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A FINancial supervision and TECHnology compliance training programme

Project description

Enhancing the competitiveness of the European FinTech sector

Financial technology (FinTech) solutions that employ Big Data analytics, artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies are being introduced into the financial industry at an extraordinary rate. While they provide FinTech companies with ample opportunities, they also invite many challenges, such as cyberattacks, contagion risks and compliance concerns, which are of key interest to regulators and supervisory bodies. The EU-funded FIN-TECH project aims to create a European training programme that offers shared risk management use cases that can be proposed to automatise compliance of FinTech companies, and to increase the efficiency of supervisory activities. In a nutshell, the project aims at boosting the European FinTech ecosystem by delivering standardised procedures for FinTech risk management.

Objective

"Financial Technology (Fin Tech) means ""Technology enabled financial innovations"". There is a strong need to improve the competitiveness of the European Fin Tech sector, creating a common regulatory field across all countries which, while encouraging innovations in Big Data analytics, Artificial  Intelligence, and Blockchain technologies, can correctly measure their risks. Europe is a broad mosaic of regulatory landscapes. Policy makers and regulators must move quickly to establish a new regulatory framework for emerging fintechs, without stifling their economic potential.

The FIN-TECH project, under the EU's Horizon2020 funding scheme, aims to create a European training programme, aimed at providing shared risk management solutions that automatize compliance of Fintech companies (RegTech) and, at the same time, increases the efficiency of supervisory activities (SupTech). In other words, we aim at connecting FINancial supervision with TECHnological compliance, from which the acronym of the project: FIN-TECH.

The project programme will be built jointly by 24 university and fntech partners that are established experts in fintech risk management, that will share knowledge with with regulators, supervisors and fintech associations and hubs from all 28 European Union countries, plus Switzerland.

The goals of the project will be achieved through research activity in risk management models for Big data analytics, AI and Blockchain applications to finance, discussed in three different research workshops; two levels of knowledge exchange sessions: a training level, run at the location of the involved supervisor in each of the 29 countries, to achieve uniformity across Europe; a coding level, centralised at the location of six different fintech hubs. The project will be simultaneously disseminated and validated through a dedicated web site, social network activity, users feedback and validation by established bank, insurance and investment funds.








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Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2018-20

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Sub call

H2020-ICT-2018-2

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA
Net EU contribution
€ 450 000,00
Address
Strada nuova 65
27100 Pavia
Italy

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Pavia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (23)