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.

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. The registration is possible until February 28th 2021. Details for the registration can be found here.

3rd International FinTech InsurTech & Blockchain Forum

On Nov. 13th the Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab from the University of Zurich hosted the 3rd "International FinTech, InsurTech & Blockchain Forum” as a pure online event. The forum is an international and interdisciplinary conference on the global phenomenon of the digitization of financial services and brought together top researchers and practitioners. 

1st International FinTech, InsurTech & Blockchain Forum

Lecture Course

Lecture Course The Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab lectures on FinTech & InsurTech in the autumn semester 2020:

“FinTech & InsurTech - Digitalisierung der Finanzindustrie”

FinTech Blog

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


Dr. Thomas Puschmann
Head of Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab