Launch of the 2nd Fondation Mines-Télécom campaign and set-up of a campaign committee


Fondation Mines-Télécom has engaged in a new sponsorship campaign called “Ambition 2020, Cap sur le numérique” (Ambition 2020, heading for digital technology) which will enable funding for training, research, innovation and forward thinking projects in the Télécom schools of IMT (Télécom Paris, Télécom Bretagne, Télécom SudParis, Télécom Ecole de Management, Télécom Lille).

This 2nd campaign aims to support the excellence of the schools, provide them with resources for maintaining their research and innovation strategies (chairs and research programs, living labs, support for incubators, start-ups, Fab Labs etc.), as well as their internationalization and social openness strategies. It will also allow funding for iconic projects such as the establishment of two schools in Saclay, new MOOCs and other programs by the Foundation.

En 2015, la Fondation a collecté 5.27M€

In 2015 the Foundation  raised 5.27M€ (alumni 30% – enterprises 70%)

During the Foundation’s first sponsorship campaign, launched in 2008, €25 M was raised among enterprises and private individuals. The objective of the new campaign, led by Guy Roussel, President of Fondation Mines-Télécom, is to raise €50 M by 2020.

To date, the Foundation already has €21 M in donations and contractual commitments for the period of 2016-2020, including €5 M from Patrick Drahi (Télécom Paris 1988) who has committed to providing €10 M to fund the creation of MOOCs over a period of 10 years, and in doing so has become the Foundation’s first private sponsor.

Michel Combes (Télécom Paris 1986), President of the campaign and CEO of SFR, has created a Campaign Committee composed of 28 iconic alumni ambassadors from the Télécom schools. As volunteers and major sponsors of the Foundation, their desire is to invest in the development of their school by actively contributing to the search for major donors and partnerships among alumni and enterprises.

All the members of the committee are Ambassadors for the campaign within their personal and professional networks. The Committee’s first work meeting was held on 3 February 2016 and was attended by all the                                                                                      Ambassadors.

“I have agreed to take on the presidency of Fondation Mines-Télécom’s campaign. To support me in the search for major donations I have set up a team of active alumni who are motivated by their school’s development. Our aim is simple yet ambitious: to double the sum raised for the second Fondation Mines-Télécom campaign, called “Ambition 2020”, from €25 to 50 million. It is vital that through this campaign we can generate new impetus for furthering the level of excellence of our schools, maintaining their strategies for innovation, internationalization and social openness and financing emblematic projects by IMT.”

Michel Combes, President of the Campaign Committee

Constitution of the Committee

Télécom Paris Michel Combes SFR CEO
Télécom Paris Vivek Badrinath Accor Deputy Managing Director
Télécom Paris Pascal Béglin StreamWide CEO
Télécom Paris Eric Béranger Airbus Defence and Space Space Systems Programs Managing Director
Télécom Paris Karim Bernoussi Intelcia CEO
Télécom Paris Barbara Dalibard SNCF Managing Director for Travelers
Télécom Paris Marc Darmon THALES Deputy Managing Director
Télécom Paris Eric Denoyer SFR Member of the Management Board
Télécom Paris Diaa Elyaacoubi Odyssee 2045 President
Télécom Paris Patrice Giami Altice Head of Business Development
Télécom Paris Laurent Grimaldi BroadBand4Africa CEO
Télécom Paris Olivier Huart TDF CEO
Télécom Paris Stéphane Huet Dell Strategical Manager for EMEA
Télécom Paris Mari-Noëlle Jégo Laveissière Orange Executive Manager
Télécom Paris Georges Karam Sequans CEO
Télécom Paris Jean-Michel Orozco DCNS Computer Security Manager
Télécom Paris François Paulus Breega Capital Managing Partner
Télécom Paris Jean Schmitt Jolt Capital Managing Partner
Télécom Paris Yves Tyrode SNCF Digital Technology and Communications Manager
Télécom Bretagne Richard Brachet Mattel IT Supply Chain Manager
Telecom Lille Valery Debeer IBM Technical Manager
Telecom Lille Thierry Valette Huawei CTO
Télécom Ecole de Management Adam Hamzawi Verticalis Founder and Consultant
Télécom Ecole de Management Benjamin Haziza Commerzbank Senior Sales Specialist
Télécom Ecole de Management Alexandre Zapolsky Linagora CEO
Télécom SudParis Patrick Bergougnou Cirpack CEO
Télécom SudParis Jean-Marc Boursier Suez Environnement Deputy Managing Director
Télécom SudParis Xavier Drilhon Sigfox Executive Managing Director
Télécom SudParis Thierry Petit Founder and CEO

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