Innovate with Contour’s Future of Finance Lab
Contour’s Future of Finance Lab is shaping the future of trade finance using user-focused and data-driven techniques.
Through a collaborative process with our customers, we look to address your biggest challenges in trade finance today with user-centric, evidence-backed solutions.
Our Lab's Mission
Our mission is to research and develop new and innovative trade finance offerings that disrupt the trade finance landscape to make trade more accessible to all.
All innovation ideas are assessed and tracked systematically from ideation to launch using a four-stage process.
This process takes the best practices from industry, incorporates lessons learnt from previous innovation initiatives and enables us to apply a laser focus to ideas with the highest potential.
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Generate ideas through brainstorming workshops, open innovation competitions and surveys
Stage 2: Exploration
Dive deeper into each idea to test the underlying assumptions using user research, market, and competitor analysis
Stage 3: Conceptualisation
Translate and refine ideas to solutions via prototyping, design reviews, user testing and business case development
Stage 4: Development & Launch
Implement solution and prepare for production via development sprints, pilots, testing, and training activities
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