The founding partners are at the initiative of the Ideas Box. They have supported the program since its inception and their contribution was crucial to the implementation of the Ideas Box program.
Pierre Bellon Foundation
The Pierre Bellon Foundation has supported the Ideas Box program from the start. From its conception to the action, Pierre Bellon Foundation has accompanied all stages of research, development, and experimentation in Burundi. Today, the association continues to support the program in its development in France and abroad.
Alexander Soros Fondation
The Alexander Soros Foundation has supported the program since its beginning steps and continues to provide significant support for its international expansion. The Foundation also organized the launch of the Ideas Box at the New York Public Library in March 2014.
The designer Philippe Starck and his team - especially the designer Ambrose Maggiar - designed Ideas Box pro bono closely with LWB. Philippe Starck has transferred all intellectual property and operational rights of the Ideas Box to LWB.
Our global partners provide overall support for the Ideas Box through a financial support program, in the form of donations or sponsorships of competence. Their support is crucial to the fulfilment of Ideas Box program.
The UN Refugee Agency
The UN Refugee Agency, through its leadership of innovation, supports and promotes the program Box Ideas for its deployment worldwide. The UNHCR also participated in the development of the box and hosted its official presentation at the Palace of Nations in Geneva in June 2014.
The RosaPark Agency
The RosaPark agency is a communications and publicity agency that accompanies Libraries Without Borders in promoting the Ideas Box program.
The New York Public Library & Book Ops
The New York Public Library and its subsidiary BookOps support the Ideas Box program in its implementation, particularly in the selection of content tailored to each language and region. The NYPL hosted the launch event of the Box Ideas in March 2014.
The French Ministry of Culture
LThe French Ministry of Culture and Communication is an important financial partner of the Ideas Box program.
Sony is an important financial partner of the Ideas Box program.
LDE is an important logistical partner for the Ideas Box program.
Bookeen is a key partner providing equipment for the Ideas Box, and especially e-readers.
Specific project partners
The project partners provide financial and operational support for the deployment of the Ideas Box in specific regions or areas.