The third edition of ING Fintech Village has just been launched. Startups from around the world, especially those from the Grand Duchy, are invited to submit their applications on the website until 1 December 2017.
Up to ten of them will be chosen to participate in this accelerator in 2018.
In 2018, the solutions offered by the start-ups must be able to tackle four major challenges:
- the “Personal Bank” Challenge: create “highly digital” solutions to allow the bank to be “very
personal” with its customers;
- the “Secure Bank” Challenge: introduce new, user-friendly security, authentication and
- the “Efficient Bank” Challenge: create solutions that increase efficiency tenfold thanks to new
simple working methods;
- the “Beyond Banking” Challenge: disruptive ways to produce, distribute and/or deliver financial
services that go beyond traditional banking.
A programme of this scale doesn’t just happen by itself: as with the first edition, Deloitte, SWIFT Innotribe and The Bridge are ING’s main partners in this adventure.
Several ING entities are heavily involved in the project: ING Belgium, ING Netherlands and ING Luxembourg. ING Luxembourg will participate in the decision-making and selection process, whilst also taking part in the mentoring programme. There are also 3 ING Luxembourg representatives among the mentors: Sandrine De Vuyst, Head of Private Banking; Damien Degros, Head of Wholesale Banking and Erik Jacquemart, Transformation Office & Head of Innovation.