JFIA 2020 Overview

“Japan Financial Innovation Award 2020(JFIA2020)” was inaugurated in 2020 to promote innovative initiatives in the financial area by adopting information technology and to sharing best practices in the industry, and expects to further expand open innovation beyond corporate groups and business sectors. JFIA2020 consists of 3 categories, including Startup, Financial Institution, and Collaboration. FINOLAB, the FinTech Center of Japan, administrated the evaluation process by extracting about 300 innovative initiatives from press releases during the year 2019. 5 category winner were selected by a group of professionals, FINOVATORS, based on  judging on innovation, growth, and transformation, and announced were on Mar. 9. After further evaluation, the Grand Prix and Category Excellence for each category was announced at the Future Frontier Fes by FINOLAB (4F).

Title

Japan Financial Innovation Award 2020 Ceremony
(at Future Frontier Fes by FINOLAB )

Date and Time

Mar. 23, 2020, 5:30PM – 7:30PM (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 2020
Grand Prix and Category Excellence

Grand Prix

Remarks :
Creative approach to develop flexible infrastructure for banks

Startup Category Excellence

Remarks :
Promoting corporate cashless payment and efficient expense management

Financial Institution Category Excellence

Remarks :
Expanding new ecosystem by making Bank API accessible

Collaboration Category Excellence

Remarks :
Collaboration beyond industry sector, making use of regulatory sandbox to improve security to prevent financial crime

JFIA 2020 Winners

Startup

Financial Institution

Collaboration

*alphabetical order

MOVIE

JUDGES

Masakazu
MASUJIMA

FINOVATORS Founder & President
The chairman

Mitsunobu
OKUBO

FINOVATORS Founder

Takahisa
OHIRA

FINOVATORS Member

Hisanori
OGAWA

FINOVATORS Founder

Yusuke
MANABE

FINOVATORS Member

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.
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