Driving Financial Innovation

The «Center for Innovative Finance» (CIF) of the University of Basel is dedicated to researching practical issues in the fields of Fintech, Digital Banking and Innovative Finance. Our research focuses on the scientific analysis and practical implementation of blockchain projects, venturing and innovative financial solutions.

With this research focus, the CIF is unique in Switzerland and makes a decisive contribution to the research and application of future-oriented technologies - also in the context of societal consequences. In pursuing these objectives, great importance is attached to comprehensive, interdisciplinary analysis.

The Faculty’s Chairs of Economic Theory (Prof. Aleksander Berentsen), Finance (Prof. Heinz Zimmermann) and Financial Management (Prof. Pascal Gantenbein) are responsible for the scientific direction of the CIF. Prof. Dr. Fabian Schär is its Managing Director. In addition, the CIF is supported by an external advisory board.