What is it about?
The Ernest Solvay Fund supports initiatives in Belgium and in the countries where Solvay is active in the three areas of the Group's corporate social responsibility policy (STEM education, scientific progress and innovation, and sustainable development). STEM education concerns Science (mainly Chemistry, Physics and Earth Sciences), Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Digital education is also included.
Applications for financial support can be submitted via a call for projects that is organized twice a year. In the spring and fall, the Fund's Management Committee meets to select the initiatives.
Created by the founding families of the group, the Fund is also used as a tool to support initiatives of general interest to the families.
Euro Space Society
Motivate young people to study science/technology and pursue STEM careers through Space Week and the participation of companies and academics/astronauts
Ingénieurs Assistance Internationale - Ingénieurs Sans Frontières (ISF)
Support for waste management, access to drinking water and renewable energy (DRC/Togo) and work on low-tech, solidarity/inclusive engineering (internationally)