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Funding Clinics Now Open

UKFin+ online funding clinics are now open for booking in September and October!Our Project Manager Sheena Robertson will be offering funding clinics for all potential applicants to our funding schemes. The clinics will give potential applicants the opportunity to seek clarification on eligibility, criteria and remit of our funding streams before submitting a funding application.Book here

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UKFin+ London Launch

We are pleased to announce the success of our second launch event for UKFin+, held at the Berkeley in London. The event was a resounding success from start to finish, with attendees both engaged and excited about the project and our goal to tackle wicked problems in the financial services and Fintech industry. We kicked…

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Birmingham Launch Roundtable Session

Birmingham Launch Roundtable Session Futures Thinking During our Birmingham launch event, Professor John Vines one of the Directors of UKFin+ ran a roundtable activity called ‘Futures Thinking’: A structured approach to understanding the landscape of potential futures to guide better decision-making in the present. 1. There are many possible ‘futures 2. We can influence these…

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UKFin+ Birmingham Launch

On the 4th of July UKFin+ launched in Birmingham with a terrific event at The Exchange. Our photographer Amy from Creative Media at the University of Birmingham did a brilliant job of capturing some of the highlights. The event commenced with an overview of UKFin+ EPSRC funded Network Plus on FinTech in the UK by…

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The EPSRC attends UKFin+ launch

UKFin+ is funded by UK Research and Innovation through the Financial Services NetworkPlus Fund as part of the Building Research Communities with the UK financial services programme. Grant reference: EP/W034042/1. We were pleased to have representatives from our funders join us at our launch events. We asked for a quote from Stephen Webb, our Project…

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What is a wicked problem?

UKFin+ is a £2.5M programme of funding, tackling wicked problems in financial services. But what is a wicked problem? ‘Wicked problem‘ is a term first coined in the 1960s/70s to describe problems that are resistant to solutions. These wicked problems cannot be solved, only managed through working together. UKFin+ will distribute funding to researchers and…

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