Netherlands, Utrecht

FinTech Talent Program

when 15 July 2019 - 26 July 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 750

This course will delve into the innovations that underpin FinTech, the competitive strategies of old and new financial institutions as well as the challenges these innovations bring for regulators, consumers and for sustainable growth.
Course aims to provide students with both theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to understand the FinTech disruption. To this end, participants will engage with legal and economic scholars with in-depth knowledge of FinTech as well as with established entrepreneurs with relevant practical knowledge and broad views on innovations and alternative finance.
Participants will be introduced to the main FinTech innovations and to their transformative implications: (1) New technologies (e.g. dis-intermediation, digitalization, Blockchain), (2) New funding (e.g. crowdfunding and peer-to-business lending); (3) New payment systems (e.g. mobile, digital, crypto-); (4) New assets (Tokens, ICOs/ STOs); (5) New advisors (robo-advisors, AI, self-executing contracts); (6) New regulations (e.g. PSD II; AML/ CFT 5th Directive, RegTech).
Finally, participants will develop a tailor made solution in response to a real problem of the FinTech industry and present it to a panel of experts.

Course leader

dr. Hanna Deleanu

Target group

Talented (advanced) Bachelor and Master students, PhD students, policymakers, and market professionals that wish to acquire a deeper understanding of FinTech - technologies, new business solutions and competitive industry dynamics and regulations - are encouraged to apply.

Course aim

This course aims to train (future) economic, legal and governance advisers as well as policymakers that are keen to understand the risks and the opportunities brought by the IT developments in the world of finance and look for sustainable and socially oriented solutions.

Fee info

EUR 750: Course fee
EUR 350: Housing fee (optional)


Scholarships of €250 are available for talented students upon request (this applies only to the course fee). Note that the eligibility for the scholarship will be communicated to the applicant upon registration and submission of all the necessary document

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