Your startup in the field of HealthTech is making a true difference for our everyday life! When digitalization merges into the health sector, we witness life-changing discoveries. Every advance in this sector is a victory – from improved diagnostics, to innovative prosthetics or profitable data management. Medical technologies revolutionize step by step the treatment and prevention of diseases. Therefore, health is one of the most important fields where technology needs to be applied: In 2015 medical technology was again the field where the most patent applications (12 474) were filed and with a growth of 11% it was also one of the fastest growing sectors.
We know that your startup will take digital transformation to the next level. Light and its many applications have already revolutionized our society, industry and environment. Especially the transformation into the Industry 4.0 would not be possible without the technologies provided by Photonics 4.0 – such as advanced laser systems, image processing, and optical sensors. With light applications as key enabling the technologies of the future, the 21st century will depend as much on photonic innovations as the 20th century depended on electronics. Its vital importance already manifests in the vast growth of the photonics industry between 2005 and 2011, which doubled more than that of the worldwide GDP.
At this morning’s press conference, we were finally officially able to break the silence, announcing what initiator Ulrich Dietz called “a new dimension for CODE_n.” After four prosperous and exciting years in CeBIT’s Hall 16, it was time for CODE_n to not only move on, but also take its next big step with an all-new, completely independent international innovation festival, right on our own doorstep. We proudly present: the CODE_n new.New Festival!
Although quite a lot of things have changed – like the date, September 20-22, and the location, the Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (ZKM) – we’re once again bringing together the digital avant-garde: a group of hand-picked startups selected to be this year’s CODE_n CONTEST Finalists will get the chance to rub shoulders with our well-known partners, all of which are experts from the fields of science, industry, and business. The event gives them the ideal opportunity to present and discuss their digital business models and ideas. In a nutshell: they will drive innovation forward.
1. New location at the heart of Baden-Wurttemberg
The ZKM is located in Karlsruhe, a city with strong technology connections. A leading cultural institution, the ZKM is the only one of its kind worldwide, and, as such, it’s the perfect place for inspiration. Not only does it attract international visitors, it is also located at the heart of Baden-Wuerttemberg, which is home to many well-known corporations, small and medium-sized businesses, and prestigious universities. This is where entrepreneurs and technology enthusiasts live and work – and it’s where we’ll bring our guests. The festival will be surrounded by different innovation activities all over Karlsruhe, really allowing the atmosphere to spring to life. All that the ZKM has to offer with its different courtyards, exhibition spaces, and the captivating atmosphere will flow into the spectacular designs of Berlin-based architect Johanna Meyer-Grohbrügge, thanks to a concept that enhances the surroundings with elements of the digitalized world. More…