Regulatory Sandboxes

Regulatory sandboxes are experimental rooms to test policies or business models in an environment with minimal legal requirements. Certain governments have already started to adopt the concept, which originally evolved in the fintech startup context. It helps governments better understand new technology and its regulatory implications


Type of content: Assets
Type of asset:
Big data potential
Policy domains: Economy & Finance Health Innovation, Science & Technology Institutional Questions / Internal Affairs
Phase in the policy cycle:
Policy Design and Analysis
Policy Monitoring and Evaluation
Open license availability
SWOT Analysis for
Regulatory Sandboxes
Helpful Harmful
StrengthsThe ability to test products and services in a controlled environment
Reduced time-to-market at potentially lower cost
Support in identifying appropriate consumer protection safeguards to build into new products and services
Better access to finance
WeaknessesNeed a clear objective to work.
Need to restrict the data availability due to relevant regulations
OpportunitiesTesting a new idea and scenario on a small audience before launching it on a larger scale.
Can avoid mistakes by looking at past use cases.
ThreatsSubjected to strict regulations and audit.
In need of constant updates to be coherent with the ever changing regulations.

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