We have a unique convening power to shape the direction of innovation, both in technology and where wider issues persist in the market. A key element of our innovation toolkit that's enabled us to achieve this is the TechSprint. 

TechSprints are events that bring together participants from across and outside of financial services to develop technology-based ideas or proof of concepts to address specific industry challenges. These events help us to shine a light on issues and expand the discussion and awareness of potential solutions.

Sustainability TechSprint – October 2021 

From 18 to 21 October 2021, we held a Sustainability TechSprint aimed at promoting new solutions and proof of concepts to some of the challenges faced by regulators in the area of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data and disclosure.

Evolution of TechSprints

On 3 March 2020, we published research exploring the lessons we've learned from hosting 7 TechSprints across a range of subjects. As part of our commitment to foster innovative and collaborative global financial markets, we want to share our experience and support other organisations in their efforts to address key industry problems.

Fostering innovation through collaboration: the evolution of the FCA TechSprint approach

Video: TechSprint review (3 minutes 38 seconds)

TechSprint participants discuss the benefits of this approach and why collaboration is an essential part of innovation.

Previous TechSprints

Since 2016, we’ve hosted the following TechSprints. Read about our previous events:

Page updates

27/03/2022: Editorial amendment General page update
16/11/2021: Link added Sustainability TechSprint 2021
21/07/2021: Information changed TechSprint date updated to 18-21 October 2021.
20/07/2021: Information added Sustainability TechSprint – October 2021.
08/06/2021: Link added Women’s Economic Empowerment TechSprint 2021
26/05/2021: Information changed Women’s Economic Empowerment TechSprint
03/03/2021: Information changed Virtual Women’s Economic Empowerment TechSprint registration link and Getting involved paragraph.
01/02/2021: Information added Virtual Women’s Economic Empowerment TechSprint

03/03/2020: Information added Publication of 'Fostering innovation through collaboration' research paper