The FINDER research team joins forces across a number of leading academic institutions in the EU as well as business life. With ATOS and Radboud University as principal partners driving this collaboration, an innovative and thriving research environment is created to fuel future cutting edge research into the collaborative fintech domain.
Radboud University – Institute for Management Research is internationally renowned for the quality of its research, teaching and facilities. Radboud is one of the largest Dutch universities acclaimed for the quality of teaching and research. This public university, established on October 17th, 1923 is situated in Nijmegen, the oldest city of The Netherlands and has a strong focus on research.
Radboud University has seven faculties and enrolls over 19,899 students. It was internationally ranked 156th by the QS World University Rankings and takes on a prominent position in Europe. The university is currently successfully coordinating 114 European Commission Research projects and 41 H2020 projects of which 10 projects are MC ITN projects. The Radboud University Institute for Management Research (IMR) is recognized for interdisciplinary research and has recently been ranked 9th in The Netherlands for quality of research (REF 2016). The IMR is a key research institute at Radboud University. Radboud has in total 143 assistant, associate and full professors and as of 2015, 63 PhD candidates are pursuing doctoral degrees in this university.
The university aims to produce and disseminate research of world-class quality by employing international partnerships that increase knowledge, skills, understanding and impact. Radboud University has invested heavily to enhance the quality of doctoral training. Teaching quality takes a central stage at Radboud, with the latest National teaching leagues ranking the Business School’s teaching as runner up in The Netherlands, above Rotterdam and Amsterdam, only topped by Groningen.
Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 120,000 employees in 73 countries and annual revenue of € 13 billion. European number one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and High-Performance Computing, the Group provides end-to-end Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Big Data, Business Applications and Digital Workplace solutions through its Digital Transformation Factory, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payment industry. With its cutting-edge technologies and industry knowledge, Atos supports the digital transformation of its clients across all business sectors. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos Syntel, Unify and Worldline. Atos is listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.
The FINDER core research team comprises of a faculty of dedicated teachers and leading researchers who play an active role in engaging with business practice. The link between theory and practice is reflected in the spirit of the FINDER program as well as in the spectrum of publications that appeared in journals such as: Research Policy, MIT Sloan Management Review, Long Range Planning, Journal of Management studies and Journal of Product Innovation Management.
Outcomes of our research have featured on international conferences and have been adopted by national and international policy makers.
This project (FINDER) has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 813095