Published on September 30, 2020 | Updated on February 2, 2023

Sciences Po Lyon Foundation

Since 2018, the Institut d'études politiques de Lyon, known as "Sciences Po Lyon", has been endowed with a foundation that contributes to the development of the school on its territory and beyond.

The Sciences Po Lyon Foundation aims to support research efforts in the human and social sciences provided by its community of students and researchers by forging strong links with the public and socio-economic world.

This foundation is hosted by the Innovation and Transitions Foundation, making it eligible to receive support from the partner institutions of the Lyon Saint-Étienne university site and from privileged partnership relations with the research and innovation of excellence players within the ecosystem.

The Sciences Po Lyon Foundation organizes fundraising operations to support projects aimed at:
  • Developing applied research in the humanities and social sciences by funding chair projects related to public innovation and social innovation (its first chair dedicated to the transformation of public action was launched at the end of 2019);
  • Strengthening partnerships within the local socio-economic ecosystem to help students enter the workforce, in connection with its “Equal Opportunities and Democratization” program;
  • Carrying out educational innovation projects in order to continually improve its training and contribute to shaping the public action of tomorrow with institutional, territorial, socio-economic actors and citizens through its innovation lab: the Public Factory;
  • Expanding the influence of the school, its students and researchers locally, nationally and internationally.
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