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The Lab

Identify and implement proven solutions faster…fuel your organization’s growth…amplify your impact in the community. The Lab at Filene gets you answers to the questions that matter most.

The Lab at Filene Details

The Lab is Filene’s ongoing platform for testing new tools, products, and strategic solutions for their potential to help credit unions grow and deepen their impact. Each year, The Lab works with a group of credit union sponsors and stakeholders to select and execute a set of “quick and nimble” tests identified through Filene’s research and market engagement. The Lab’s efficient and collaborative approach to testing yields actionable insights to support the adoption of proven solutions and expand credit unions’ capacity for innovation.

The Lab goes beyond idea generating and takes questions and new ideas emerging from Filene’s Centers of Excellence and communities and returns actionable insights and solutions for credit unions to put into action in real and tangible ways.

Take a look at The Lab's 2023 Testing Agenda!

This type of work sets credit unions up for success, pairing resources (that none of us have time to build out individually) with actionable results that enable us to better serve our members.
Tonita Webb
Verity CU

Be Part of The Lab:

Credit union and system partners can still get involved in The Lab at Filene by becoming a sponsor.

  • Strengthen your credit union system's capacity for innovation and spark growth with cutting-edge research.
  • Join an exclusive cohort of forward-thinking credit unions and system organizations.
  • Participate in the selection of ideas to be tested from a set of vetted concepts.
  • Build relationships and learn from innovation experts, academics, and innovative-minded credit unions and system organizations.

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Get involved as a sponsor and join this exclusive testing community to explore new products and strategies and get answers to the questions that matter most.

Credit Unions Set 2023 Testing Agenda for The Lab at Filene


During the first ever Lab Symposium held in San Francisco, five ideas were selected for further exploration among The Lab’s sponsors.

Behind the Scenes

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Behind the Scenes Take a look behind the scenes at the 2022 Lab Symposium held at Visa's Innovation Lab in San Francisco.


Credit Union One