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.
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||Vivek||Badrinath||Accor||Deputy Managing Director|
|Télécom Paris||Eric||Béranger||Airbus Defence and Space||Space Systems Programs Managing Director|
|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||Stéphane||Huet||Dell||Strategical Manager for EMEA|
|Télécom Paris||Mari-Noëlle||Jégo Laveissière||Orange||Executive Manager|
|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|
|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||Jean-Marc||Boursier||Suez Environnement||Deputy Managing Director|
|Télécom SudParis||Xavier||Drilhon||Sigfox||Executive Managing Director|
|Télécom SudParis||Thierry||Petit||Showroomprive.com||Founder and CEO|
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