Innovation Hub events

Innovation Hub events include:

  • Round tables related to financial innovation that promote cooperation between Hanfa and financial services market participants and entities that develop financial solutions in the field of financial services,
  • Dedicated presentations, Q&A and similar events focused on specific issues with the aim to familiarize the entities with the regulatory framework and exploring challenges connected with their operations within the regulatory Framework,
  • Thematic workshops that draw on industry expertise to discuss emerging trends.

Hanfa has been invited to events – such as workshops, discussions, roundtables, conferences and panel sessions – hosted by other organisations that support innovation in financial services. If you would like to invite us to attend your event, please contact innovationhub@hanfa.hr.

Presenting the regulatory Innovation Hub – goals and strategy, manner of operation and examples of projects

When? 29 May 2019, from 9:30 to 11:00

Where? HANFA, Franje Račkoga 6, Zagreb 

On the occasion of launching the regulatory Innovation Hub, HANFA's representatives will give a presentation in which they intend to outline the goal, strategy and main functions of the Innovation Hub, as well as examples of innovative projects supported by regulatory innovation hubs in other EU Member States.

Who is the event intended for?

Entities providing business or legal consulting services in the field of innovation in financial services. If you have a track record of such activities, feel free to send it along with your application. 

We are inviting interested parties to apply by sending an e-mail to innovationhub@hanfa.hr or filip.saravanja@hanfa.hr or dorotea.benkovic@hanfa.hr by May 24 2019, 12:00 at the latest.

Number of participants: 30, on a first-come, first-served basis (priority will be given to participants who the event is intended for). 

Should the need arise, another event will be organized, and a new invitation to attend will be publicly announced as soon as possible.

Programme:

9:30 – 10:00: "Innovation Hub – goals, strategy and manner of operation" – Anamarija Staničić, Head of Regulatory Harmonisation and International Cooperation Division

10:00 – 10:20: "Examples of projects from other EU Member States“ – Dorotea Benković, Deputy FinTech Coordinator, and Filip Šaravanja, FinTech Coordinator, HANFA Innovation Hub

10:20-11:00: Q&A 

The language of the presentation will be Croatian.

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The presentation of HANFA's Innovation Hub

The presentation of HANFA's Innovation Hub, held on 29 May 2019, gathered around thirty consultants and legal professionals interested in new technologies. On this occasion, HANFA's experts introduced the concept and work of the Innovation Hub, as well as the original idea behind the entire project. "Our goal as the regulatory authority is to help the market development, but also to influence risk prevention," said Anamarija Staničić, Head of Regulatory Harmonisation and International Cooperation Division. Filip Šaravanja, Innovation Hub Coordinator, added that for small markets, such as Croatian, it is important to ensure that regulations are applied proportionally, because of market development. Dorotea Benković, Innovation Hub Deputy Coordinator, spoke about practical examples, particularly from the area of insurance, while Jurica Jednačak, HANFA Board Member, also supported the project.

In the area of innovation, it is always important to particularly consider legal certainty. The development and application of new technologies always bring new risks, as well as opportunities, and, with this in mind, business entities need to pay special attention to their position within the regulatory Framework.

 

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Representative of HANFA presenter and panelist at FinTech Adria conference

On the second day of the three-day conference FinTech Adria, held from 20 to 22 May 2019 in Rovinj, one of the presenters and panelists was HANFA's representative Filip Šaravanja, who is also the Innovation Hub Coordinator.

This conference brought together numerous FinTech experts, bankers, managers, blockchain professionals and everybody interested in financial innovations and blockchain technology. The agenda of the conference, attended by around two hundred participants, featured two parallel tracks - Fintech Track & Blockchain Track. Within the Fintech track, F. Šaravanja, HANFA Innovation Hub Coordinator, gave a presentation about financial decentralization and related opportunities and risks. Apart from numerous presentations, the conference also included interactive panel sessions and workshops. F. Šaravanja participated in a panel session titled "Global Finance in the Digital Age“.

In addition to acquiring new knowledge and exchanging information, this event has given participants the chance to network and to create new business opportunities.

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