Austrian Payments Innovation Award 2024


oenpay is searching for the best innovations in payments! Projects can be submitted until March 8, 2024.

The payments industry is changing fundamentally – this poses major challenges for the economy and society. For this reason, oenpay – the innovation initiative of the OeNB – aims to support the digitization of payments in Austria and beyond. As hub of a cross-industry innovation community, we promote the development of innovative, sustainable, inclusive and secure payments solutions in collaboration with all involved stakeholders – Together we make a difference!

In the course of the Austrian Payments Innovation Award (APIA), we want to further strengthen the payments community and bring solutions and their innovators in front of the curtain and reward them.

The Austrian Payments Innovation Award is hosted for the first time by oenpay under the patronage of Austria’s central bank (Oesterreichische Nationalbank, OeNB) and with active support of banks, payment service providers and fintechs in Austria.

The submitted projects will be evaluated in March 2024 by a selected jury based on four oenpay values – Innovation, Security, Inclusion and Sustainability. The winning projects will be announced at the exclusive Austrian Payments Innovation Gala taking place in April 2024. Exciting prizes await the winning teams of the top three innovation projects.

How to participate

The Austrian Payments Innovation Award honours outstanding innovation projects in payments and their innovators.

Please keep the following key infos on how to participate in mind:

  • Submissions will be accepted until March 8, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. via oenpay’s Payments Innovation HUB.
  • Nominated projects should have been started, developed or completed in the period from January 1, 2021. These can be innovations at the process, structure or product level at any stage of the project cycle (concept – feasibility – implementation).
  • Companies are allowed to submit multiple projects.

Click on the button below in order to find out more about APIA and to submit an innovation project:

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