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.
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)
The Prize was awarded for her research on the biochemical modification of synthetically produced messenger RNA (mRNA) which has enabled the rapid development of vaccines
Fondation Médicale Reine Elisabeth - Geneeskundige Stichting Koningin Elisabeth
Ernest Solvay prize toWalgrave Hannah for her publication "Restoring miR-132 expression rescues adult hippocampal neurogenesis and memory deficits in Alzheimer’s disease