The local communities (Greater Lyon, Rhône-Alpes Region, General Council of the Rhône Region) have included ELI in their projects financed within the scope of ‘‘Lyon Cité Campus’’. ELI is also part of the strategic projects of the Rhône-Alpes/Auvergne Canceropole. Furthermore, along with the “Hospices Civils de Lyon” Hospital Centre, they are doing their utmost to have Lyon host ELI as an Integration Competency Centre.
Ideally situated within or in close proximity of the Lyon-Sud Hospital Centre (CHLS), thus facilitating constant exchanges with the teams already set up at the site of the Hematology Department of HCL, LYSA (The Lymphoma Study Association) and LYSARC (The Lymphoma Academic Research Organisation), health professionals, researchers and patients of the CHLS; in this building, with a surface area of approximately 2000 square metres, it will thus be possible to host training sessions and scientific meetings.
The ELI-CENS building offers common space for several actors from the field of the lymphoma:
- The head office of ELI, LYSA, LYSARC and CALYM
- The branches of other European academic groups
- Budding companies
- Patient associations
- Areas dedicated to training
This integration aims at fostering fruitful exchanges and innovative synergy through a highly operational approach.