FinTech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenges Overview

The FinTech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge brings together the most disruptive emerging and scaling FinTech talent from across the world to address real challenges championed by corporates through to proof of concept or prototype. In 2019, the challenge builds on two years of success in supporting leading innovators in working with regional corporates on real problems.

With FinTech Abu Dhabi as the gateway to the Middle East & North Africa for global and regional FinTech businesses, Abu Dhabi Global Market brings you not one but two Innovation Challenges.

Not One, but Two Innovation Challenges

The Innovation Challenge in Collaboration with KPMG Lower Gulf

ADGM and partners are on the hunt for the disruptive businesses developing the solutions to problem statements developed with UAE-based institutions (Corporate Champions).

Those selected will be invited to take part in Innovation Deep Dives with Corporate Champions during FinTech Abu Dhabi before pitching their solution to an audience of financial institutions, regulators, corporates and media in Startup Battles on the Main Stage of FinTech Abu Dhabi.

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The Student Innovation Challenge

The FinTech Abu Dhabi Student Innovation Challenge with Abu Dhabi Global Market Academy will give a platform for the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) most exciting emerging talent to present their ideas to 5,000 influencers and innovators who are pioneering the new wave of innovation across financial services.

The Student Innovation Challenge poses a set of FinTech problem statements that represent the various challenges that financial institutions, corporates and consumers face in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the wider Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region.

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