Be part of the new and get your ticket for the new.New Festival now!


Various stages present digital pioneers, disruptive technologies, corporate innovation and groundbreaking science. Listen and learn!


Exclusive side events like e.g. our CODE_n Award Show as well as exceptional musicians & DJs ensure an inspiring networking atmosphere.


Leading enterprises and startups introduce innovative business models and technologies. Meet the exhibitors in the Innovators' Area.


ZKM Karlsruhe is the hotspot for the digital avant-garde and innovation in the field of communication and IT. A place worth to explore.


For free media passes (also including bloggers) please contact our press team.


There are some common questions which we’ve listed here. If you still have any questions, please feel free to contact us

What is the CODE_n new.New Festival?

With the CODE_n new.New Festival, CODE_n is initiating a new event that will provide tangible evidence of the digital transformation in trending modern-day industries. After four prosperous and exciting years in Hall 16 at CeBIT, it was time for CODE_n to take its next big step with an all-new, completely independent international innovation festival. We’re once again bringing together the digital avant-garde in an international event that will present groundbreaking technologies and allow key players from business, science, and the creative industries to forge networks. The global CODE_n CONTEST will remain a central component of the event.

What is the CODE_n16 CONTEST?

The CODE_n16 CONTEST has unearthed young entrepreneurs with fresh, unconventional business concepts, with the aim of identifying and promoting the most promising startups from around the world. The contest takes place every year and each time it is based on an issue of global importance. This year the CONTEST has been broken down into the categories Applied FinTech, Connected Mobility, HealthTech, and Photonics 4.0. Learn more about the CONTEST on our website.

What kind of tickets can I purchase?

You can either buy Festival Passes or Day Passes.

Festival Passes give you admission to the festival for the entire duration of the event, as well as the Afterwork event and pub crawl planned for September 20. They also cover the CODE_n16 Award show on September 21, plus the closing concert and Schlosslichtspiele on September 22.

With a Day Pass, you can attend the festival (and all events scheduled for that day) on the day the ticket is valid.

Which is the right ticket for me?

This brief overview will help you choose the right ticket:

Startups: You are the founder or a member of a new enterprise? Choose the “Startups” option when you buy your ticket.

Students: You are still at school or are currently enrolled at a university? Just choose the category “Students” and you will benefit from a special student discount. Please make sure to bring a valid student ID card with you on the day of the festival.

Media: Do you plan to attend the festival as a media representative or a blogger? For free media registration, please contact:

Corporates & others: Will you be representing a company or do you not fit into any of the other categories? Then “Corporates & others” is the right option for you.

Who can I contact if I have technical problems while booking my ticket?

For any technical problems encountered while booking tickets please contact the XING support service:

Germany: 0800 264 26 36 (toll-free)

Austria: 0800 93 00 56 (toll-free)

Swiss: 0800 00 18 82 (toll-free)

UK: 0800 612 15 22 (toll-free)

France: 0800 94 05 19 (toll-free)

Spain: 900 800 725 (toll-free)

International: +49 8955 273 58 13

The technical hotline is available to answer your questions from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (CET) in German, English, French and Spanish.

Is local public transportation included in the ticket?

If you have a valid festival ticket you can use all public transportation within the entire KVV network (Karlsruhe Transport Network). Please take your printed ticket with you and show it to inspectors whenever you are asked to do so. The online passbook ticket does not enable you to use the public transportation for free. KVV terms and conditions apply.

What is included in the CODE_n new.New Festival ticket?

The festival ticket entitles you to access all public areas within the event site. It also entitles you to attend the extensive conference program on the Main Stage, the Innovation Stages and the four Side Stages. Furthermore, it gives you admission to the CODE_n Award Show on September 21, assuming you have a valid ticket for that day.

Is the CODE_n new.New Festival refundable?

Unfortunately, the tickets for the festival are non-refundable. However, they are transferable to other people.

Are the tickets for the CODE_n new.New Festival transferable?

Yes, the CODE_n new.New Festival tickets are transferable. To transfer your ticket to someone else please contact or call +49 (8955) 273-5813 (toll-free).

What are the opening hours of the CODE_n new.New Festival?

The CODE_n new.New Festival will open its doors from 9 a.m to 6 p.m., followed by evening events. We will provide you with more information about the program soon.

Where is the CODE_n new.New Festival taking place?

The innovation festival will be held at the ZKM – Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe (Lorenzstraße 19, 76135 Karlsruhe).

Can I download a festival app?

Where can I find further information about the startups at the CODE_n new.New Festival?

You can find further information about the startups at the CODE_n new.New Festival here:

Do you have any hotel recommendations?

We recommend booking your accommodations as soon as possible with your preferred provider since availability may be limited. We do not provide any hotels for guests of the new.New Festival.

Where can I find further information about the partners of the CODE_n new.New Festival?

You can find further information about the partners of the CODE_n new.New Festival here:

Is the festival area accessible?

The event site will be fully accessible for people with limited mobility. In addition, festival staff will provide help whenever it is needed.

Where can I park my car?

You can park your car for a fee in one of the following parking garages:

  • ZKM: Südendstraße 44, 76135 Karlsruhe
  • Filmpalast am ZKM: Brauerstraße 40, 76135 Karlsruhe
  • Europahalle: Hermann-Veit-Straße, 76135 Karlsruhe

Where can I eat at the CODE_n new.New Festival?

You will find several food trucks on site at the event in front of the ZKM as well as a bistro and several coffee corners inside the ZKM.

I am interested in partnering with the event as a company. Who do I contact?

If your company is interested in taking part in the festival, please contact Andrej Leben (

I want to attend the CODE_n new.New Festival as a media representative. Who do I contact?

If you are a media representative or a blogger, just select the category “Media” when placing your order and you will receive a free entrance ticket. You will need to upload some proof of your profession when making your purchase. If you need any further information, feel free to contact our communications team (

I am interested in speaking at the event. Who do I contact?

If you are a digital pioneer or an expert on one of the Cluster themes, corporate innovation or general startup topics and you’re interested in speaking at the event, please contact Katrin Frech (

I am interested in volunteering at the event. Who do I contact?

If you are interested in volunteering at the event, please contact Katrin Frech (

Will there be filming and photographers on the festival area?

Photographs will be taken and film recordings will be made during the event. Speeches will be streamed live through various websites (e.g., CODE_n, its official partners, YouTube). By entering the premises where the event will be held, the Participant agrees to the publication of digital media without fee or payment and without requirement for the express agreement of the Participant. In the event that the Participant does not agree with any such publication of images or video material, he or she is kindly requested to inform GFT in advance by writing to