The Lab at Filene

Identify and implement proven solutions faster…fuel your organization’s growth…amplify your impact in the community. The Lab at Filene gets you answers to the questions that matter most.

The Lab at Filene Details

The Lab is Filene’s ongoing platform for testing new tools, products, and strategic solutions for their potential to help credit unions grow and deepen their impact. Each year, The Lab works with a group of credit union sponsors and stakeholders to select and execute a set of “quick and nimble” tests identified through Filene’s research and market engagement. The Lab’s efficient and collaborative approach to testing yields actionable insights to support the adoption of proven solutions and expand credit unions’ capacity for innovation.

The Lab goes beyond idea generating and takes questions and new ideas emerging from Filene’s Centers of Excellence and communities and returns actionable insights and solutions for credit unions to put into action in real and tangible ways. You’ll be able to rapidly test and implement the next generation of products to grow your organization and mission.

Be Part of The Lab:

  • Strengthen your credit union system's capacity for innovation and spark growth with cutting-edge research.
  • Join an exclusive cohort of forward-thinking credit unions and system organizations.
  • Participate in the selection of ideas to be tested from a set of vetted concepts.
  • Build relationships and learn from innovation experts, academics, and innovative-minded credit unions and system organizations.


Be Part of The Lab

Get involved as a sponsor and join this exclusive testing community to explore new products and strategies and get answers to the questions that matter most.



"Testing and learning is a fundamental component of creating value for members and efficiencies for the credit union. The partnership with Filene gives us a low-risk opportunity to test solutions that may lead to better financial results for members.”
Bob Morgan
NorthCountry FCU

Launch Webinar

Learn about The Lab's unique testing portfolio and listen to a conversation with credit union leaders on how their individual credit unions are playing a central part of this industry-wide innovation ecosystem.