Seal of the Center for Innovation and Incubation

Innovation & Incubation

Led by Filene Fellow Dr. Jeffrey Robinson, the Center of Excellence for Innovation & Incubation will explore emerging products and services, and help credit unions build systems, cultures and processes so that they may remain adaptive to changing needs of members and communities long into the future.

Innovation & Incubation

Filene Fellow

Jeffrey A. Robinson
Jeffrey A. Robinson
Associate Professor and Academic Director, The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development
Rutgers Business School

Innovation & Incubation Research

Beyond Legacy Lending: Strategies for Loan Growth and Inclusion
Innovation and Incubation / Aug 31 2021
Beyond Legacy Lending: Strategies for Loan Growth and Inclusion

This brief explores how credit unions adapt to new paradigms for consumer lending while navigating a pandemic economy and advancing the credit union people-helping-people philosophy.

Want to Increase Share of Unsecured Credit? Help Shrink the Market!
Innovation and Incubation / Aug 16 2021
Want to Increase Share of Unsecured Credit? Help Shrink the Market!

This brief proposes that the best way for credit unions to compete in the lucrative market for unsecured revolving credit (principally credit cards) is to help members reduce what they owe.

Innovation & Incubation Overview
Innovation and Incubation / Jun 17 2021
Innovation & Incubation Overview

Led by Filene Fellow Dr. Jeffrey Robinson, the Center of Excellence for Innovation & Incubation will explore emerging products and...

Hidden Figures: Clearing the Financial Fog Brought About by the Pandemic
Innovation and Incubation / Apr 08 2021
Hidden Figures: Clearing the Financial Fog Brought About by the Pandemic

As credit unions continue navigating an uncertain economic environment and increasingly competitive financial services marketplace, reviewing 2020 financial data can shed light on opportunities.

Filene Launches Center of Excellence on Credit Union Innovation and Incubation
Mar 08 2021
Filene Launches Center of Excellence on Credit Union Innovation and Incubation

Dr. Jeffrey Robinson of Rutgers Business School named as research fellow

Auto Loans and Credit Unions
Innovation and Incubation / Jan 26 2021
Auto Loans and Credit Unions

Across the credit union system, auto loan growth has flattened in recent years. What will these trends mean for credit union auto loan portfolios? How should your credit union prepare?

FinTech Catalyst Incubator: Gamification
Nov 12 2020
FinTech Catalyst Incubator: Gamification

The gamification market is projected to grow to $30.7B by 2025 and financial institutions have an opportunity to get in the game.

FinTech Catalyst Incubator: Spartacus
Aug 04 2020
FinTech Catalyst Incubator: Spartacus

In this report we analyze the desirability and feasibility of Spartacus and if it can help consumers protect their privacy and prevent identity theft.

FinTech Catalyst Incubator: Finhabits
Jul 08 2020
FinTech Catalyst Incubator: Finhabits

Through a partnership with CMFG Ventures, Filene Research Institute continues the work of the FinTech Catalyst Incubator to test promising...

FinTech Catalyst Incubator: Steady
Jun 08 2020
FinTech Catalyst Incubator: Steady

Filene's FinTech Catalyst Incubator analyzes Steady to see if it can create a positive influence on the member’s and credit union’s financial health.

FinTech Catalyst Incubator: Align's Income Share Agreement
Technology / Oct 03 2019
FinTech Catalyst Incubator: Align's Income Share Agreement

Through a new partnership with CMFG Ventures, Filene Research Institute recently launched the FinTech Catalyst Incubator to test promising concepts...