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On the Rise: An Analysis of 1000+ European Scale-Ups has just released its brand new report on the status of scale-ups’ funding deals in Europe, Israël and Turkey. To produce this detailed analysis, initiated by OpenUp, has tracked 1,038 investment rounds in scale-ups from the first quarter of 2016 through to the second quarter of 2017. Its authors: Mary Loritz and Robin Wauters, reveal their findings on OpenUp. Read more

Cardif Lab’, a powerful innovation structure to adapt to a changing world!


Today, it is difficult to keep up with all technological progress. Yet it is essential to do so, as it can have the potential to disrupt established businesses like the insurance sector. To stay at the top of innovation, BNP Paribas Cardif, the insurance arm of BNP Paribas, launched the Cardif Lab’ in 2014. Their aim was to familiarize all BNP Paribas partners with two innovative concepts: firstly assessing the impact of digital transformation on their business and secondly, encouraging the launch of innovative projects with these partners. Read more

BNP Paribas Personal Finance’s Digital Lab: a unique place with a strong foothold in the consumer loans business!


To meet clients’ needs, most businesses need to transform themselves and integrate the digital dimension into their value proposition. This reality is nothing new to BNP Paribas Personal Finance, a 100% subsidiary of the BNP Paribas Group, active in the consumer loans sector since 1953. The company has always granted a significant place to market research and Innovation, relying on powerful business watch bodies like l’Observatoire Cetelem or l’Echangeur. The outcome of their research work is very useful to BNP Paribas Personal Finance but it is not sufficient. To go a step further and test out... Read more

Echangeur: a pioneer in Retail Marketing Technologies


Very often, big retailers are swamped with work and are lacking time to foresee tomorrow’s developments. Yet, nowadays it is essential to take a step back and be clear about forthcoming innovations. Indeed, innovative trends need to be identified to meet clients’ needs and even anticipate them! This is exactly what Echangeur proposes its members. This year, Echangeur celebrates its 20th anniversary, 20 years of strong cooperation with retailers and startups to identify disruptive technological innovations that will help its members excel in their marketing strategies. Read more

BNP Paribas Securities Services ID* Lab, a key initiative to serve its clients and keep up with the digital revolution


Since the 2008 crisis, banks, asset managers, brokers have evolved in an increasingly challenging environment. At the same time, the maturity of new technologies has raised their expectations in terms of users’ experience and autonomy. Their custodian and securities services’ providers have been directly impacted by both trends. BNP Paribas Securities Services is no exception. To stay at the top of any technological evolution, BNP Paribas Securities Services has launched a dedicated Innovation and Digital Lab in May 2016. To know more about it, keep reading.... Read more