The Fondation pour l’Université de Lyon is the product of a partnership between actors from the business world, the University of Lyon and stakeholders from the public sector. In a social and economic development optic, and in order to develop higher education and research activities within the Lyon region, it furthers the international outreach of the University of Lyon, contributing to its excellence and strengthening links with the region.

The Fondation pour l’Université de Lyon is very active as a founder member of Lyon French Tech, where it sits on both the board of directors and the executive committee.