France’s official innovation Cluster for the financial industry

FINANCE INNOVATION is an international cluster based in Paris

Founded in 2007 by the French Public Authorities, FINANCE INNOVATION is the unique cluster for innovation in the French financial sector. It has directed concrete actions to accelerate the creation and development of innovative projects devoted to economic, societal and environmental challenges in the service of growth and employment.

With over 600 members (our members are primarily innovative SMEs, bank and insurance corporation but also major universities, research labs, public authorities), FINANCE INNOVATION seeks to address the key barriers and opportunities in the financial ecosystem:

  • Promote and support the French Fintech ecosystem locally and internationally, while building bridges with the other Fintech hubs
  • Advocate for a democratic and inclusive financial services industry
  • Support SMEs of the territory in their search for capital and funding
  • Attract greater investment

Bernard Gainnier
Chairman
FINANCE INNOVATION

Joëlle Durieux
CEO
FINANCE INNOVATION

Key figures​

+ 500 Members

+ 140 Corporates 
(Bank, Insurance, Asset management, others industries) + 300 Fintech & SME’s + 30 Academics (Universities & Labs) + 40 VC’s

+ 2000 innovative projects

received and studied by the 600 experts of the Cluster since 2007

+ 600 FINTECH certified

by FINANCE INNOVATION

+ 5000 visitors

in FINANCE INNOVATION Cluster’s Events per year

+ 300 M€

raised for the projects

+ 150 events

per year

Key figures​

+ 600 Members

+ 140 Corporates 
(Bank, Insurance, Asset management, others industries)
+ 300 Fintech & SME’s
+ 30 Academics (Universities & Labs)
+ 40 VC’s

+ 2000 innovative projects

received and studied by the 600 experts of the Cluster since 2007

+ 600 FINTECH certified

by FINANCE INNOVATION

+ 5000 visitors

in FINANCE INNOVATION Cluster’s Events per year

+ 300 M€

raised for the projects

+ 150 events

per year

Since 2016, FINANCE INNOVATION is member and coordinator of the French Tech Fintech Thematic Network supported by Public Authorities. The goal is to provide structure for sector ecosystems to favor startup growth and help tomorrow’s mid-sized companies get off to a good start.

Our strategic missions

Provide our members with essential information, networks, and resources

those include ongoing competitive intelligence, training, partnerships, funding solutions and project reviews

Develop a factory of innovative proposals

carried by startups, SMEs, big businesses or researchers, adding great value to the finance sector;

Test and Distribute funding tools to SMEs

in the territory by using innovative or less known methods to facilitate access to funding and to propose diversified solutions;

Facilitate reflection and an ecosystem of innovation

by bringing together researchers with financial and industrial leaders to take on great economic and social challenges for new means of economic growth.

OUR MARKETS

Insurance

Banking

Asset management

Audit & Consult

Real Estate

Sustainable green financement

FINTECH SECTORS IDENTIFIED AND TREATED BY FINANCE INNOVATION​

Technology & Big Data

New financing tools

Payment

Risk Management

Financial analysis & assessment

New Usage/Product/Service

Social and Sustainable Economy

About French competitiveness clusters

What is a competitiveness cluster?

A competitiveness cluster brings together large and small firms, research laboratories and educational establishments, all working together in a specific region to develop synergies and cooperative efforts.

The goal of competitiveness clusters is to build on synergies and innovative, collaborative projects in order to give partner firms the chance to become first in their fields, both in France and abroad.

Key figures in France between 2005 and 2016 :

1681 collaborative R&D projects received public financing of €6,8 billion including more than €1.7 billion granted by the French State through the dedicated fund (FUI)

€1 billion granted by local authorities

Clusters in France
Internationally active
Dedicated to Finance

contacts

Cyril ARMANGE

Directeur des Partenariats et International

+33 1 73 01 93 33

Nicolas FERREIRA

Secrétaire Général

+33 1 73 01 93 23

Maximilien NAYARADOU

Directeur des Projets R&D France et Europe

+33 6 51 32 80 04

Gisela SANCHEZ

Chef de Projets Européens et Développement des Territoires

+33 1 73 01 93 80

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