We offer access to innovative technologies, creative working space, mentoring, interesting events, direct support in the acceleration program and in addition a possibility to boost your solution on 14 markets of the Central and Eastern European region.
Elevator Lab Challenge acceleration program
The main aim of the Elevator Lab Challenge is to identify solutions with the greatest potential in combination with the innovative technologies. Elevator Lab is an acceleration programme created by Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) supporting startups and fitechs, which was first launched in summer 2017. It is the greatest fintech accelerator in the Central and Eastern Europe reaching and accessing 14 different markets on which RBI operates.
Elevator Lab opens its second round this year and RBI Group invites everybody who seeks cooperation in different areas. RBI puts special focus on fintechs in the Central and Eastern Europe. Tatra banka already cooperated with several fintechs in the past and enjoys the possibility of joining more such projects. This is also the reason for opening the: Elevator Lab Challenge in Slovakia.
Access to the latest technologies and banking improvements
The space of the Elevator Lab powered by Tatra banka offer practical demonstrations of prototypes which represent banking of the future, including IoT, paying in the environment of automobile deck, innovative payment methods on social networks, holograms, ATM novelties or usage of robots in the banking sector with the ultimate goal to maximise experience of bank clients.
Mentoring from Elevator Lab powered by Tatra banka enables access to the exceptional know-how of renowned experts in various fields. Mentoring includes a wide scale of support and help for the problems with solving the challenges the innovations and ideas face in all the phases. Mistakes are natural part of the learning process. The possibility to learn from them and get the experience of others can be a strategic advantage. Therefore we believe in the power of mentoring and open sharing of know-how and experience.
The new PSD2 directive related with payment services has been effective as of 13 January 2018 and since then Tatra banka has put into service the Open bankingTB API and developer portal. Open bankingTB offers the technical documentation required for API. Access to the test data is possible after registration. If the third party is registered in the list of payment service providers, it will be allowed to access real data. Communication via API and access to client´s account will be enabled after the client is verified on the Tatra banka authorisation portal according to security standards.
In the future we intend to allow startups access to anonymous data not only from the Slovak market but also from the rest 13 markets where RBI provides its services to over 16 million clients. More information is available on Developer Portal.
We invite you to the original business-technologically oriented events which will expand your knowledge and help you better understand the present-day trends:
Our events are legendary. Learn, have fun and get to know top experts.
17 April 2018 Launch of Elevator Lab Challenge acceleration program powered by Tatra banka
1 May 2018 Launch of RBI Elevator Lab acceleration program
31 May 2018 End of application phase for Elevator Lab Challenge powered by Tatra banka
19 July 2018 Winners ceremony of Elevator Lab Challenge powered by Tatra banka
Members of Tatra banka expert jury from left:
Michal Liday (CEO), Pamela Babuščáková (Head of Research and Development), Peter Matúš (Board member for retail), Vladimír Matouš (Board Member for IT), Martin Kubík (Board Member for IT), Natália Major (Board Member for Operations), Juraj Bojkovský (Director of Electronic Distribution Channels)