JFIA 2021 Overview

JFIA was inaugurated last year to promote innovative initiatives in the financial area by adopting information technology and sharing best practices in the industry, and expects to further expand open innovation beyond the corporate group and business sector. JFIA2021 consists of 3 categories, including Startup, Financial Institution, and Collaboration. FINOLAB, the FinTech Center of Tokyo, administrated the evaluation process by extracting about 600 innovative initiatives from press releases during the year 2020. Final candidates and winners were selected by a group of professionals, FINOVATORS, based on the judging on innovation, growth, and transformation. Further Judgment is scheduled on Feb. 26 at “Future Frontier Fes by FINOLAB (4F) 2021.”

Title

Japan Financial Innovation Award 2021 Ceremony
(at Future Frontier Fes by FINOLAB )

Date and Time

Feb. 26, 2021, 6:00PM – 8:00PM (JST)

Host

FINOLAB Inc.

Co-Host

FINOVATORS

Language

English

Admission

Free

Channel

YouTube FINOLAB CHANNEL

“4F” is an annual event for various stakeholders of financial innovation to gather and discuss their future action. There, the JFIA Award Ceremony, FINOPITCH (a pitch contest by domestic and foreign startups) and its award ceremony, various lectures, keynote speeches and panel discussions are held. It started in 2020 with the aim of becoming a participatory festival where stakeholders of innovation can share their experience and information, as opposed to a conventional conference.

4F

JFIA 2021
Grand Prix and Category Excellence

Grand Prix

Remarks :
The expertise of both proven FinTech players have collaborated to bring attractive offering to retail investors.

Startup Category Excellence

Inspire

Remarks :
Their “IaaS” platform would create a new option for future entrants to the market.

Financial Institution Category Excellence

No Initiative

No Winner

Collaboration Category Excellence

Remarks :
Their new insurance with complicated risk calculation will be promote digitalization of account opening.

Honorary Mention

Remarks :
Creation of new insurance adding to the existing product have provided effective support for those who suffered from the COVID-19 crisis.

JFIA 2021 Winners

Startup

Financial Institution

Collaboration

*alphabetical order

MOVIE

JUDGES

Masakazu
MASUJIMA

FINOVATORS Founder & President
The chairman

Mitsunobu
OKUBO

FINOVATORS Founder

Takahisa
OHIRA

FINOVATORS Member

Junichi
KANDA

FINOVATORS Member

Toshio
TAKI

FINOVATORS Founder

Tatsuto
FUJII

FINOVATORS Founder

*The order of the Japanese syllabary after the chairman.

TICKET

The event will be held online this year and can be viewed for free.
If you wish to participate, please do so by booking a ticket in advance.

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