Who we are?

The Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation (FCRI), a private organisation set up in 1986, disseminates research and innovation among society to promote scientific culture, careers in science and Technology and public-private relationships and entrepreneurship in this field.

The FCRI facilitates communication between society, the Catalan research and innovation system and the productive fabric to increase citizenship interest in science and technology. We specialise in bridging the communication gap between knowledge-generating agents and society.

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To become a valuable benchmark organisation in knowledge and strengthening of R&D&I structures in Catalonia, developing versatile and specific proposals, with a wide scope, especially in scientific communication and dissemination; in encouraging science careers and STEM training; and in promoting transfer of technology and understanding between science and business, at both public and private levels.


The FCRI has a significant and active involvement in building knowledge society and economy, in order to achieve a sustainable and sustained development and to improve the standard of living of the whole population. 

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Scientific Vocations

We increase scientific-technical vocations and interest in the STEM field in schools.

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Dissemination and Communication

We develop high-impact knowledge transmission formats, both face-to-face and online, to create a scientific culture in society.

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We raise industry’s awareness about public-private cooperation through projects to update and transfer research knowledge to companies.

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The Board of Trustees, composed of both public and private employers, is the governing and administrative body of the FCRI. It represents and manages the organisation, assuming all the operations and functions necessary to achieve the foundation’s goals. Trustees serve on the board free of charge.

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