In 2014, with a view to acquiring cutting-edge equipment and providing funding for more researchers, the CEA decided to set up an independent non-profit legal structure, the Clinatec endowment fund.
The endowment fund collects funds and transfers them to Clinatec so that it can fund its activities of general interest (i.e. scientific research). It is managed independently, and can therefore issue tax receipts to anyone who makes a donation.
Its objectives are to:
> support Clinatec projects by providing additional funding to meet various needs,
> open Clinatec to people who want to better understand the research being carried out,
> raise the visibility of the teams’ scientific results.
CURRENT FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN
To respond to urgent needs in patient care, a major fundraising campaign entitled « Patients can’t afford to be patient » has been launched. It aims to raise 30 million euros by 2018.
To achieve this ambitious target, the team has invaluable support from a campaign committee headed by Alain Mérieux, together with leading figures in the financial world, and also Lily Safra, the great philanthropist and Chair of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation. At the end of 2015, the campaign had raised 18% of its target, and hopes to increase this to 50% by the end of 2016.
Members of the Campaign Committee:
Alain Mérieux, Chairman of the Institut Mérieux and Fondation Mérieux
Lily Safra, Chair of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation
Geneviève Fioraso, Former French Minister of Higher Education and Research, MP for Isère (First district)
Jacques Attali, CEO of Attali & Associés, President of Positive PlaNet
André-Jacques Auberton-Hervé, Honorary Chairman and Founder of Soitec
Jean-Luc Bélingard, Chairman of Biomérieux and Chair of the Fédération Française des Industries de Santé
Bernard Bigot, Director-General of the ITER international research program
Andrea Cuomo, Executive Vice-President of STMicroelectronics
Jean-Pierre Gaillard, CEO of Crédit Agricole Sud Rhône-Alpes, Member of the Board of Crédit Agricole S.A.
Henri Lachmann, Former CEO of Schneider Electric and Executive Director of Schneider Electric S.A.
Olivier Laureau, CEO of the Servier Group and Chair of the Servier International Foundation for Research
Dominique Louis, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Assystem
Jean-Pierre Maureau, Associate Director of Axos
Antoine Raymond, CEO of ARaymond
Christian Schmidt de la Brélie, Director-General, Klésia Group
Jean-Daniel Tordjman, Chairman of the Club des Ambassadeurs and CEO, Astarté International
Brieuc Turluche, President of Médimprint