IBSA Foundation and the City of Lugano have set up a 2020-2022 three-year project aimed at promoting the integration of the arts in healthcare facilities. The Cultura e Salute (“Culture and Health“) project promotes and supports initiatives and good practices that see the alliance between art and health as a new tool for increasing people’s quality of life.

The project stems from the knowledge that a greater alliance between two seemingly distant worlds, like art and physical and psychological wellbeing, can result in better standards of living, both inside and outside healthcare facilities and treatment centers, as demonstrated by various initiatives over the years in Switzerland and abroad. The Cultura e Salute project will also be backed by a prestigious Scientific Committee and will count on the collaboration with USI – Università della Svizzera italiana.

The Cultura e Salute project will focus on three main activities: the organization of annual forums on the relationship between culture and health; the launch of a website; and a fund to support partnership projects between artists and healthcare facilities for the development of cultural activities in treatment centers, which will be launched in the fall of 2020 with a public notice aimed at organizations in the region interested in contributing to this initiative.

In addition to the creation and continuation of the successful cycle of “La Scienza a regola d’Arte” (“State-of-the-art Science”), the partnership with the Museo d’arte della Svizzera italiana (MASI Lugano) has increased and IBSA Foundation has become “Scientific Partner” of the Museum, supporting it in the realization of new activities linked to the intersection between science and art and for specific exhibition projects, to the full advantage of the community and the Ticino territory. IBSA Foundation has always believed that science deserves its full qualification as a culture and, as such, is part of the world of humanistic disciplines: in this sense, the encounter between science and art is not only possible but natural.

IBSA Foundation has chosen to support MUSE – Science Museum by Renzo Piano in Trento with a two-year Partnership.
MUSE is one of the most important science museums in Europe with almost 500,000 visitors per year and a unique example of scientific dissemination and cultural promotion, collaborating with more than 200 institutes and universities worldwide.
This partnership is developing through a series of activities that will be held throughout the year, more details on which can be found in the Events section of this website.

Since 2019 IBSA Foundation is partner of Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci in Milan. The collaboration has been established in the year that celebrated 500 years from the death of Leonardo da Vinci.

Encouraged by the common commitment in promoting the dialogue between scientific and humanistic disciplines, together with the passion for scientific dissemination, this year IBSA Foundation became the Scientific Partner of the Museum. This partnership is developing through a series of activities that will be better described in the Events section of this website.

As part of a broad project of collaboration and support undertaken with Università della Svizzera italiana (USI Lugano), the IBSA Foundation has activated a Scholarship program. The agreement signed with Usi has a duration of 10 years and provides for the award of 10 new scholarships a year for students studying Biomedicine, in addition to their renewal if the awarded students are in compliance with the exams. Within the collaboration, the IBSA Foundation also supports the PhD in Cancer Biology and Oncology and the courses of the Center of Advanced Studies on Entrepreneurship in Biomedicine (CASE BioMed), which complete the medical and scientific training proposed by the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences through training programs continues (BioBusiness and MedTech Business). These programs offer young companies active in the biotechnology and medical technologies field the knowledge and skills needed to develop, finance and market innovations in the biomedical field.



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