WANTED: Your ideas for the digital future!

The CODE_n16 CONTEST is on the lookout for young entrepreneurs with fresh, unconventional business concepts. The contest takes place each year and is based on an issue of global importance. Its aim is to identify and promote the most promising startups from around the world. Who is startup driving the digital future?

What's in it for your startup?

The CODE_n CONTEST finalists will benefit from:

  • Free exhibition space at new.NewFestival
  • Wealth of public attention
  • Direct lines to partners and investors
  • Contact to potential customers
  • €30,000 and the prestigious CODE_n Award

Meet our CODE_n16 Finalists!

The main topic of the CODE_n CONTEST 2016 is "Unveiling the Digital Disruption". In collaboration with strong sponsors and partners we are therefore looking for startups with groundbreaking business models in the following four categories:

Applied FinTechs - powered by the GFT GroupApplied FinTechs - powered by the GFT Group

This category is about financial Solutions based on new thinking and new technologies, brought together in a very smart way. The financial sector Interfaces with all parts of life – it’s basically the foundation for everything. Therefore a myriad of data Points are collected and stored with in financial systems.

Connected Mobility - powered by Hewlett Packard EnterpriseConnected Mobility - powered by Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Connected Mobility specifies the mobile aspect of the digitized new world – and the Impact on the new transportation solutions for people, goods and information required to deliver the new value propositions as well as all the surrounding systems in volved to make these happen.


Like traditional industry, the combined health and health care sectors represent one of the largest markets affected by the digital transformation. Young companies are growing and responding to the on going ‘consumerization’ of this sector. Sophisticated, available, and affordable products, services, and Technologies are the way forward.

Photonics 4.0 - powered by TRUMPFPhotonics 4.0 - powered by TRUMPF

Light will transform our work and social lives in the future and enables new applications in our industry, society, andenvironment. In smart and connected manufacturing, advanced photonics Technologies make it possible to Combine energy and data transfer, dataprocessing, secure communication, and storage – in new and revolutionary ways.

52 finalists made it into the finals – 13 per CONTEST cluster. One of them will take the crown at the new.New Festival.

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