Southwestern Finance University and Chengdu Municipal Government jointly established the Jiaozi Financial Innovation Institute to carry out basic theories such as blockchain and cross-frontier research.

According to the Sichuan Daily, the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics 2019 Alumni Forum and the 2019 Tianfu Forum Finance and Economics Summit held in Rongzhong on June 25, the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, the Financial Innovation Institute was officially inaugurated. The institute is jointly established by Southwestern Finance University and Chengdu Municipal Government. It will carry out major fundamental theories and cross-cutting research on financial science including big data and blockchain, promote the transformation of scientific research achievements in finance and science, and help the province to build a western financial center. At present, the institute has gathered more than 10 integration projects of production, education and research, including the Big Data Research Institute, China Blockchain Research Center, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics-Yun Cong Science and Technology Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Research Center.