The new.New Festival works as a shared platform for carefully curated startups and experienced companies and managers, bringing together the digital leaders of tomorrow. In addition to joining a sustainable and excellent network of innovators, we invite companies to co-create the festival and therefore help deliver a highly interactive event that goes beyond the norm, a truly innovative conference.


A bunch of talented people, a sparkling vision and boundless passion — that’s what our Top 50 Finalists are made of. Over the course of the sixth CODE_n CONTEST we’ve selected the most innovative and disruptive startups and invited them to the festival, where they will present their mind-blowing business concepts.


They are a mix of mid-sized companies, global players and world market leaders from numerous industries – but our partners have one thing in common: they are genuinely passionate about tech and entrepreneurship! As co-creators of the festival they will take a deep dive into digital transformation.


Digital transformation requires everyone to continually challenge the status quo across all facets of our lives. That is why our target group includes students, scientists, politicians and any creative forerunners. This event is for all the digital pioneers out there who aim to boost the development of new, sustainable business models.

Meet the hottest innovators at the festival!

With over 4,400 IT companies, 30,000 IT workplaces, 26 R&D institutions, 10,000 informatics students, 10 startup centers and the largest in Europe, Karlsruhe is a pioneer with regard to digital topics. The initiative was formed to develop and communicate this position further. Combined, 150 experts from economics, science and administration pursue the vision for Karlsruhe to become a motor of digitization.

EY Start-up Initiative – Free start-up consulting

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transactions and advisory services. For decades, EY has been supporting start-ups and entrepreneurs around the world, many are market leading organisations today.

Meet our accounting, tax, law, valuation and advisory experts at our festival booth at the new.New Festival. We’re looking forward to help!

Monday and Tuesday 10am – 5pm

Exhibitors 2018

Exhibiting Partners

Startup BW accelerators and initiatives for digital transformation and innovation in Baden-Württemberg

CODE_n CONTEST Finalists