Explore the DNA of digital innovation

Innovation Festival

The new.New Festival celebrates innovation by bringing together everyone who is substantially passionate about tech and entrepreneurship – and embraces the chances of digital transformation. The second edition was dedicated to an open discourse on artificial intelligence and its potential to reshape all sectors.

Festival Schedule

Stages, Exhibitions, Interaction

Stage time is exclusively reserved for mind-openers. Unconventional ideas, trail-blazing technologies, visionary scenarios, entrepreneurial tricks and tips. We’ve lined up a full roster of stellar, international speakers, moderators and coaches who shared innovative content and insights on revolutionary technologies and exponential trends shaping humanity and the future of business.



Be prepared for a unique melting pot of matches. Join us and mingle with investors, startups, pioneers, students, digital experts, media and leading enterprises. You will find exactly the contacts you need to accelerate your business as well as gather inspiration from global trail-blazers. A place to meet without borders – bringing together the digital leaders of tomorrow.


Meet the gamechangers

This year’s CODE_n CONTEST “Intelligence X.0 – AI 4 industry and humans“ was looking for groundbreaking business models in the fields of Machine Intelligence, Beyond Reality and Cryptographic Trust. The 50 most progressive startups and industry disruptors worldwide could be met at the new.New Festival 2018. The winners were announced at the climax of the new.New Festival, the Award Show on October 9, 2018.


Stuttgart? Stuttgart!

Many things change, but one thing stays the same: Everything will be new at the new.New Festival!
First and foremost, we’re proud to say that this year’s festival took place in Stuttgart – the hometown of CODE_n – at prestigious Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle.

The festival was a fabulous opportunity to showcase the truly innovative side of Kärcher within the Baden-Württemberg ecosystem. It was great to engage with motivated and talented people visiting our booth or throughout the interactive sessions and to meet up with visionary startups from Germany and abroad. Kärcher

Partners 2018




Industry Shaker

Digital Explorer


Media Partners

Community Partners