Janina Benz

CODE_n14 Contest searches for startups who are “Driving the Data Revolution”

CODE_n is getting big! The next round of the global innovation competition is setting its sights on business models that tackle intelligent and efficient use of large data volumes. With this year’s slogan, “Driving the Data Revolution”, the CODE_n Contest is calling startups from around the world to apply by October 31, 2013. We invite the top 50 applicants to present their big data solutions at CeBIT 2014. A separate hall at the trade show – decorated to create a spectacular themed setting – is where CODE_n will showcase the most exciting new business models for IT-based areas in fields such as financial services, health care, telecommunications, automotive engineering and energy production. The young entrepreneurs can profit from the enormous media attention during the trade show and get in touch with potential investors and business partners. The winner of the CODE_n14 Award will walk away with prize money totaling €30,000.

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Why big data?

Big data changes the way we deal with data in general. A myriad of business opportunities are opening up along the complete value chain for “data business” – this includes the recording and processing of huge data volumes as well as the analysis of this data as is done in market research, simulations or in product development. Sectors such as the automobile industry or the energy sector are witnessing completely new prospects for the use of IT. Financial services providers are raising the bar for their consulting services by considering up-to-the-minute data in real time. Even the medical industry is discovering new application options in things like diagnostics and therapy.

Recent studies show that many companies still aren’t sure what to make of big data technologies – this often boils down to a lack of convincing examples of their use. This is exactly where CODE_n aims to cast a spotlight. Large technology and infrastructure providers are moving the topic forward, but they often lose sight of the user’s perspective. Startups like the ones we hope to find through CODE_n come from the other side of the equation. In developing their business models, they are addressing niche areas. They make the added value brought on by big data tangible. They are driving the data revolution from the bottom up.

Who can participate?

Every startup whose business model is based on big data technologies can register now at the CODE_n website (www.code-n.org). If the jury agrees that your business solution has the potential to set new benchmarks in the handling of large data volumes, you could gain coveted access to the CODE_n Community.

When can I apply?

From now until October 31, 2013! Apply here.

Do you want to become part of CODE_n?

We invite you to become a partner of CODE_n and participate in the initiative. Just send an email to partner@code-n.org. We are happy to get in touch with you to find a tailor-made solution. Find more information on our website.

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