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FTCH

Hub information

EDIH Title

FinTech Copernicus Hub

Geographical scope

National

Information

michal.polasik@umk.pl

Description

FinTech Copernicus Hub (FTCH) is an academic centre of competence in the application of FinTech - the use of digital technologies and information from transaction data in finance and decision-making processes.

The main objective of the FTCH is to increase the use of the latest digital technologies by SMEs, corporations and the public sector. It works to support the digital transformation of enterprises through services such as:

  • training and skills building,
  • enabling testing before investment,
  • support in finding sources of investment financing, facilitating access to innovation ecosystems within the EDIH cooperation network.
  • market research and comprehensive R&D services.

Services are offered to two groups of entities:

A. FinTech Providers – Providers and potential providers of digital finance services, e.g., ICT companies looking to enter the FinTech sector and FinTech start-ups.

B. FinTech Users – Recipients of digital finance services, SMEs from other industries, in particular e-commerce and accounting firms, PSOs.

The activity of FTCH as EDIH extends the work of the Center for Digital Economy and Finance of the Nicolaus Copernicus University (CDEF UMK) in Toruń, a leading FinTech research, development and education centre in Central and Eastern Europe. Currently, the FTCH, for example, seeks to fully exploit the potential of open banking created in the EU through the PSD2 regulation.

The most important technological areas in which FTCH specialises are:

  • Payments and accounting (service and automation)
  • API for open data and open finance
  • Artificial intelligence and decision support
  • Big Data
  • Blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT)
  • Cybersecurity

Thanks to the staff potential and infrastructure of Nicolaus Copernicus University and the expert resources of the project partners, including chambers of commerce with a network of thousands of SMEs, reaching customers and achieving the goals of FTCH will be highly effective.

Coordinator information

Contractual contact information

Michał Polasik
+48608335541

Operational contact information

Michał Polasik
+48608335541

Coordinator address

Ul. Jurija Gagarina 13A
87-100 Torun
Poland

Coordinator Business name

UNIWERSYTET MIKOLAJA KOPERNIKA

Coordinator Legal name

Coordinator department

Department
CENTRE FOR DIGITAL ECONOMY AND FINANCE

Market and services

Technologies

Artificial Intelligence & Decision support
5/5
Big data
4/5
Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT)
4/5
Cybersecurity
4/5
Logistics
1/5
Cloud Services
4/5
Internet of Things
2/5
Internet Services & Applications
3/5
Virtual Reality
2/5

Sectors

Zhvillimi Lokal i udhëhequr nga Komuniteti
2/5
Produktet e konsumit
4/5
Financiare
5/5
Ushqime dhe pije
2/5
Prodhim dhe përpunim
5/5
Përpunimi i metaleve dhe prodhimi industrial
2/5
Administrata publike
5/5
Shitje me pakice, shumice ose shperndarje
5/5
Siguria
3/5
Qytet i zgjuar
4/5
Transport & Lëvizshmëri
4/5

Services

Finance
5/5
Innovation management
4/5
Knowledge transfer
4/5
Prototyping
2/5
Public sector innovation
4/5
Vocational training
5/5
Technological innovation
4/5
SME support
4/5

Beneficiaries

Contact Name Role Country Address Business Name Legal Name Participant Type
Paweł Widawski Partner Poland Migdałowa 1, 02-796 Warszawa, Poland Fintech Polska
Lukasz Ozimek Partner Poland Włocławska 167, 87-100 Toruń, Poland Exea Data Center
Krzysztof Ostafiński Partner Poland Kruczkowskiego 8, 00-380 Warszawa, Poland Fundacja Warszawski Instytut Bankowosci
- Affiliated Poland Jurija Gagarina 5/102, 87-100 Toruń, Poland Technology for Mobile
- Affiliated Poland Jurija Gagarina 7, 87-100 Toruń, Poland STARTOVA.PL
- Associated Poland RTM.W.Pileckiego 65, 02-781 Warszawa, Poland Krajowa Izba Rozliczeniowa Spolka Akcyjna
- Associated Poland KRUCZKOWSKIEGO 8, 00-380 Warszawa, Poland ZBP
- Associated Poland Stępińska 22/30, 00-739 Warszawa, Poland Krajowa Izab Gospodarcza Elektroniki i Telekomunikacji
- Associated Poland Skłodowskiej-Curie 41, 87-100 Toruń, Poland Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Torun
- Associated Poland 887904827, 00-876 Warszawa, Poland DLK Legal
- Associated Poland Wschodnia 36D, 87-100 Toruń, Poland Vobacom
- Associated Poland WLOCLAWSKA 167, 87-100 Toruń, Poland TORUNSKA AGENCJA ROZWOJU REGIONALNEGO