Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab

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 Department of Banking and Finance 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 of the University of Zurich founds Extreme Tech Challenge Switzerland www.xtcswitzerland.org which is part of Extreme Tech Challenge Global. Start-ups which have their focus on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are invited to apply on www.xtcswitzerland.org. XTC Switzerland supports innovators that harness the power of technology to address the greatest challenges facing humanity and our planet in different categories ranging from FinTech to EdTech.

Sustainable FinTech Startup Map

Swisscom and the Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab mapped 28 sustainable FinTech startups for Switzerland. The Sustainable FinTech Map is one of 16 actions of the Swiss Green FinTech Network.

Sustainable FinTech Map
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Lecture Course

The Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab lectures on FinTech & InsurTech in the autumn semester 2021:

“FinTech & InurTech - Digitalisation of the Financial Services Industry”

1st Global Sustainable Digital Finance Forum

On Sept. 29th the Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab from the University of Zurich organizes the "Global Sustainable Digital Finance Forum”. The forum is an international and interdisciplinary conference bridging the fields of sustainability, digitization and finance.

Global Sustainable Digital Finance Forum

4th International FinTech InsurTech & Blockchain Forum

On Nov. 19th the Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab from the University of Zurich organizes the 4th "International FinTech, InsurTech & Blockchain Forum”. 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.

Lecture Course

The Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab lectures on FinTech & InsurTech in the spring semester 2021:
“Blockchain”

New FinTech CAS Program starts in 2021

In March 2021, the new FinTech CAS program of the Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab from the University of Zurich will start its inaugural class of 2021. The program provides a deep dive into various technologies (e.g., artificial intelligence, blockchain, etc.), novel business models in consumer banking, wealth and asset management and insurance as well as many other topics like regulation and agile transformation. The FinTech CAS provides a mix of high level Swiss and international speakers from academia and practice that are at the forefront of digital transformation in the financial services industry. Details for the registration can be found here.

FinTech Blog

Read our blog on “FinTech” organized together with "Finanz und Wirtschaft” where the Swiss FinTech Community posts on a regular basis.

Contact

Dr. Thomas Puschmann
Head of Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab