Scientific Projects

The Ernesto Illy Foundation primarily pursues project with purposes of beneficial and social solidarity in the context of scientific research carried out either directly or in collaboration with universities, research organizations and other foundations.

The Foundation offers support to the national and international scientific communities, both operating in a philanthropic manner as well as contributing, through the involvement of the most important personalities, organizations and institutions, and in the development of debate and reflection in the cultural, scientific and social spheres.

The Foundation intends to continue in its commitment in the context of science and culture of coffee, cocoa, tea and of the agri-food sector in general, and to pay particular attention to the development of agricultural research in order to help the producing countries and the producers themselves to improving their living conditions, as well as the development of scientific research in the field of production and processing in the agro-food sector.