature provides individual networking Impulses.

CODE_n SPACES: Innovation campus for digital pioneers

Forward-looking ideas finally become reality: Inspiration needs space. At GFT's company headquarters in Stuttgart, we offer selected pioneers, innovation teams from established companies and experienced managers a unique and professional working milieu within a creative environment and co-working spaces.