Oct 12 2017

Blueprints for Innovation, Spring 2017

We are pleased to announce the publication of Key Findings: Blueprints for Innovation, a report on the latest findings from Filene i3 (Ideas, Innovation, Implementation) is here!

Ryan Foss
Ryan Foss
Senior Director, Incubator
Filene Research Institute
Marnie Gerkhardt
Innovation Manager
Filene Research Institute

Executive Summary

What’s your competitive advantage?

Are you working towards the future? Or are you “working on the treadmill of today?”

With what seems like nonstop internal pressure, just to get work done, finding time to think strategically about cutting-edge research and innovation possibilities to make your credit union stronger can often seem like a stretch. But don’t sweat it, your R&D team from Filene has got you covered.

What is the research about?

Over the last six months, the Filene i3 innovation teams have been working on some creative solutions to some of the most challenging problems we are seeing in our research and hearing from you, our credit union members. The output of their hard work is highlighted in this brief.

What are the credit union implications?

The implications of these open-source ideas are largely up to the credit union community. Each concept may be scalable, malleable, or disposable, but further testing is needed. This is where you come in. The future of credit unions relies on your willingness to test new ideas and share your associated findings. While much work has already been put into these i3 ideas, the hardest—and most rewarding—work is yet to come.

Filene extends its sincere appreciation to CSCU for their commitment to credit union innovation and support of Filene i3.