Amazon Payment Services launches Amazon Fintech Lab to foster innovation in payment services at DIFC’s Innovation Hub

Fintech Lab
Launched on the 25th of May, The DIFC Innovation Hub is an initiative announced in January 2020 by HRH Sheikh Mohammed as the region’s largest environment to foster the start-up community to shape the ‘future of finance’ and ‘future economies in the UAE’. The Innovation Hub is to become the center for digital innovation and creativity based in the heart of Dubai’s financial and fintech center.

Following the inaugural day, an “Innovation month” of events is taking place (May 25th- June 17th) in the space with talks and workshops on entrepreneurship, e- sports, mental health, education, blockchain, etc.

In support of this mission, Amazon Payment Services proudly launched “Amazon fintech Lab”. Through an ongoing program of events, the space aims to work with innovators, start-ups and partners to encourage fintech conversations, support new ideas and advance knowledge on the digital payment sectors worldwide.

What You’ll Find at the Amazon Fintech Lab

Roundtable discussions with industry leaders and innovative start-ups
Lectures and seminars on key fintech issues
Resource sharing and SME support
Funding advice and business coaching events
Conferences and networking events

Upcoming Events

An ongoing event’s calendar at Amazon Fintech Lab within DIFC’S Innovation Hub to encourage fintech conversations and address the industry’s most important topics.

June 15, 2021

Join us in our upcoming event, when Amazon WW, Omar Soudodi, gives a talk “Introducing Amazon Fintech Lab” as part of the inaugural “Innovation Month.”

• The talk will cover different fin-tech related topics such as the migration of the home-grown Payfort to Amazon Payment Services, Innovation at Amazon as well as our vision for vision for the Amazon Fintech Lab.

• We look forward to having you at DIFC Innovation Hub, Amazon Fintech Lab, Gate Avenue D 1st Floor, unit number 172. Or, please tune in on to our social media for live coverage of the event, to hear all and exciting activities being planned in the near future.

Previous Events


DIFC Innovation Hub inauguration on May 25, 2021

During the launch of the DIFC Innovation Hub last month, the Amazon Fintech Lab was honored with an official visit by HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and President of the Dubai International Financial Centre.