Celebrating collaborative innovation that is driving economic recovery will be a core theme at Scotland’s Fintech Festival which will take place over four weeks in September and October.
This will be the fifth FinTech Festival hosted by FinTech Scotland with every indication that this will be even larger than previous years with participation from leading entrepreneurs, innovators and policy makers from across the UK and the world.
Every year since 2018, Scotland’s Fintech Festival has showcased the growing innovation across the fintech cluster involving a diverse range of fintech leaders and organisations
The 2022 FinTech Festival will give particular emphasis to the growing collaboration throughout the UK which is enabling the progress of the much-acclaimed FinTech Research & Innovation Roadmap launched in March of this year by FinTech Scotland
The FinTech Festival opens on 15th of September with the Annual Fintech Summit at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh and conclude on 6th of October with an evening of Fintech Awards recognising the achievements of people and organisations across the fintech cluster.
Commenting Nicola Anderson, FinTech Scotland Chief Executive said: “The Festival has grown each year, despite the pandemic, and for 2022 I’m looking forward more in-person events. The four weeks is an ideal opportunity to share how collaborative innovation has a key role to play in addressing economic and social challenges”
A Festival highlight will be the UK Fintech Symposium taking place at NatWest Gogarburn headquarters on 22ndSeptember, bringing together all the UK regional fintech clusters as well as Government ministers, regulators and leading fintech innovation influencers to discuss financial innovation contribution to economic recovery.
Stephen Ingledew, FinTech Scotland chairman and host of the UK FinTech Assembly said, “The Festival will celebrate how fintech is very much a ‘team’ activity and how this UK collaborative approach to innovation is fueling sustainable growth and job creation as well as a positive social impact to benefit all UK regions and communities.” The many diverse Festival events and gatherings are already scheduled and many more will be added on
About FinTech Scotland
FinTech Scotland is an independent not for profit cluster body jointly established by the financial services sector, universities and Scottish Government/Scottish Enterprise to ensure that Scotland seizes the FinTech opportunities and achieves positive economic and social outcomes by encouraging financial innovation, collaboration and inclusion as part of the country’s broader digital economy objectives.
The organisation acts as a strategic enabler and cluster management body focused on leveraging the potential economic (i.e. productivity, innovation, business creation, employment) and social (i.e. financial inclusion, well-being and accessibility) benefits arising from becoming a leading global centre focused on Fintech innovation.
FinTech Scotland’s objectives are to develop an innovative community of FinTech firms, generate impactful collaborations between firms of all sizes and foster an inclusive cluster which is globally recognised and connected.
In January 2020, FinTech Scotland was formally recognised for the development for the Fintech cluster in Scotland and accredited with the bronze label for Cluster Management Excellence by the European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis.
FinTech Scotland was initially founded in January 2018 as a joint initiative by Lloyds Banking Group, HSBC, University of Edinburgh, Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise. The organisation is now supported by a broad range of global financial services, technology and professional services firms as well as University of Edinburgh and University of Strathclyde, the Financial Conduct Authority, Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise. You can read more about the FinTech Scotland Cluster in our recently published “Building a Global Fintech Cluster”