The Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab is a cross-disciplinary research program on the global phenomenon of innovation in the financial industry induced by "Financial Technology” (FinTech).
It involves researchers from banking and finance, business informatics, innovation management, strategic management, marketing, social sciences, economics, and many other disciplines. The lab`s goal is to conduct research on the topic of digitisation in the financial services industry together with participants from the whole value chain, including banks, insurers, providers, regulators, and various other organizations and associations from the FinTech ecosystem.
Hosted at the University of Zurich, the Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab cooperates with a broad international network of universities like for example ETH Zurich, University of St. Gallen, MIT, Harvard, Stanford, University of Hong Kong, Singapore Management University, and many others.
The Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab is the academic lead partner of the "Swiss Blockchain Hackathon - Building the fundamental blocks of future finance” on June 21-23
One of the advantages of blockchain technology is the ability to tokenize asset of any shape or from – from diamonds to property from art to cars. This turns previously non-bankable assets into bankable ones making illiquid assets into liquid and tradeable assets. There are a couple of challenges associated with this opportunity one of which is: how is the value of the tokenized assets to be determined? And how can this value be traced? There are prizes available of more than CHF 300’000. More information can be found here: https://hackathon.trustsquare.ch/portfolio/finance/
2nd International FinTech, InsurTech & Blockchain Forum
On Nov. 5th, the Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab from the University of Zurich hosts the 2nd "International FinTech, InsurTech & Blockchain Forum” at Kraftwerk in Zurich. The forum is an international and interdisciplinary conference on the global phenomenon of the digitization of financial services and brings together top researchers and practitioners. The conference is co-organized together with the NZZ Swiss International Finance Forum, a practitioners conference on Nov. 6th.
The Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab holds a new lecture in the spring semester 2019:
Read our blog on “FinTech” organized together with "Finanz und Wirtschaft” where the Swiss FinTech Community posts on a regular basis.