The financial centre initiative
for North Rhine-Westphalia
Our economy is faced with major challenges associated with implementing and financing the climate-neutral and digital transformation. Because of this, more venture capital and a better awareness of transformation processes are to be mobilised. After all, innovation and cooperation open up opportunities and are the key to meeting these challenges.
What is Fin.Connect.NRW?
Fin.Connect.NRW is an initiative that aims to expand the financial ecosystem. It is concerned above all with financing the economic transformation and initiates solution proposals and projects. With Fin.Connect.NRW, the financial centre is far more than the sum of its parts.
Our areas of focus
The climate-neutral and digital transformation in NRW calls for high investment and financing volumes – by both the private and public sector.
There is enough capital available for this in NRW. The central task is to bring together investors and capital seekers here.
Fin.Connect.NRW aims to network all relevant players, thereby actively driving forward the digital and climate-neutral transformation.
NRW is a key commercial and financial centre with innovative and export-oriented companies and a creative start-up scene. Many foreign companies and international banks have set up offices here.
One of NRW’s great strengths as a financial centre is the sheer diversity of new and established companies not only from the financial sector but also from the real economy, start-ups and science as well as its proximity to policymakers.
North Rhine-Westphalia offers a leading financial ecosystem of business and science that is constantly being expanded.
Some 768,000 students at 68 universities are studying here for their future careers. This makes NRW Germany’s number one region for developing new talent.
NRW is also an important location for science. In addition to a large number of universities and excellence clusters there are numerous research centres from a wide variety of areas.
Innovation, fintechs and insurtechs
A vibrant, dynamic fintech scene is developing in NRW.
Because their innovation allows them to speed up and support the necessary transformation, fintechs are valuable cooperation partners in digitalising the financial sector and rendering it sustainable.
Insurtechs help to transform the German insurance sector through digitalisation and sustainability and to create and optimise business models.
In our network, we work together with partners from the realms of science, finance and the real economy. This ecosystem of cooperation partners and financial centre players forms the heart of the initiative.
Do you have any questions about Fin.Connect.NRW?
If so, please feel free to contact us.
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