Challenge Fintech for Tomorrow

Finance for Tomorrow wants to leverage digitalisation for the green revolution!
The Challenge “Fintech for Tomorrow” aims to reward solutions able to transform financial sector practices and reorient capital flows. With the support of ADEME, the state’s key operator for the ecological and energy transition, and EIT Climate-KIC, a major actor for climate innovation in Europe, the Challenge will highlight promising French and international fintech projects, and connect them with the actors of the French innovation ecosystem to support their development.

Build an inclusive low-carbon economy, limit global warming and stop biodiversity loss, are some of the objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on Climate. On a global scale, the achievement of these objectives will require a massive shift of financial flows. In this perspective, how can technological innovation be used to finance the ecological and energy transition? Faced with the magnitude of the challenges, it is indeed essential to mobilize our capacity to innovate, to imagine new solutions, and to scale up. This is the goal of the Challenge Fintech for Tomorrow: to mobilize start-ups and companies with innovative digital solutions in order to facilitate the financing of the transition and reduce the environmental impact of the financial sector.

Make sure your project meets the selection criteria, discover the support offers from our partners and apply online until September 30, 2019!

FRANCE

The Laureate will win:

• 1 year of incubation financed by ADEME, by the partner of his choice: Le Swave or Liberté Living-Lab.
• 6 months of acceleration support within EIT Climate-KIC’s program.
• 1 year of membership offered by Finance for Tomorrow.

INTERNATIONAL

The Laureate will win:

• 1 place for 2 persons during a session of the “Landing Pack - Explore” of Paris&Co: a one-month stay in Paris with access to an office, workshops and personalized coaching to discover the French market!
• 1 workshop by Finance for Tomorrow to establish contacts with the actors of the Paris financial centre.

FRANCE

The “Special Mention” will win:

• 1 year of membership for a support offered by the partner of his choice: Cap Digital or the Finance Innovation Pole.
• 1 year of membership offered by Finance for Tomorrow.

CLIMATE FINANCE DAY

An exceptional opportunity for visibility at the Climate Finance Day:

The laureates will have the opportunity to pitch their project at the rewards ceremony, during the Fintech parallel session.
• Finalists will appear in the communication brochure and will be offered presentation stands.

Why apply ?

Find below the detailed prizes of the Challenge

A competitiveness and digital transformation cluster that supports collaborative research, contributes to the dynamics of Paris Region's digital creation industries and contributes to France's influence abroad.

- One-year membership to join the European innovation ecosystem (visibility of key accounts, networking and events...);
- Personalized support with experts and R&D teams
- Financing and development opportunities (labels, support systems, etc.)

Contact: badin@capdigital.com
www.capdigital.com

A global competitiveness cluster dedicated to supporting and growing innovative projects for the competitiveness of the French financial industry and job creation, in France and abroad.

- One-year membership allowing you to participate in the definition of the main trends in financial innovation;
- Expert support to find new customers and partners (contacts, visibility, events...) and consolidate your business to support sustainable projects (expert advice, international deployment...).

Contact: gardies@finance-innovation.org
finance-innovation.org

A place for collective innovation located in the heart of Paris, which brings together 200 multidisciplinary actors in residence, working on technological projects in the service of the general interest.

- 6-month residency in the heart of the Sentier district in Paris ;
- Tailor-made acceleration program: weekly coaching, business expertise, fundraising, events...

Contact : cottinet@liberte.paris
www.liberte.paris

A multi-corporate innovation platform dedicated to Fintech by Paris&Co, integrating all financial players.

- 3 workstations in a shared space for one year, located in the offices in the Grande Arche de la Défense;
- Incubation dedicated to “take-off”: commercial development, fundraising, visibility, recruitment, international development.

Contact : poulain@parisandco.com
www.swave.parisandco.paris

Paris Economic Development and Innovation Agency.

- 1 place for 2 persons for a one-month session of the “Paris Landing Pack – Explore”, during the year 2020 in March, June or October: includes an office, workshops and individual coaching (fundraising, discovery and integration to the French market...);
- Travel and accommodation in Paris for 2 persons included.

Website : https://comet.parisandco.com/Offers/Paris-Landing-Pack_Explore

- French category :  one year membership to connect project leaders with the Paris financial centre ecosystem and provide them with opportunities for visibility.
- International category: travel and accommodation in Paris for one month of the winning project and organisation of a workshop to connect with the Paris financial centre ecosystem.

Contact: natacha.boric@paris-europlace.com

Key steps of the Challenge

End of the application periode

September 30

Selection Committees

October 15 - 16

Climate Finance Day - Rewards Ceremony

November 29