ICBA’s Charles Potts highlighted several recent innovation milestones, including the opening of its Center for Innovation, which coincided with ThinkTECH Regulator Day on Feb. 15, and its inaugural ThinkTECH Core Day event, held earlier in the month, in a new blog post.

Core Day: Held on Feb. 5, Core Day offered a select group of core bank processing leaders, including CSI, DCI, FIS, Fiserv, Jack Henry, and Q2, an opportunity to engage directly with the participating companies from the current AP6 cohort to solve for technology adoption and integration challenges.

Reg Day: Meanwhile, federal and state regulators shared their experience and feedback with the current cohort in supporting responsible innovation while growing and strengthening community bank-fintech partnerships.

More: "ICBA has been a longtime proponent of technology as a means to solve for community bank pain points and business opportunities,” ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey said in a separate release thanking participants for sharing their expertise with the cohort for the benefit of community banks and their customers.

Next steps: These initiatives, in addition to banker feedback throughout the 10-week program culminate in the ICBA ThinkTECH Showcase during ICBA LIVE in Orlando, Fla., where the refined solutions will be unveiled for community bank consumption.