A FINancial supervision and TECHnology compliance training programme

The activities of the FIN-TECH project draw on the contribution of :

  1. Fintechs and fintech hubs, who have detailed understanding of business models based on financial technologies;
  2. Regulators and supervisors, who have detailed understanding of the regulations and risks that concern financial technologies;
  3. Universities and research centres, which have detailed understanding of the risk management models that can be applied to financial technologies.

Meet the consortium partners

University of Pavia

Project Coordinator and workpackage leader of Management and SupTech Workshops


Pavia is one of the oldest universities in Europe, today is offering a wide variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary teaching organized in 18 Departments and has study programmes at all levels. Research is carried out in departments, institutes, clinics, centres, and laboratories in close association with public and private institutions, enterprises and companies.

Members:

Prof. Paolo Guidici

Prof. Paola Cerchiello

Prof. Claudia Tarantola

Arianna Agosto

Anca Mirela Toma

Paolo Pagnottoni

University of Pavia

University College Dublin

Partner(SupTech)


Highly engaged locally, nationally and internationally, UCD’s vision is to be known around the world as Ireland’s Global University; in terms of our comprehensive range of disciplines, in the reach and impact of our research and innovation, in our holistic educational experience, in the diversity of our community and in our engagement with all sectors of society and with all regions of the world.

Members:

Prof. Andreas Hoepner

Prof. Valerio Poti

Theodor Cojoianu

University College Dublin

Firamis GmbH

Partner and WP leader of RegTech Workshops and Dissemination, SupTech, Validation Workshop


Firamis is a Frankfurt-based B2B FinTech, building software applications powered by AI and Data Science for financial service companies in InvestTech, RiskTech, RegTech and SupTech. There are several EuroStoxx50 companies among Firamis' clients. Firamis is research–driven and specialised on supporting quantitative investment and risk management processes empowered by machine learning, financial data science and visualisation of complex information.

Members:

Dr. Jochen Papenbrock

Niklas Bussmann

Firamis GmbH

Humboldt University of Berlin

Partner and Big Data workpackage Leader (Suptech, Validation workshop)


The Humboldt University of Berlin (German: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), established in 1810, is the oldest of Berlin's four universities. As of 2017, the university has been associated with 55 Nobel Prize winners (including former students, faculty and researchers), and is considered one of the best universities in Europe as well as one of the most prestigious universities in the world for arts and humanities. The British Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2017-18 listed Humboldt-University as the 67th best university in the world and 4th best in Germany. LvB Chair of statistics at HU Berlin has an outstanding expertise in development of new training courses as well as in successful implementation of experimental teaching approaches in the area of FinTech and Digital economy.

Members:

Prof. Wolfgang Karl Härdle

Professor Dr. Stefan Lessmann

Dr. Alla Petukhina

Humboldt University of Berlin

University College London

Partner and AI workpackage leader, SupTech, Validation Workshop


University College London, which has operated under the official name of UCLsince 2005, is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom. It is a constituent college of the federal University of London, and is the third largest university in the United Kingdom by total enrolment, and the largest by postgraduate enrolment.

Members:

Tomaso Aste

Jeremy Turiel

University College London

ZHAW Zurich university for applied science

Partner (Suptech, RegTech Session, Validation workshop)


ZHAW is one of the leading universities of applied sciences in Switzerland. With locations in Winterthur, Zurich and Wädenswil, the ZHAW is firmly integrated in the local region whilst also collaborating with international partners.

Members:

Prof. Jörg Osterrieder

Branka Hadji Misheva

Prof. Peter Schwendner

Prof. Harald Bärtschi

ZHAW Zurich university for applied science

The Bucharest University of Economic Studies

Partner (Suptech, Mid-Term Workshop)


The Bucharest University of Economic Studies is one of the most important Romanian Universities and was established by Royal Decree in 1913. The university enrols around 23 000 students in all three cycles, bachelor, master and Pd.D. in several fields like: economics, business administration, information and communication technology and law.

Members:

Assoc Prof. Pele Traian Daniel

Smaranda Cimpoeru

Assoc Prof. Cristian Valeriu Toma

Prof. Popa Marius

Assoc Prof. Tanase Stamule

Assoc Prof. Vasile Alecsandru Strat

The Bucharest University of Economic Studies

INESC-TEC

Partner (Suptech)


INESC TEC is a private non-profit research institution, dedicated to scientific research and technological development, technology transfer, advanced consulting and training, and pre-incubation of new technology-based companies. As an institution operating at the interface of the academic and business worlds, bringing closer together academia, companies, public administration, and society, INESC TEC typically applies the knowledge and results generated as part of its research in technology transfer projects, seeking value creation and immediate social relevance.

