Bottega Veneta has announced it will fund two-year scholarships for scientific research in Italy's Veneto, Lazio and Campania regions, following the spread of coronavirus.
The scholarships, worth €300,000, will fund a two-year extension for an employed pneumology researcher in the Department of Cardiac, Thoracic, Vascular Sciences and Public Health of the University of Padua and two respective scholarships at the Virology Laboratory of the National Institute for Infectious Diseases Lazzaro Spallanzani in Rome as well as the Microbiology and Virology Laboratory of the Hospital Domenico Cotugno of Naples.
'Medical researchers, constantly engaged in the study of new treatments and vaccines, make our country so proud. They are a resource of extraordinary value for humanity as a whole. It is for this reason, we at Bottega Veneta feel a duty to support those on the front line, contributing to the advancement of research,' said Leo Rongone, Bottega Veneta's CEO.
The brand's creative director, Daniel Lee, added: 'We recognise that supporting the medical professionals who are saving the lives of others must be our priority during this time, which includes those working tirelessly to tackle the devastating impact of COVID-19 and its enduring effects, through scientific research. With these scholarships we are able to contribute to securing the future of our global health by supporting their admirable and courageous work.'
Bravo, Bottega Veneta!