Fondation Centrale Initiatives

Why create a foundation ?

Centrale Lille, Nantes and Marseille have always been recognised for their dynamism, as well as their ability to innovate in teaching. But such teaching innovations have a cost on top of the expenses related to research, staff and equipment. They therefore require additional resources.

Centrale Lille, Marseille and Nantes set up a joint foundation - Fondation Centrale Initiatives - to raise funds for this purpose.

The foundation's role


In the context of reduced government spending and increasing international competition, the participation of graduates and companies in the development of our schools has become a major issue. It is against this backdrop that the Fondation Centrale Initiatives is launching its annual campaign with ambitious goals.

The strategy adopted by the three Centrale Schools (Lille, Marseille and Nantes) is to commit to three joint programmes:

  • Solidarity and student life
  • Teaching and digital tools
  • Research and innovation

Support the foundation

You can donate via secure online payment. You can consult your details and print your tax receipt on the Fondation de France website.
Donations can also be made by cheque made payable to Fondation de France / Fondation Centrale Initiatives, and sent by post to the school. Upon receipt of your donation a tax receipt will be sent to you.

Fondation Centrale Initiatives
Ecole Centrale de Nantes
1 rue de la Noë
BP 92101
44321 Nantes Cedex 3
Published on January 11, 2018 Updated on September 5, 2019