Short name: FRB
Type of organisation: Foundation for Research Cooperation
The FRB was created in 2008, following the Grenelle de l’environnement (a series of political meetings organised in France in September and December 2007), on the initiative of the ministries in charge of research and ecology, by eight public research institutions. They have since been joined by LVMH, Ineris and the University of Montpellier, bringing the number of founding members to 11. The Foundation’s mission is to support and act with research to increase and transfer knowledge about biodiversity. The FRB is a foundation for scientific cooperation under private law. It operates independently and has about 20 employees.