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FinTech Innovation Challenge by Sony 2016

 


The challenge opens for entry on Friday the 22nd of January and closes for entry on on midnight (Japanese Standard Time) Thursday the 18th of February 2016

FinTech Innovation Challenge by Sony
Hosted by Matchi
Event Description
In partnership with Matchi, Sony Corporation is challenging the global FinTech community to respond to the FinTech Innovation Challenge to compete for a PoC project (Proof-of-Concept project) within the multinational conglomerate.
What's in it for you?
The highest ranking innovation in each of the six themes will have an opportunity to present their solution to a judging panel from Sony on 17 March 2016. From there, at least one innovation will be announced as the ultimate winner and that firm will continue through to the PoC project phase within Sony.
How will your entry be scored
The highest ranking innovation in each of the six themes will have an opportunity to present their solution to a judging panel from Sony on 17 March 2016. From there, at least one innovation will be announced as the ultimate winner and that firm will continue through to the PoC project phase within Sony.
Challenge Categories
 
Web Bank Interaction for High Net Worth Individuals
  • Create a totally new web CX for High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs)
  • Recommended focus areas are: Personal Information, New web Interaction Technology, Behavioral Economics and Narrative Story-telling
  • We are not looking for a robot or an agent which will serve the customers in a Human-like manner
 This Challenge is closed for entry
 
Financial Services for Travelers
  • Think about the financial touchpoints of business/private travelers and create a new service to solve their issues.
  • Recommended focus areas are: Personal Information, Real-time Sensing, Action Prediction, Behavioral Economics and Collective Intelligence.
 This Challenge is closed for entry
 
Entertainment x Blockchain
  • Useful solutions related to film and music industries using Blockchain.
  • Recommended focus areas are: Content Creation, Equipment Lease, Crowd Funding, Demand Prediction, Right Management and Ticket Distribution
 This Challenge is closed for entry
 
Education/ Financial Management Services for Youth
  • Help Youth to manage financial issues or a service to support Youth who are not financially educated.
  • Recommended focus areas are: Gamification, Online Education, Education Platforms
 This Challenge is closed for entry
 
Client Engagement for the Underbanked / Underinvested
  • In general, Japanese consumers are indifferent to financial services except for savings, loans, life insurance and automotive insurance.
  • We are looking for innovations to promote more engagement around additional financial products e.g. investment portfolios.
 This Challenge is closed for entry
 
Super Smart Authentication
  • Smart and simple new customer authentication solutions for clients of financial institutions (e.g. banks and insurance companies).
  • The authentication solutions that we are looking for include but are not limited to online and mobile interactions. The category also extends to smart ways of authenticating customers in physical locations e.g. bank branches and retail outlets.
 This Challenge is closed for entry
The highest ranking innovation in each of the six themes will have an opportunity to present their solution to a judging panel from Sony on 17 March 2016. From there, at least one innovation will be announced as the ultimate winner and that firm will continue through to the PoC project phase within Sony.


Challenge Timeline:

  • Accepting Entries: 22nd January to 18th February
  • Validate Entries: 22nd February to 26th February
  • Entry Scoring : 27th February to 6th March
  • Shortlisting: 7th March
  • Judging: 8th March to 9th March
  • Announce Finalists: 10th March
  • Final Judging: 15th March to 17th March
  • Announce Winners: 18th March

Current Phase in Challenge:

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