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Copenhagen Fintech Innovation and Research

Copenhagen Fintech Innovation and Resear​ch (CFIR) is Denmark’s finance IT and fintech cluster organization. 

CFIR is a non-profit association open to companies and organisations with interests within the finance IT area. CFIR develops research, innovation and education within financial technology. CFIR initiates projects and analyses and uses professional knowledge to stimulate debate.

The Innovation Network for Finance IT and CFIR are having five focus areas. Companies, which actively participate, will thus have privileged access to knowledge and contacts. It can be a matchmaking for concrete projects, finding project partners, and obtaining resources for the development of research- and innovation collaboration with universities.​

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NEWS

As mentioned earlier, you have had the opportunity to vote for your favorite for this year’s European FinTech Awards. The one-day conference was held Thursday April 14, 2016 and had a focus on innovative and disruptive FinTech companies. 
Get F’IT Finance IT Tuesday the 26th of April will look into the emerging crowdfunding industry and further focus on pitfalls when crowdfunding. A lot is happening within FinTech and one of these areas is crowdfunding. Crowdfunding has in the recent years had a major impact on various types of startups. This has especially been noteworthy in Europe where crowdfunding makes up a larger percentage of the early stage financing than venture capitalists.​ 
Following the report on Copenhagen’s potential as a Nordic Fintech Hub in December 2015 the vision group behind the report is spearheading the launch of a new and exciting project “The Copenhagen FinTech Hub”.  
​​At the European FinTech Awards and conference there will be an extensive focus on innovative and disruptive FinTech companies. At the conference you will be able to meet and network with more than 400 hand-picked entrepreneurs, bankers, investors, and advisors from top European banks.​​At the European FinTech Awards and conference there will be an extensive focus on innovative and disruptive FinTech companies. At the conference you will be able to meet and network with more than 400 hand-picked entrepreneurs, bankers, investors, and advisors from European top banks. 
In our last newsletter, we reported from CFIR’s successful Startup Weekend in Copenhagen from March 4th-6th.

One week later (March 11th-13th) Spar Nord Bank gathered around 100 fintech entrepreneurs, practitioners and students for a Future of Finance Hackathon in Aalborg in collaboration with Happy42.​

 
Startup Weekend FinTech 2016 opened on Friday March 4, 2016, with a kick-off event where the Danish Ministry of Business and Growth, Accenture, and last year’s winner Colorfly gave shared their knowledge on challenges, experiences, and success stories within FinTech.

 
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Events

Fintech is moving into the investment and capital markets space. Trading strategies, trading analytics and alternative finance are three big fintech categories in this space. Updated program, now with presentations from Tradeworks, RiskButler and Secure Capital. 
​​Indsigt og viden i betalinger, PSD2, de nye regler og aktørernes syn på dem. Inspiration og praktiske erfaringer fra sektoren. Dialog og debat på tværs. Nyt fælles forum for etablerede spillere og FinTech Start-ups.  
​​Reserver eftermiddagen den 9. juni 2016, hvor professor Peter Sestoft, ITU og medlem af erhvervsforskerudvalget fortæller om ordningen.ErhvervsPhD-ordningen er attraktiv for både virksomhed og kandidat. Den 9. juni 2016 bliver der mulighed for at høre mere om mulighederne på fintech området. 
På dette møde vil vi gennemgå de nye regler i praksis og tydeliggøre, hvad det er virksomhederne skal gøre for at komme i gang. Vi vil også give et par bud på værktøjer, som virksomhederne med fordel kan anvende. Endelig vil vi sætte fokus på, hvordan nogle af de store virksomheder har grebet arbejdet an i praksis. 
​Mark your calendar for the Finance IT Day 2016. September 15, 2016 

"The financial services industry has an increasing reliance on ICT. The strong standing of Denmark in this area indicates that there could be a strong potential for Copenhagen to increase its standing in financial services."

CEO, Professor Michael Mainelli, Z/Yen


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