It was created in 2008 by a joint institutional initiative of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC [Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas]) and its founding patrons. Its goal is to promote public-private collaboration in the environment of scientific research, innovation and knowledge enhancement.
Public-private collaboration can be developed both within the framework of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and investment projects, through different instruments that FGCSIC has developed aimed at investing in the extensive portfolio of scientific and technological capabilities of the CSIC.
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FGCSIC, with Tax ID (NIF) G-85562106, was incorporated indefinitely through a deed granted by the Notary of Madrid, Mr Santiago Rubio Liniers, on 23 July 2008, under number 1643 of his Protocol.
FGCSIC registered with the Foundations Protectorate of the Ministry of Education on 23 January 2009, under registration number 1104.
FGCSIC is included among those regulated by Law 50/2002, of 26 December, on Foundations, and in Article 16 of Chapter I of Heading III of Law 49/2002, of 23 December, on the tax regime for non-profit organisations and tax incentives for sponsorships.
As established in Article 6 of its By-laws, “Fundación General del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (FGCSIC) is constituted with the fundamental mission of cooperating with it. In particular, its main objective is to attract private funding for the development of public-private initiatives at the CSIC and other public R&D entities, linked to the functions entrusted to them”.
It is the highest governing, representative and administrative body of the Foundation.
It adopts its agreements by majority vote and performs the functions corresponding to it, subject to the provisions of the By-laws and the legal system. Its composition is as follows:
Ms Eloísa del Pino Matute (CSIC)
Chairwoman of the CSIC
Mr Ignacio Gutiérrez Llano (CSIC)
General Secretary of the CSIC
Mr José María Martell Berrocal(CSIC)
Vice-Chairman of Scientific and Technical Research
Ms Susana García Espinel(Banco Santander)
Director of Santander Universidades and Universia España
Mr Àngel Font Vidal (Fundación “la Caixa”)
Corporate Director of Research and Strategy
Mr Antonio Pulido Gutiérrez (Cajasol)
Mr Raimundo Pérez-Hernández y Torra (Fundación Ramón Areces)
Fundación General CSIC receives financial support from its Board of Trustees. It is not a patrimonial foundation, nor does it have a budget supported by the Public Administration or by any parent institution, public or private.
Our funding model is based on external contributions, whether through sponsorship or patronage; those that come from raising competitive funds to carry out projects; those resulting from agreements signed with companies for the provision of services.
The Advisory Committee is set up as an advisory and consultancy instrument for FGCSIC to guide its activities towards the best fulfilment of its founding aims.
Helena Herrero Starkie
Chairwoman and CEO of HP for Spain and Portugal
Susana Marcos Celestino
Research Professor at the CSIC’s Optics Institute
Mónica Martínez Walter
Chairwoman of the GMV business group
Salustiano Mato de la Iglesia
Professor of Zoology at the University of Vigo
Rafael Rodrigo Montero
Research Professor at the CSIC-INTA’s Astrobiology Centre
Juan María Vázquez Rojas
Professor of Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Murcia