Who we are?

We are the Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation (FCRI), a private, non-profit organisation founded in 1986 in Catalonia. We foster a scientific culture within society, encourage scientific and technical vocations among young people, and facilitate public-private collaboration in the fields of science, technology, and knowledge.

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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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