Solvay launches new call for STEM and sustainability projects through Ernest Solvay Fund

Solvay launches new call for STEM and sustainability projects through Ernest Solvay Fund

The Fund invites applications from individuals and organizations passionate about making a positive impact

  • By ICN Bureau | April 10, 2024

Solvay announces a new call for projects to drive innovation in science, mathematics, engineering and technology (STEM) and sustainability through the Ernest Solvay Fund. The Fund is officially launching its 2024 call for projects, with the application window closing on June 17th, 2024. This call emphasizes the Fund's strong commitment to nurturing scientific education and advancing sustainable solutions worldwide.

The Fund supports 25 projects annually, allocating up to 10,000 euros to each project. Its main areas of focus include STEM education, scientific progress and sustainable development, particularly emphasizing climate change, resource management, and the circular economy.

Founded in 1924, the Fund is an integral part of Solvay's Corporate Citizenship initiatives. It has a rich history of supporting transformative projects, such as Atelier 21's RetroFutur Museum and the EPIC Foundation's literacy tools in the USA. In 2023, the Vlaamse PhD Cup presented complex STEM research for the general public, marking just one of the innovative initiatives backed by the Fund.

“As we continue to build on our corporate citizenship program, the Ernest Solvay Fund remains an integral component of our vision. This Fund not only encourages the progression of scientific knowledge and sustainability practices but also plays a crucial role in strengthening the communities where Solvay operates,” said Philippe Kehren, Solvay CEO. “It is through this dedicated support of both education and sustainability initiatives that we aim to make an impact, emphasizing our commitment to both innovation and the well-being of the communities we serve.”

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