CODE_n15 Award Winner relayr. Image Credit: code-n
CODE_n15 Award Winner relayr. Image Credit: code-n

The CODE_n CONTEST under the topic “Unveiling Digital Disruption”is back. CODE_n is a global innovation platform for outstanding young companies and leading corporations.

One core element of the CODE_n ecosystem is the annual startup contest.

This year’s contest is searching for startups with groundbreaking business models in the categories below;

  • Applied FinTechs.
  • Connected Mobility.
  • HealthTech.
  • Photonics 4.0.

Any young company (founded in 2011 or later) can apply, provided their business model relates to the contest’s main themes mentioned above.

The ideas or products that can be submitted should be groundbreaking new hardware and software solutions, IT applications or IT-based business models that contribute to unveiling digital disruption. It is not important that your innovation is already available on the market. You can submit either published or unpublished innovations.

From all submissions received, 50 finalists will have the opportunity to present themselves in an avant-garde setting at the CODE_n new Festival, in Karlsruhe, Germany.

These 50 finalists will announced at the beginning of July 2016. From September 20th – 21st, 2016 and they will get to showcase their extraordinary business concepts to an international audience and thus be able to make important contacts with potential customers, investors, media and other innovators.

CODE_n 2015 Finalist. Image Credit: code-n
CODE_n 2015 Finalist. Image Credit: code-n

An expert team of GFT and CODE_n Partners will select the 50 finalists from the pool of applicants. The finalists will be selected according to the following criteria:

  • The degree of innovation embodied in the business model.
  • The quality of the business case.
  • The quality of the company’s overall presentation.
  • The use of innovative technologies.

Your submitted contest application will serve as the basis for the evaluation.

The 50 CODE_n CONTEST finalists will benefit the following:

  • Win €30,000 and the prestigious CODE_n Award.
  • Receive free exhibition space at new.New Festival, the extraordinary CODE_n event with a unique setting at ZKM | Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe over the course of three days.
  • Present their unique business concepts to new customers, partners, investors, and the press.
  • Find new partners through our CODE_n CONNECT matchmaking platform.
  • Team up with global brands, corporate partners of the CODE_n new.New Festival.
  • Connect with leading figures from their respective area of innovation at the new.New Festival.

Your submitted contest application will serve as the basis for the evaluation.

The winner of the CODE_n16 Award will be announced during a spectacular awards show, held live at the CODE_n new. New Festival where they will receive prize money of €30,000.

The previous winners of the CODE_n CONTEST were;

Submit your applications before May 31st 2016.

Submission link.