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Financial Technologies Innovation Contest – Final Event

IC tomorrow, Innovate UK’s digital innovation programme, will hold the final event for the ‘Financial Technologies Innovation Contest’ on the 27th May 2015 at Level39, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5AB

This event will see fifteen innovative businesses pitch their Fintech ideas and solutions to a panel of judges from relevant industry, investment, and professional backgrounds, alongside representatives from Innovate UK and the contest’s challenge partners that include: Accenture, American Express, Experian, Lloyds Banking Group, Money Advice Service, and RBS Group

Finalists will have ten minutes to present to the panel, including Q&A. Successful business ideas will be chosen and announced at the end of the day.


The challenges are as follows:

Personal financial management

Partner: Money Advice Service and Experian

Cyber security

Partner: RBS Group and Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS)

Consumer financial literacy 

Partner: Lloyds Banking Group

Hyper-local transactions

Partner: American Express

Compliance and regulation:

Partner: Accenture


IC tomorrow will award a total of up to £175K to five challenge applicants, with up to £35K awarded to each successful business.

Businesses will be awarded the funding to develop their solutions and have the opportunity to trial the technologies with their respective challenge partners for a minimum of three months.

Previous contest winners have gone on to develop commercial partnerships with industry partners, while gaining notable publicity and attracting the attention of other primary customers.

This is an open event for anyone interested in digital innovation within or outside the scope of financial technology. The event is also an opportunity to gain insight into the support on offer from Innovate UK and the Digital Catapult. By attending you will make valuable new connections with professionals that share the goals of commercialising innovative ideas. 




10:00 Registration

10:30 Welcome from Matt Sansam

10:45 CHALLENGE 1, Personal financial management. Partner: Money Advice Service and Experian

11:20 CHALLENGE 2, Cyber security. Partner:  Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) and RBS Group

11:55 Coffee break

12:05 CHALLENGE 3, Consumer financial literacy. Partner: Lloyds Banking Group

12:40 Lunch

13:30 CHALLENGE 4, Hyper-local transactions. Partner: American Express

14:05 CHALLENGE 5, Compliance and regulation. Partner: Accenture

14:40 Networking

15:20 Winners Announced

16:30 End of the event

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Level 39

1 Canada Square


United Kingdom

E14 5AB