In order to leverage the legacy of its founder (scientific knowledge and network of experts), in recent years the Chiesi Foundation has developed a new strategy. Clear-cut priorities have been defined to guide the development of future projects and the general strategy has been profoundly reviewed to transform the Foundation's role from the one of the typical donor to a new more proactive one.
In relation to the Scientific Research Program, on yearly basis the Foundation publishes two Calls for Scientific Research Proposals, in the field of pulmonology and neonatology, to communicate to the stakeholders the Foundation's strategic objectives. The coherence of the proposals submitted with the specific objectives stated in the Calls is an elective criterion for the research projects to be selected.
As far as the International Cooperation activities are concerned, Chiesi Foundation has actively developed a long-term program, focused exclusively on the field of neonatology, with the aim of effictively contributing to the decrease of neonatal mortality rates in low and middle income countries. The Foundation has developed the NEST - Neonatal Essential Survival Technology - Project in order to play an active role in the implementation of the activities, as well as to catalyse ideas, competences and resources and looking for new national and international partnerships coherent with its objectives and mission.