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The University is Headline Sponsor of FinTech North Conference

22 May 2018

University joins forces with FinTech North

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The University has joined forces with FinTech North, which aims to generate collaboration in FinTech across the Northern Powerhouse, and establish the region as a driver of innovation in the wider FinTech community. The University has been announced as the event partner for FinTech North’s Manchester conference, which takes place on Tuesday, 22nd May at the Whitworth Art Gallery.

Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, University of Manchester President and Vice Chancellor, will lead a special session on skills and research, focusing on furthering innovation in the FinTech sector.

Dr. Andrew James, Associate Dean for Business Engagement and academic lead for FinTech at the University of Manchester, will join Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell for the Skills and Research session. A showcase of current applied research projects with industry partners including Barclays and Bupa, and a panel session discussing how industry-academic collaborations can help drive innovation, will close the session.

Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice-Chancellor, said,

"Engagement with industrial partners helps focus our research and maximise the economic and social impacts of our research expertise. We are pleased to have this opportunity to host the inaugural FinTech North event in Manchester. The University is playing a major role in development of the evolving FinTech sector, especially in the Manchester city region and wider Northern Powerhouse. We have academics from disciplines ranging from mathematics to social sciences to regulatory law who are helping to provide insight and answer key business questions relevant to the development, application and implications of new technology in financial services."