The IC tomorrow Financial Technologies innovation contest will offer a total of £175k to businesses to encourage innovation within Financial Technologies. Through a range of challenges, including themes of Education, Cyber Security, Transactions, Personal Finance Management, Compliance and Regulation, IC tomorrow are looking for innovative proposals from companies with digital solutions relevant to these themes within the financial sector.
Winners will not only benefit from contest funding but will have an exclusive opportunity to collaborate with one of our global contest challenge partners, which include Money Advice Service and Experian, Lloyds Banking Group, American Express, Accenture, and the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS).
We aim to see unique solutions with potential appeal to a broad commercial market, successful applicants will then be expected to trial their proposed solutions with their industry partners for a minimum duration of 3 months.
The Belfast briefing event will give applicants the chance to find out more about the contest process, gain helpful hints and tips on applying as well as giving an ideal network opportunity within a thriving tech community in Belfast.If you’re not able to make the Belfast briefing event, we are holding a further 3 briefing events in London, Cardiff & Edinburgh as well as a live webinar from the London briefing event. The contest will open in March 2015.
10.30 - Registration
11.00 - Welcome and application process
11.45 - CHALLENGE 1, Personal financial management. Partner: Money Advice Service and Experian
12.00 - CHALLENGE 2, Cyber security. Partner: Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS)
12.15 - CHALLENGE 3, Consumer financial literacy Partner: Lloyds Banking Group
12.30 - CHALLENGE 4, Hyper-local transactions Partner: American Express
12.45 - CHALLENGE 5, Compliance and regulation Partner: Accenture Innovation Lab
13.00 - Close and networking