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Research chairs

Participate in a research chair of Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) enables managers and employees to develop their collective intelligence to help the company grow, and to contribute to a profound transformation of society. It also means taking a concrete part in the challenges of tomorrow, and in forward-looking work on the tools, professions and skills needed to support major transitions.

Chairs: building the future together

In concrete terms, by committing to an existing chair or creating a new chair with the Foundation, you are supporting the work of leading researchers to understand emerging phenomena, identify tomorrow's issues and forge the tools needed to reconcile economic and human concerns.
You are our sponsor and we are your partner. This gives you privileged access to our research teams, our researchers' expertise and GEM's reputation.

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Digital Organizations & Society Chair

Our mission at the DOS Chair is to produce and disseminate scientific knowledge on the impact of digital technologies on individuals, organizations, and our society.
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Energy for Society Chair

To be successful, the ecological transition requires profound changes in our society and, in particular, the large-scale deployment of clean, decentralized and locally embedded energy sources.

Chair Women and Economic Renewal

FERE is a research chair hosted within the GEM Foundation thanks to corporate and individual patrons. In the world of Tech, projects led by women are much less likely to succeed, whether they are entrepreneurial projects or the application of patents. If the woman comes from a disadvantaged social background, the trajectory of her projects will be even more penalized.
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Chair for Public Trust in Health

Within the Chair for "Public Trust in Health”, researchers aim to better comprehend novel technological solutions, changes in patient-practitioner relationships, and the regional care and innovation ecosystems.
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Inclusive Sustainability Chair

Produce and disseminate knowledge to support the ecological and social transition of territories.

Economic peace

Grenoble Ecole de Management is developing a culture of economic peace through its UNESCO Chair, where students, researchers and social players co-construct knowledge, skills and methodologies to invent tomorrow's economy and propose models for peaceful relations between individuals, organizations and the living world.

Practical information to create a research chair 


Breaking new ground

  • Combining economic, social and managerial issues
  • Advance on poorly defined issues

Duration and operation

We recommend a 5-year commitment to allow the work to materialize.

  • The Chair is headed by a Professor who is an expert in the field.
  • Corporate sponsors take part in its governance (strategic & scientific committee and operational committee)


A minimum budget of 200 K€ per year is required to carry out quality work (this can be shared between several companies).
The GEM Foundation is governed by an executive committee made up of representatives of our patrons and qualified personalities. We take great care to be transparent about how your donation is used.


The Foundation is sheltered by the Fondation de France. Your donation falls within the scope of sponsorship and is therefore eligible for the associated tax benefits.

Related actions

  • Depending on the subject and the objectives pursued, the scope of a Chair's activities may vary:
  • Financing of theses, post-doctorates or fellowships
  • Publications: white papers, academic articles, books and/or web platforms
  • Pedagogical engineering: design of original training programs and creation of innovative teaching tools (MOOCs, serious games, etc.).
  • Teaching: implementation of initial training programs related to the Chair's mission and benefiting from its work on cutting-edge or even emerging subjects.
  • Events: promotion and dissemination activities in the form of seminars, workshops, exhibitions, etc.
  • Mobilizing the public: animating communities of practice, calls for projects, awarding prizes


Updated 4/17/2024