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.
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.
IBSA Foundation has chosen to enter into an important partnership with Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci in Milan. 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. The collaboration has been established in the year that celebrates 500 years from the death of Leonardo da Vinci, a key figure that managed to create a dialogue between science and the humanities, while always focusing on man. This is a trait that has inspired the mission of the Foundation, which is dedicated to the promotion of correct scientific dissemination and the dialogue between Art and Science.
IBSA Foundation has chosen to support MUSE – Science Museumby Renzo Piano in Trento with a two-year Partnership.
MUSE is one of the most important science museums in Europewith 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.
In particular, IBSA Foundation is supporting the new MUSE H2O Planetarium, a digital and state-of-the art wonder that, using the form of a water molecule, combines the aspiration for space exploration with an equally-balanced sensitivity towards sustainable development, with cutting-edge technology and immersive tools.
MUSE H2O will be the major innovation of 2020 for the promotion of science and museum education at national and international levels.