The 4th edition’s laureates were announced on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, during the Climate Finance Day in Paris. With the theme “Providing digital solutions to put finance at the service of the sustainable transition”, the Challenge attracted more than 25 French and international applications. Ten French finalists were auditioned by the jury and each won a support from the actors of the innovation ecosystem in finance. Thanks to the support of ADEME and Climate-KIC, Finance for Tomorrow was able to award “Neuroprofiler” as the French winner and “Qarnot Computing” as the French favorite,
Since 2018, the Challenge has been mobilising the energies of the French players of innovation in finance to support the sustainable transition of the economy. With the French Agency for Ecological Transition (ADEME) and the EIT Climate-KIC, Finance for Tomorrow rewards French and international start-ups that facilitate the financing of the ecological transition and reduce the environmental impact of the financial sector.
At the heart of innovation processes, fintechs entrepreneurs are important actors capable of supporting the transition of the financial sector to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement. They seek, for example, to ensure the quality of non-financial data and the transparency of financial flows, or to mobilise new sources of financing. They are developing digital solutions, notably products enabling financial inclusions, that position them as key partners for the financial and economic players operating in the sectors of the ecological transition.
Moreover, this year, the Challenge approached the financial sector not only as a field of expertise, but also as a field of prospection, by opening applications broadly to digital solutions with the capacity to support the emergence of new technological uses and processes for the evolution of professional practices.
We would like to thank the promising FinTechs project holders, in France and internationally, as well as the actors of the French innovation ecosystem in Finance, who are working alongside us to accelerate the financing of the ecological transition.
Discover the French and International projects selected by the Committee for this fourth edition of the Challenge!
Laureate : Neuroprofiler is an investment game based on behavioral finance and gamification, which evaluates the risk profile of individual investors and ESG preferences. The solution aims to encourage individuals to mobilize their capital to invest in ESG products and thus finance the energy and ecological transition.
Special Mention : Qarnot Computing is developing Q.ware, a “Platform as a Service” dedicated to intensive computing which gives access to an ecological infrastructure dedicated to all types of high performance calculations (Monte Carlo simulation, AI / ML, Big Data, etc.). Qarnot is changing the data center paradigm by deploying its servers across the country and installing them in buildings (housing, offices, schools, logistics warehouses, etc.), where the heat released by the calculations can be valued directly.
Carbometrix’smission is to make any company’s carbon performance data universally accessible and comparable.
Fruggr is an innovative cloud solution to improve the performance of digital platforms.
Goodvest is a mission-oriented fintech that offers the first responsible and
transparent savings, aligned with the Paris Agreement.
NamR is a data pure player, namR is a producer of geolocated contextual data whose mission is to describe the world through data.
QuantCube provide a SaaS platform of ready-to-use, transparent, reliable and granular environmental indicators that allows investors to take into account environmental risk in their investment processes.
Passerelle de Sustainsoft makes ESG data accessible and exploitable, allowing financial actors to make decisions that will promote the ecological and social transition.
ThreadLabs is a digital platform, enabling equity investors to track both financial and ESG performance of their investment universe, making them SFDR compliant at minimum costs.
WeeFin is a fintech specializing in Sustainable Finance that supports financial actors in creating personalized ESG strategies and automating non-financial data management processes