Alfa-Bank took a leading position in the Skolkovo innovation rating 05.20.2024, 19:07

For the first time since 2019, Alfa-Bank took a leading position in the Sk Fintech Hub rating of innovation of Russian financial institutions, compiled by Skolkovo analysts. This was reported by the company’s press service.

It was noted that Alfa-Bank ranks second among all Russian banks and first among private banks.

It was noted that Alfa-Bank ranks first among private Russian banks and second among others.

Experts also appreciated Alfa-Bank’s cooperation with startups.

Analysts noted that last year the bank signed 12 commercial contracts with Skolkovo participants and launched 38 pilot projects with technology companies.

Thanks to the implemented solutions, customers of small and medium-sized businesses entrust their tasks to the Bobi chatbot based on neural networks, and in phygital offices the old browsers are replaced by the browser on the mobile phone.

Alfa-Bank provided private investors with access to Russian startups by establishing partnerships with solution developers.

According to Ekaterina Solovyova, head of Alfa-Bank’s innovation office, ensuring manufacturability through the introduction of pragmatic innovations is one of the main priorities and vectors of strategic development for Alfa-Bank.

He noted that the bank integrates working with innovations and startups into its standard production process. More than 400 teams submit their ideas to the company.

“Joint discovery has become a routine process. This allows the bank to screen several hundred startups per year, launch more than 30 pilots and scale a third of them,” said Ekaterina Solovyova.

He explained that this year’s innovation rating of banks includes criteria for trend areas of technological development, such as working with neural networks, digital financial assets, the development of mass investment platforms and pre-public offerings.

“This is now extremely relevant and we have a number of important results in these areas,” Solovyova said.

The 20 largest Russian banks participated in the Skolkovo research.

The Sk Fintech Hub study analyzes tools for working with innovation and identifies the most progressive banks.

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Source: Gazeta

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