FPM.US, the Politecnico di Milano Foundation in the USA
A new step forward in the University's internationalisation strategy
FPM.US, Fellows of Politecnico di Milano.US, is the Politecnico di Milano Foundation in the United States; a registered non-profit recognized as a Public Charity. It will consolidate Politecnico’s US network, building on the work that has been carried out for years by the Polimi North America Alumni Chapter.
The goal is to strengthen Politecnico’s North-American network, supporting our University’s missions (education, research, and social and cultural diversity) while leveraging one of our major assets: Alumni.
explains Prof. Andrea Sianesi, President of Fondazione Politecnico di Milano.
Approximately 2,000 Politecnico Alumni reside and work in the United States, a significant portion of more than 15,000 graduates who reside and work outside Italy.
FPM.US will enable and accelerate partnerships with institutions and corporations in the US, where the environment and dynamics are so different from Italy to require a dedicated counterpart.
The FPM.US strategy will develop along three main lines. First, FPM.US is a Charity that will collect donations. Today Politecnico already runs fundraising in Italy, to finance scholarships, educational projects, and specific research projects. American donors will receive from FPM.US the same fiscal benefits other American Foundations and Publich Charities offer. The goal is to collect funds to implement local projects in the United States, like scholarships for studying, participating in internships, or conducting research projects in the US.
A second line of action goes in the direction of empower scientific research collaboration between Italy and the United States, developing joint projects with both research centres of excellence and companies.
Finally, FPM.US will carry out actions specifically aimed at supporting Politecnico di Milano graduates, offering them new professional opportunities and a solid network of US Alumni to lean on.
The President of the Board of Directors is Mauro Porcini, Alumnus Politecnico di Milano, currently Senior Vice President and Chief Design Officer of PepsiCo.
The Board also includes the Rector of Politecnico di Milano Ferruccio Resta, the President of Fondazione Politecnico di Milano Andrea Sianesi, the President of Alumni Politecnico di Milano Enrico Zio, the General Director of Fondazione Politecnico di Milano Eugenio Gatti, and Prof. Luigi De Nardo, together with Alumni in the United States: Alessandra Carriero, Paolo Ciuccarelli, Annalisa Conti, Sebastiano Peluso, Alberto Sangiovanni Vincentelli, Patrizio Sbaragli, Corrado Toxiri.
For further information:
The website of FPM.US