Main milestones of the Foundation 1999-2019

XX Anniversary

1999, Foundation set up in the month of November and registered in December with the Charities Supervisory Body of the Spanish Ministry of Education and Culture.

2000, Foundation given formal structure and endowed with funds.

2001, Foundation registration and first activities; launch of Rafael del Pino Excellence Scholarships Programme, and first Master Lecture, given by former US President, Bill Clinton. Launch of Free Enterprise Forum.

2002, launch of: United Nations Global Compact in Spain, attended by UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan; first Programme for young Ibero-American leaders; and first research support agreement ‘Alliance between business and non-profit institutions’.

2003, launch of Rafael del Pino Chairs, with first Rafael del Pino Professor, Mauro Guillén, at the Wharton School; and first Seminar for academics at the Real Colegio Complutense, Harvard University; Association of Rafael del Pino Excellence Scholars set up.

2004, the Foundation becomes a Patron of the Spanish Royal Academy of History; first seminar on the economic analysis of law at Harvard Law School; launch of first Diploma in University Senior Management; and of research project on the history of exploration in partnership with the Spanish Geographic Society, under the direction of Professor Felipe Fernández-Armesto.

2005, presentation by TRH the Prince and Princess of Asturias of the Spanish Royal Academy’s Students’ Dictionary sponsored by the Foundation in partnership with the Spanish Royal Academy and the Academies of the Spanish Language in Ibero-America and the Philippines; launch of first Programme for Leadership in Public Management at IESE business school and Macroeconomic Modelling Project in partnership with the Ministry of Economy. Launch of Forum for Entrepreneurs.

2006, first High Capacity Summer Campus and first Master in leadership in civil engineering; consolidation of the research support programme, now with 26 projects in the field of social sciences; launch of first seminar in public economics at Andrew Young School, Georgia State University.

2007, launch of Programme to enhance the quality of life of persons with spinal cord injury; publication of encyclopaedic work ‘El Rey. Historia de la Monarquía‘ [The King. A History of the Monarchy], edited by Professor José Antonio Escudero, winner of the 2009 Spanish National History Prize; first of the Conferences for young people with values: What really matters, of which the Foundation is a founding member.

2008, first international forum on Climate Change; launch of Occupational Therapy and Increased Reality Project in partnership with INDRA and the National Paraplegics Hospital; sponsorship of exhibition on The Enlightenment and Liberalism 1788-1814 at the Royal Palace in Madrid; first Course for Specialists in Foundation Management in partnership with the Spanish Association of Foundations

2009, 5th anniversary of the Spanish UN Global Compact Network, attended by UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon; first Young Leadership Prize awarded by the Association of Rafael del Pino Excellence Scholars; first Workshop in International Economics at the Real Colegio Complutense, Harvard University; visit to the Foundation by HM the King and presentation to him of a copy of ‘El Rey. Historia de la Monarquía’ [The King. A History of the Monarchy].

2010, first session of Programme for Leadership in Law Enforcement Agencies in partnership with the Society for International Studies, and of the Programme for Strategic Management and Social Leadership at IESE business school. First session of the Programme to attract academic talent with professors Juan Díez Medrano, Carlos III University of Madrid; Nagore Iriberri, Pompeu Fabra University; and Miguel Coca-Prados, Foundation for Ophthalmological Research.

2011, inauguration by HM Queen Sofía of the Rafael del Pino Sports Centre at the National Paraplegics Hospital; publication of encyclopaedic work ‘Cortes y Constitución de Cádiz. 200 años’ [The Cadiz Parliament and the Constitution of Cadiz. 200 years], edited by José Antonio Escudero; endowment of the Rafael del Pino Chair in Neuroscience held by Dr. Jesús Vaquero; increasing number of programmes for entrepreneurs in Spain and the United States.

2012, working meeting between HRH the Prince of Asturias and the Foundation Board of Trustees and management team; launch of FRPTV TV Room, the Inicia Programme and the Call to innovation initiative in partnership with Singularity University and the Eduarda Justa Foundation.

2013, publication in US of ‘Our America’ by Felipe Fernández-Armesto, a history of the US seen from the territories of the Spanish Crown, US History Academy prizewinner; launch of ESemp School for Entrepreneurs in partnership with Spanish Seniors for Technical Cooperation (SECOT).

2014, launch of Global Leadership Programme at Harvard University and Management Research Programme at London School of Economics and Political Science; publication of the encyclopaedic work ‘La Iglesia en la Historia de España‘ [The Church in the History of Spain], edited by José Antonio Escudero; launch of Celera accelerator programme in partnership with entrepreneur Javier García.

2015, launch of Efficient Regulation Programme at the  London School of Economics and Political Science; launch of Evolve Train the Trainers Programme; launch of Espacio Investiga knowledge dissemination platform; first session of Central Banking Series in Spain; first Rafael del Pino-MAEC Fellowship at Harvard Kennedy School; Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Innovation Programme for pre-university students.

2016, launch of Rafael del Pino Online School; launch of Frontiers of Innovation and Entrepreneurship programme at MIT-Sloan and Global Civil Society Seminar at Harvard Kennedy School; The Future of Government at Oxford University, and the Unleash young talent network; audience with HM the King of a delegation from the fifteen cohorts of Rafael del Pino Excellence Scholars; Feliciano B arrios, winner of the Spanish National History Prize for his book ‘La gobernación de la Monarquía de España’ [Governance by the Monarchy in Spain].

2017, launch of Leading the Air Force programme; first Master’s Degree in Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship; launch of Spanish Leadership Network; launch of Ideas Camp accelerator.

2018, first Master’s Degree in International Leadership in Engineering and Architecture, in partnership with the Polytechnic University of Madrid; launch of Call for talent immersion programme; ‘The beautiful brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal‘ exhibition at MIT-Museum; first Transatlantic Conference held in Spain, in partnership with Harvard Kennedy School and IE School of International Relations, and first edition of go!ODS awards in partnership with the Spanish UN Global Compact Network.

2019, approval of NC1 first medication produced by Spain’s public health system; launch in Spain of MIT global teaching labs; launch of leadership networks Call for Impact and Wake up leaders, organiser of first Rafael del Pino entrepreneurial Escape Room; first Workshop on journalism and communication in the digital age, at Oxford University.