Members:

Paulo Brito

Carlos Alves

Pedro Campos

Pedro Amorim

INESC-TEC

Jožef Stefan Institute

Partner (Suptech)


Jožef Stefan Institute (JSI - www.ijs.si) is the leading research institution for natural sciences in Slovenia with over 900 researchers within 25 departments working in the areas of computer science, physics, chemistry and biology. The Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (http://ailab.ijs.si), with approximately 40 researchers, is one of the largest European research groups working in the areas of machine learning, data mining, language technologies, semantic technologies and sensor networks. Its key research direction is combining modern statistical data analytic techniques with more semantic/logic based knowledge representations and reasoning techniques as a method in solving complex problems such as text understanding, large scale probabilistic reasoning, building broad coverage knowledge bases and dealing with scale.

Members:

Marko Grobelnik

Dr. Polona Skraba Stanic

Jožef Stefan Institute

Kaunas University of Technology

Partner (Suptech)


Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) is a leading Lithuanian university (established 1922) providing a wide range of studies and closely cooperating with business. The University provides studies of engineering, technologies, physical and social sciences, humanities and arts. The researchers and scientists from Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences conduct interdisciplinary scientific research in the fundamental sciences field, while Faculty of Informatics is conducting cutting edge scientific research related to the development of informatics.

Members:

Assoc Prof. Audrius Kabasinskas

Assoc Prof. Kristina Sutiene

Kestutis Luksys

Kazimieras Bagdonas

Prof. Eimutis Valakevicius

Assoc Prof. Evaldas Vaiciukynas

Kaunas University of Technology

Masaryk University

Partner (Suptech)


Masaryk Univeristy is the second largest university in the Czech Republic. Faculty of Economics and Administration provides economic education to almost three thousand students in Czech, English and French.

Members:

Oleg Deev

Štefan Lyócsa

Tomáš Výrost

Eduard Baumöhl

Masaryk University

University of Economics in Bratislava

Partner (Suptech)


THe UEBA is the 3rd oldest university in Slovakia with student body of 8 000 students. It is the only university specialized in economics, management and international relations in Slovakia. Its faculties belong to the best ranked in area of research and employability of graduates.

Members:

Assoc Prof. Jana Peliova

Assistant Prof. Marek Káčer

Assoc Prof. Ľubomíra Gertler

University of Economics in Bratislava

University of Economics Varna

Partner (Suptech)


The University of Economics - Varna, founded in 1920, is one of the oldest higher education institutions in the field of economics on the Balkan Peninsula. During its 99-year-long history, UE-Varna has trained more than 145 000 professional economists currently working in Bulgaria and abroad. Today, there are more than 10 000 domestic and foreign degree-seeking students at UE-Varna. UE-Varna participates in various European programmes and projects providing numerous opportunities to its students, faculty members and administrative staff.

Members:

Prof. Stefan Vachkov

Assoc Prof. Silvia Parusheva

Yanka Aleksandrova

Lyubomir Lyubenov

Dimitria Karadimova

Nedialko Valkanov

Petar Dimitrov

University of Economics Varna

University of Luxembourg

Partner (Suptech)


The University of Luxembourg is a public research university founded in 2003 with an international, multilingual and interdisciplinary character, situated on Belval Campus and in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.

Members:

Radu State

Beltran Fiz

University of Luxembourg

University of Rijeka

Partner (Suptech)


The University of Rijeka was founded in 1973 as a logical expansion of higher education institutions in western Croatia whose roots date back to the 17th century when the Rijeka Jesuit gymnasium was established. The University integrates its constituents' functions and ensures their unified and harmonized activities. Its mission is dedicated to making strategic and development-oriented decisions on numerous issues regarding the functioning of the academic community and continued facilitation of international competitiveness in all areas of scientific, artistic and professional activities. Through active collaboration with the economic and business sector along with partnerships for community development the University endeavours to contribute toward the socio-cultural transition into a knowledge-based society.

Members:

Prof. Sasa Zikovic

Prof. Ivana Tomas Zikovic

Ivan Grzeta

Ines Basic

Maria Culjak

University of Rijeka

University of Warsaw

Partner (Suptech)


The University of Warsaw is the largest university and, according to national and international rankings, best research centre in Poland. Besides 21 faculties, UW has also 30 academic and research centres. Since 2016, UW has used the ‘HR Excellence in Research’ logo, which is granted by the European Commission.

