Blockchain Demystified Webinar - TFI Executive Speaker Series
Watch TFI's latest webinar "Blockchain Demystified" with experts Iliana Oris Valiente and Fahad Shaikh who help us to unravel the hype surrounding Blockchain… Read more
Seizing the Opportunity: Building the Toronto Region into a Global FinTech Leader
This report analyzes the FinTech ecosystem that continues to develop within the Toronto Kitchener-Waterloo corridor.… Read more
RegTech for Toronto Industry Forum
The Canadian RegTech Association, in partnership with TFI, hosts first event in Toronto focused on practical uses of technology in AML and KYC compliance.… Read more
TFI FinTech Strategy
Technology and innovation is rapidly changing the landscape in the financial services sector and the Toronto Financial Centre is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the opportunity. Toronto the 2nd largest financial centre in North America and sits in the 3rd largest technology cluster on the continent. The dept and quality of our financial and technology expertise provides a competitive advantage for our financial centre and the sector more broadly. TFI works with the financial services sector, government and academia on collective initiatives and actions which drive innovation in the financial services industry and establish the Toronto Financial Centre as a leading hub for FinTech business.
TFI publishes major research papers on emerging trends and the current state of FinTech in Toronto/Canada including:
- Seizing the Opportunity: Building the Toronto Region into a Global FinTech Leader (2017)
- Trends and Innovations in Financial Services (2017)
- Cybersecurity Innovation & the Financial Services Industry in Ontario (2016)
- Current State of the Financial Technology Innovation Ecosystem in the Toronto Region (2015)
Accelerating the Growth of Cybersecurity Companies in Ontario
The Cybersecurity Fintech Innovation Pilot Program (CFIPP) is a one-year, $7.8-million initiative funded by the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science (MRIS) and delivered by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) in collaboration with the Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA).
The program accelerates the growth of cybersecurity start-up and scale-up companies in Ontario by partnering with financial institutions (FIs) seeking innovative solutions to cybersecurity challenges, and by providing them with cybersecurity talent.
Israel-Ontario Cybersecurity Initiative
The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Israel Innovation Authority (IIA) launched a new, $20-million bilateral program. Both jurisdictions have committed $5M each over 5 years to support the Ontario – Israel Research Network Program-MAGNET (OIRNP-MAGNET) for a total of $10M that is matched by participating SMEs.
Cybersecurity in the financial services sector was identified as the focus area for the inaugural call for proposals. OCE and the Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA) have identified Toronto-based financial institutions that have participated in this initiative.