ESB support

Projects to be supported

The fundraising activities carried out by the ESB contribute to three major missions of general interest: to promote the social and international opening of our courses, to boost innovation with wood and bio-sourced materials and to develop actions favourable to a circular economy. Discover the projects made possible thanks to the support of corporate and individual donors.

The Canopee Challenge competition boosts innovation in the wood industry

Wood represents a serious alternative to materials derived from fossil resources. It is clear that there is too little research and innovation in this sector and that it is urgent to support it and make it visible.

For the second edition, the ESB is co-organising the Canopée Challenge competition in association with Forinvest Business Angels, Fibois France and the Xylofutur competitiveness cluster and under the High Patronage of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food.

Now a must in the wood sector, this competition highlights more than 160 innovative projects each year and rewards a dozen winners with a total of €60,000 thanks to donations collected from corporate sponsors.

Student support fund promotes equal opportunities

In France and abroad, the ESB promotes the values of openness, diversity and mixity. Through the creation of a fund supported by collective generosity, the ESB intends to promote access to its programmes for talent from France and elsewhere.

The funds collected allow each year to :

  • to provide financial support to students to access training, based on the model of equal opportunities grants,
  • to respond to specific difficulties expressed by students in training, through an emergency fund

Because the cost of studies and student life can be a barrier for potential students, especially in a context of social and economic crisis, your support will ensure that these passionate and committed people have better access to training.

State-of-the-art digital tools to accelerate the digital transition

Like the major industrial sectors, companies in the French wood sector need to accelerate their transformation towards Industry 4.0 by fully integrating new technologies.

ESB is supporting this transformation by providing a state-of-the-art digital production tool and training future talent in these technologies and applications. The School is setting up a digital ecosystem to optimise production: immersive space, production machines, digital data collection tools.