Level39 and Dassault Systèmes announce strategic partnership and ‘The 3D FinTech Challenge’

Level39 at Canary Wharf, Europe’s largest accelerator space for finance, retail and future city technologies, is pleased to welcomeDassault Systèmes, one of Europe’s leading software firms, as a strategic partner. In the first phase of this relationship, Dassault Systèmes will sponsor The 3D FinTech Challenge 2013 accelerator programme.

level39The 3D FinTech Challenge is the next fintech accelerator programme to be held at Level39 and will focus on the visualisation of client data within the financial services sector. The 3D FinTech Challenge will offer up to seven high-potential technology start-ups incubation space at Level39, mentoring from financial institutions and investors and multiple prizes. These prizes include cash and resource to develop innovative prototypes. The programme is set for launch in Q3 2013.

Financial organisations have a multitude of systems and applications for different aspects of client data, including capital exposure, risk and identity. The 3D FinTech Challenge will identify innovative solutions which enable true ‘single views’ of client data from all perspectives. This will allow businesses to gain better insight into making identity, risk and exposure decisions.

On this new partnership, Eric van der Kleij, Head of Level39 at Canary Wharf Group said, ”We are delighted that international companies of the calibre of Dassault Systèmes recognise that London and Level39 is the place to develop their growth strategies. The 3D perspective and innovation that their acceleration programme will foster brings a powerful and fresh approach to financial services and big data.”

On this new partnership, Bernard Charles, CEO Dassault Systèmes said, “Dassault Systèmes, The 3DEXPERIENCE Company, is proud to be a partner with Level39 to bring our innovation culture to the heart of one of the world’s most dynamic financial services centres. For more than thirty years, Dassault Systèmes has been a preferred partner in opening up new frontiers in innovation to create the future and transform many highly regulated, complex industries. We are looking forward to bringing this business expertise, passion and perspective to the acceleration programme.”

canary-wharfDassault Systèmes has an enviable track record in innovation, which has resulted in tremendous growth in 12 different industries and over 100 countries. Dassault regularly participate and contribute to conferences, workshops and other showcase events that take place at Level39. They are also in a unique position to nurture, support and accelerate the entrepreneurs from the accelerator programme and those currently in residence at Level39, making commercialisation opportunities available via their enviable global client base.

Level39 is a technology accelerator space that occupies the entire thirty-ninth floor of the iconic One Canada Square building. Canary Wharf Group plc established Level39 in March 2013. The growing businesses based at Level39 benefit from unrivalled access to office, event and social facilities which help them to deliver world-class financial technology products and services. Introductions to potential new customers, partners, mentors, talent and investors are also facilitated, and Canary Wharf’s cultural, retail and social amenities are immediately available. Level39 aims to fuse London’s finance and tech sectors and has rapidly become a lynchpin of London’s burgeoning Tech Crescent that stretches from Old Street to Greenwich via Stratford