From its inception, the Michelin Corporate Foundation has been committed to promoting the sciences. To this end, it is contributing to the endowment of Universcience Partenaires which was founded to promote a culture of science, technology and environmental awareness among young people and the general public.
Universcience Partenaires is a body which brings together corporations, federations and research bodies wishing to develop partnerships in France and abroad. It works with Universcience, the public body associating the Palais de la Découverte and the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie and other science museums.
These partnership initiatives can take different forms such as exhibitions, conferences and schemes for young people. They cover a wide range of subjects of general interest such as mobility, the climate, energy, innovation, risks and the city of the future. On the other hand, they can also be very specialized, in line with the technical expertise of the member bodies, for example tires, biometrics, oil exploration or radioactivity.