This year’s CeBIT trade show will feature a brand new global innovation contest called CODE_n. Short for ’Code of the New’, the contest aims to seek out and promote the world’s most innovative startups involved in the development of new business models for the internet or mobile devices.
Six Nordic and four Russian startups have been selected into the Top 50 of this year’s contest out of over 400 candidates. Each finalist gets a 15 square-meter presentation space at CeBIT and a chance to promote themselves at the world’s largest digital expo. A whopping 62% of the finalists are from Germany.
Here’s a rundown of the Nordic and Russian finalists:
Augmented IQ/Appear (Sweden)
ViEye/Computer Vision Systems (Russia)
yaM Labs (Russia)
The winner of the contest will receive 25,000 euros in prize money and a two-year mentoring deal from CODE_n’s partner companies. CeBIT 2012 takes place March 6-10th in Hanover, Germany.