Members:

Assistant Prof. Piotr Wójcik

Assistant Prof. Paweł Sakowski

Assistant Prof. Robert Ślepaczuk

University of Warsaw

Panteion University

Partner (Suptech)


Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences was founded in 1930 by the Educational Renaissance Association under the name of the Free School of Political Economics. It is the fifth oldest Higher Education Institution in Greece and the first school of political science. Today, Panteion University has nine academic departments covering the full range of social and political sciences. The Department serves a relatively new subject, which incorporates modern interdisciplinary notions as to the nature and character of regional and generally economic development. The philosophy of the Department based on the view that the analysis of economic growth consists complex social process which’s critical dimensions, are space and time, that is its people, the place and its history. The space at the same time treated as geographical (place, city, region, etc.) with specific problems but also as a historic place in the sense of the historical determination and limitation. The special feature of the operation of the Department is to analyze the phenomenon of the development, not in the narrow limits of economics, but also enriched with knowledge coming from the area of social and natural sciences. Based on this theoretical grid of values, the curriculum is arranged around two parallel and equivalent axes: the axis of economic science and the axis of regional science.

Members:

Veni Arakelian

Panteion University

Tampere University

Partner (Suptech)


Tampere University was created in January 2019 by the merger of the University of Tampere and Tampere University of Technology, which are joined the forces to create a new foundation-based university. At the new University, technology and social sciences come together in a unique way. Our research groups and projects conduct multidisciplinary research across institutional boundaries.

Members:

Prof. Lasse Koskinen

Antti Talonen

Tampere University

B Hive

Partner (Suptech)


B-Hive is a European collaborative innovation fintech platform that brings together major banks, insurers and market infrastructure players. Together, we work on common innovation programs and build bridges between our corporate partners and our startup and scale-up community members.

Members:

Dave Remue

B Hive

Politecnico di Milano

Partner (Suptech)


Politecnico di Milano is the largest technical university in Italy, with about 42,000 students. It offers undergraduate, graduate and higher education courses in engineering, architecture and design. Founded in 1863, it is the oldest university in Milan.

Members:

Prof. Emilio Barucci

Prof. Daniele Marazzina

Michele Azzone

Politecnico di Milano

modefinance

Partner (RegTech)


modefinance is a native Fintech company focused on the development of Data Science applied to finance. Custom and digital solutions for credit risk assessment and management, based on AI technology, plus being the first Fintech Rating Agency certified by ESMA in Europe, make modefinance a unique entity, able to evaluate any corporate and bank worldwide. Thanks to its own MORE methodology (multi objective rating evaluation) modefinance provides accurate and transparent credit risk analyses.

Members:

Valentino Pediroda

Andrea Sorrentino

Alberto Gerin

Sabrina Stella

modefinance

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Partner (Suptech, Regtech)


Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) is a public research university located in Madrid (Spain). UCM is the largest is the 3rd largest non-distance European university by enrollment, and one of the oldest universities in the world. The University enrolls around 86,000 students each year and consistently ranks as one of the top universities in Spain.

Members:

Assoc Prof. Javier Arroyo

Assoc Prof. Samer Hassan

Miller Ariza

Viktor Jacynycz

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

WU Vienna University of Economics and Business

Partner (Suptech, Regtech)


The Vienna University of Economics and Business (German: Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien or WU) is the largest university focusing on business and economics in Europe and, in terms of student body, one of the largest universities in Austria. It has been ranked as one of the best business schools in Europe.

Members:

Assoc Prof. Ronald Hochreiter

Prof. Kurt Hornik

Alex Eisl

Christian Ochs

WU Vienna University of Economics and Business

Pantheon-Sorbonne University

Partner and Blockchain Workpackage leader (SupTech, RegTech and validation workshop)


The Pantheon-Sorbonne University is a spin-off from the University of Paris, which emerged around 1150 in Paris and occupies a privileged position in many subjects such as Law, Economics, Computer Sciences and Mathematics.

Members:

Assistant Prof. Christophe Henot

Prof. Dominique Guegan

Prof. Catherine Bruneau

Prof. Olena Havrylchyk

Assistant Prof. Iryna Veryzhenko

Stephane Blemus

Alexis Bogroff

Pantheon-Sorbonne University

Cross-border Networking of Ecosystems

While innovation in finance is not a new concept, the focus on technological innovations and its pace have increased significantly. Fintech solutions that make use of big data analytics, artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies are currently introduced at an unprecedented rate. These new technologies are changing the nature of the financial industry, creating many opportunities for fintechs to offer more inclusive access to financial services

CONTACT US

FIN-Tech
European Coordinator:

Prof. Paolo Giudici
Professor of Statistics
University of Pavia
Italy