With the world becoming ever more digital, companies need to develop their business models continually. It is to encourage the exchange of fresh and unconventional business ideas that CODE_n was established. It describes itself as a Global Ecosystem for Digital Pioneers and, for the second year in a row, machine tool and laser technology specialist TRUMPF will act as partner to this innovation platform; indeed, this year for the first time as global partner.
The CODE_n community get together at an event called the new.New Innovation Festival for which TRUMPF was a strategic partner last year. Indeed, last year’s festival proved such a success that TRUMPF has chosen to be a global partner in 2016 and take on an even more prominent role. This year’s event will take place in Karlsruhe from 20th – 22nd September 2016.
“The success of Industry 4.0 relies on multiple partners working together and CODE_n is our chance to share ideas with other companies – in particular start-ups – to shape the future of photonics,” explains Berthold Schmidt, Head of Corporate R&D at TRUMPF.
As an innovator and technology leader in laser technology, TRUMPF is primarily focusing on ambitious start-ups concentrating on Photonics 4.0 and is acting as patron for this cluster. This initiative is all about how Industry 4.0 is driven using optical technologies.