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

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Logo Fondation Mines-Télécom

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 ParisTech, 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 ParisTech 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 ParisTech 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 ParisTechMichelCombesSFRCEO
Télécom ParisTechVivekBadrinathAccorDeputy Managing Director
Télécom ParisTechPascalBéglinStreamWideCEO
Télécom ParisTechEricBérangerAirbus Defence and SpaceSpace Systems Programs Managing Director
Télécom ParisTechKarimBernoussiIntelciaCEO
Télécom ParisTechBarbaraDalibardSNCFManaging Director for Travelers
Télécom ParisTechMarcDarmonTHALESDeputy Managing Director
Télécom ParisTechEricDenoyerSFRMember of the Management Board
Télécom ParisTechDiaaElyaacoubiOdyssee 2045President
Télécom ParisTechPatriceGiamiAlticeHead of Business Development
Télécom ParisTechLaurentGrimaldiBroadBand4AfricaCEO
Télécom ParisTechOlivierHuartTDFCEO
Télécom ParisTechStéphaneHuetDellStrategical Manager for EMEA
Télécom ParisTechMari-NoëlleJégo LaveissièreOrangeExecutive Manager
Télécom ParisTechGeorgesKaramSequansCEO
Télécom ParisTechJean-MichelOrozcoDCNSComputer Security Manager
Télécom ParisTechFrançoisPaulusBreega CapitalManaging Partner
Télécom ParisTechJeanSchmittJolt CapitalManaging Partner
Télécom ParisTechYvesTyrodeSNCFDigital Technology and Communications Manager
Télécom BretagneRichardBrachetMattelIT Supply Chain Manager
Telecom LilleValeryDebeerIBMTechnical Manager
Telecom LilleThierryValetteHuaweiCTO
Télécom Ecole de ManagementAdamHamzawiVerticalisFounder and Consultant
Télécom Ecole de ManagementBenjaminHazizaCommerzbankSenior Sales Specialist
Télécom Ecole de ManagementAlexandreZapolskyLinagoraCEO
Télécom SudParisPatrickBergougnouCirpackCEO
Télécom SudParisJean-MarcBoursierSuez EnvironnementDeputy Managing Director
Télécom SudParisXavierDrilhonSigfoxExecutive Managing Director
Télécom SudParisThierryPetitShowroomprive.comFounder and CEO

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