BIS Innovation Hub Nordic Centre - Stockholm

The BIS Innovation Hub Nordic Centre in Stockholm was established in 2021 by the Bank for International Settlements in collaboration with Danmarks Nationalbank, Central Bank of Iceland, Norges Bank and Sveriges Riksbank. Its current project focus areas are central bank digital currency (CBDC) and financial market infrastructures.

Our projects

This project will explore the data and technology approaches, challenges and options related to the monitoring of payments data for AML/CFT, fraud, or other types of events of importance for central banks. The first phase will explore these issues using data available from RTGS systems. The project will potentially be expanded to a second phase using data from instant payments systems.

This project will explore resilience and security issues related to using CBDCs offline, such as technological, legal and system design considerations. The project will seek to understand these foundations, the current state of play, the gaps and potential solutions to explore how CBDC systems can contribute to increasing resilience in the financial system.


The Nordic centre is located in the Epicenter House of Innovation, a hub for technology companies and entrepreneurs in Stockholm.

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The BIS Innovation Hub Nordic Centre in Stockholm is testament to the innovative culture of the central banks of Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. It reflects their recognition of the opportunities presented by fintech, as well as their drive to meet its challenges as they pursue their mandates for financial stability.

Agustín Carstens, General Manager of the BIS