Everything stays new: GFT @ CODE_n16

After four successful years at CeBIT’s Hall 16 in Hanover, Germany, and more than 1,500 startup applications from 60 countries, CODE_n – GFT’s global innovation platform – is now taking the next big step: with an all new stand-alone international innovation event, called the new.New Festival. The global CODE_n CONTEST will remain as a central component of the festival which will be held in September. GFT is taking on the patronage of the FinTech contest cluster. Digital pioneers have until May 31, 2016 to apply for the contest.

CODE_n CONTESTThe international CODE_n CONTEST will enter its next round under the banner ‘Unveiling Digital Disruption’ at the CODE_n new.New Festival, which will take place at the Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany, from September 20-22, 2016. Once again, CODE_n will give a handful of selected startups and key players from the business, science and creative industries the chance to mingle and match, to present their digital business models and ideas – to simply drive innovation forward.

A jury of experts will select 50 budding startups to present their progressive business models at the CODE_n new.New Festival. The finalists will then compete to win a grand prize of €30,000 as part of the CODE_n Award.

This year, global enterprises like GFT, HPE, and TRUMPF will take on the patronage of individual contest clusters. GFT’s task will be to supervise the field of Applied FinTech.

Applied FinTech – powered by GFT

Startups working in the field of financial technologies (or FinTech for short) are more than mere hype – they already have a strong influence on the financial sector, with enough energy to disrupt the existing status quo in nearly all areas of the industry. As an IT partner to leading global financial institutions, GFT is adopting this cluster as a patron. The main focus being on applied technologies in relation to machine learning, robo advisory, cognitive automation, and new Blockchain and distributed trust business models. Beyond this, there is also a strong demand for financial technologies that are both convenient and secure – technologies with the power to reinvent the customer’s digital experience. These can instantly unveil new interfaces to other areas of life.

For GFT it is vital to be and stay at the forefront of both – technology and business cases enabled by that technological revolution. All are about creating innovative and often disruptive approaches. Mature companies, GFT and selected FinTechs will get together, collaborate and thus create a unique value to customers at the end.

GFT is excited – what about you?

GFT is looking forward to meeting inspiring people, forging networks and exchanging ideas with startups as well as established companies at the festival in September. Together with the CODE_n team, GFT is currently collecting startup applications for the Applied FinTech contest cluster.
Have you recognized your business model in the cluster? Do you want to be part of the newest of the new out there? Then don’t miss your chance to present your business model as one of the world’s best! Seize the opportunity to go for the grand prize. Register and submit your application via CODE_n CONNECT until May, 31.

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