Milano Hub is the innovation centre created by the Banca d'Italia to support the digital evolution of the financial market and encourage the attraction of talent and investments.

Milano Hub engages innovators in a place, physical and virtual, in which the Bank of Italy - while respecting its institutional role - through a series of consulting services, mentorship, and educational components to financial intermediaries, startups, and research centres aims at accelerating the development of projects and at promoting the quality and safety of specific innovations.

Milano Hub supports the development of aligning innovative projects for the benefit of the system.

Objectives 

Milano Hub aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • to support the early adoption of digital technologies by the financial market;
  • to facilitate the adoption of solutions able to control the different types of risk effectively;
  • to strengthen the capacity of intermediaries to respond to the challenges of the digitization.

Activities

In order to maintain a constant dialague with market operators, Milano Hub works via its 'Call for proposals' relating to different areas of innovation. The projects selected will receive developmental support through:

  • the provision of sector expertise in banking, financial and insurance matters and in specific areas (e.g. IT, legal);
  • regulatory in-depth studies;
  • organization of seminars, events, conferences with representatives from the projects, institutions and the academic world.

The Bank of Italy will not provide any form of financial assistance or any contribution to the acquisition of goods or services or support the projects in terms of promotional initiatives or marketing activities.

Ongoing

Call for proposals 2021 - chronology:

In the Call for proposals 2021 webpage you can find more details about the rules and related application forms. 

For further information on the work of the Hub, please email: info@milanohub.bancaditalia.it.

News

  1. 28 February 2022 FinTech Milano Hub: Call for Proposals 2021 - list of selected projects Today the Bank of Italy announces the 10 projects selected for support from Milano Hub following the first Call for Proposals 2021. The announcement of the projects is available on the Youtube channel of the Bank of Italy. The original titles of the…
  2. 28 February 2022 Fintech Milano Hub: winning projects to be announced at 12:00 noon on 28 February 2022 On 28 February (12:00 noon), the Bank of Italy announces the top ten projects selected for admission to Milano Hub during an event* on the Bank's YouTube channel. The Governor of the Bank of Italy, Ignazio Visco, and the Deputy Governor of the…
  3. 15 October 2021 FinTech Milano Hub: FinTech projects can be submitted until 29 October This 29 October is the deadline to present innovative projects in the FinTech sector for Milano Hub, the innovation centre developed by the Bank of Italy to support the digital evolution of the financial market. Up to 10 projects among those presented…
  4. 24 September 2021 FinTech Milano Hub: FinTech projects can be submitted from 27 September The Rules of the first Call for Proposals of FinTech projects for Milano Hub, the innovation centre developed by the Bank of Italy to support the digital evolution of the financial market, have been published. From 27 September to 29 October 2021 it is…
  5. 19 July 2021 Launch event for Milano Hub: 21 July 2021 at 09.30 On Wednesday, 21 July at 09.30 (CEST), the launch event will take place for Milano Hub, the Bank of Italy’s centre for innovation in support of the digital evolution of the Italian financial market. The event will be streamed live on the Bank's…
  6. 3 December 2020 Milano Hub: the Bank of Italy's new innovation centre Milano Hub, the Bank of Italy's new innovation centre supporting the digital evolution of the Italian financial market and attracting talent and investment, will be presented today. The virtual press conference, to begin at 12 noon, will be attended by…