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The first Air Liquide Foundation Awards

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The first Air Liquide Foundation Awards were held on January 13th, in the presence of Benoît Potier, Chairman and CEO of Air Liquide and Chairman of the Air Liquide Foundation.

In line with the Foundation’s mission, this ceremony awarded the most innovative scientific research and local development projects, among the ones supported by the Air Liquide Foundation.

The Scientific Research Awards, in the environmental and health/respiration fields, were issued respectively to the CNRS, for its study of natural insecticides in the French Guyana, and to the PremUp Foundation, for its research work on premature babies’ lungs.
In this category, two other organizations were nominated as well: the Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière, and Inserm in partnership with the Bichat hospital.

The Social Innovation Awards were granted to three associations on behalf of their local development micro-initiatives:

  • Agronomes et Vétérinaires Sans Frontières, for their projects aimed at valorizing the fruit production of rural families in Brazil, and at providing access to energy in Senegal;
  • Energie Jeunes, for their fight against school drop-out in priority education areas in the region of Ile-de-France.
  • Village Pilote, for its program focused on work integration of street children in Senegal.

Two other associations were also nominated in this category: Initiatives, for a project in Morocco, and the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists, for a project in Togo.

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The Air Liquide Foundation team

Bruno Leprince-Ringuet

Bruno Leprince-Ringuet

General Manager

Natcha Brunet, Chargée de mécénat

Natacha Brunet

Philanthropy coordinator

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Clémence Bruneton

Communications Officer

Geneviève Capbern-Gasqueton, Attachée de mécénat

Geneviève Capbern-Gasqueton

Philanthropy coordinator

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