Episode 117: Open Innovation Series – Innovation Perspectives and Collaboration Angles

Partnerships between big corporations and startups, hackathons and partnerships with research institutions are key to innovation nowadays.
The financial sector is not an exception and that’s why we invited two super guests to discuss open innovation and fintech.
David Rasson, Innovation Lead at De Cronos Groep, explained his point of view of how cooperation between banks and startups happens, warning also about technical issues that emerge when open innovation projects are in place.
João Dias, Chief Digital Officer at Novobanco, stressed the role of the pandemic in accelerating the startup ecosystem in Portugal but also talked about the challenges faced in the industry that still has a strong incumbent culture.

Connect with the guests:
João Dias – Chief Digital Officer, novobanco
Linkedln: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joaodias1510/
Novo Banco: https://www.novobanco.pt/english/investor-relations/financial-information0/presentations

David Rasson – Innovation Lead, De Cronos Groep
Linkedln: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-rasson-59025b8/

Head of Business Development, FTS Group
About the Author
Francesca Aliverti is the Head of Business Development at FTS Group, a startup mentor at Startupbootcamp FinTech & Cybersecurity and an Equity Partner of AVK2 Investments. Previously she held a position as the Head of Strategy & Business Development at Holland Fintech, where she catalyzed its transformation from inception to a +400 members enterprise. She is highly fluent in the fintech European ecosystem with tangents across the world - in technology issues from a business point of view, from the traditional structures to the most innovative solutions in the market. She became a regular host at the Breaking Banks Europe Podcast. Francesca speaks Italian, English and Greek.