Built in the heart of the Quinze-Vingts CHNO, the Vision Institute is one of the largest integrated research centres on vision diseases in Europe.
Conceived as a place of gathering and exchanges, the Vision Institute brings together the best researchers, clinicians and industrial partners, who share their expertise and efforts in order to support the building up of common ideas, techniques and technology platforms, provide new avenues of research, discover new therapeutic and preventive solutions as well as novel diagnostic approaches and validate compensatory technologies for people with visual impairment.
More information: www.institut-vision.org
Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC)
Pierre and Marie Curie University, principal heir to Faculty of Sciences of the Sorbonne, is the largest scientific and medical complex in France, active in many fields of research with scope and achievements at the highest level. It has more than 125 laboratories, most of them in association with the ‘’Centre national de la recherche scientifique’’ (CNRS), 10 000 teacher-researchers and 32,000 students. The University is a founding member of the “Sorbonne Universités” Scientific Cooperation Foundation.
More information: www.upmc.fr
Caisse des Dépôts
Caisse des Dépôts and its subsidiaries constitute a state-owned group at the service of the public interest and of the country’s economic development. With its Elan 2020 strategic plan, the group focuses on four critical areas: housing, universities and the knowledge-based economy, financing for SMEs and the environment.
More information: www.caissedesdepots.fr
French Federation of the Blind and Visually Impaired
Founded in 1917, the French Federation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (its acronym is “FAF”) fights to maintain the rights of all visually impaired people with no exceptions. The FAF is composed of 44 member associations spread all over the metropolitan territory and overseas. FAF has been supporting the best French specialists and researchers in ophthalmology, for more than twenty years, through its grants to young researchers as well as to the biggest research laboratories and contributes to the Institute of Vision.
More information: www.faf.asso.fr
Fondation Hospitalière Sainte-Marie
The FHSM is a private not-for-profit organisation recognised as being of public utility. It aims at meeting the needs of dependant people, sick or suffering from chronic disabling conditions. In 2010, the Foundation’s 1,500 employees supported nearly 8,000 people within its various structures (follow-up care and rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes, day hospitals).
More information: www.fondationhospitalieresaintemarie.com
BTP Consultants Group (220 employees) assists real estate professionals in their search for performance (solidity, security, accessibility, energy, comfort …) of their property. BTP Consultants assists owners in adapting their property to people with disabilities and more generally to the aging population.
More information: www.btp-consultants.fr