The Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation, also known with the acronym FCRI, is a private non-profit organization founded in Barcelona in 1986 as the Catalan Foundation for Research. In 2005 he changed the name to the current Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation. 2010 to recover again in 2012 was named the Catalan Foundation for Research Support. The institution aims to contribute to the articulation of all elements of the Catalan research and innovation and promote scientific and technological development. It is governed by a board made up of the Joint Government of Catalonia, The Caixa, Gas Natural, The Seda de Barcelona, Esteve, Telefonica, Fujitsu, BBVA, IberCaja and Endesa. The foundation coordinates, since 1996, the Science Week in Catalonia, along with the 11 Catalan universities, the Institute of Catalan Studies (IEC), the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), the Institute of Culture Barcelona (ICUB) and the Catalan Association of Scientific Communication (ACCC). It also announces the award Catalan Foundation for Research, Science Prize for Literature.