Fondazione Edison promotes studies, research, publications and events either directly or jointly with other entities and research institutes, with foundations, associations, companies and finally supporting the initiatives consistent with its statutory aims. The Foundation proposes to concentrate on its programs the university contribution, small and large companies economic departments, entities and research institutes, important associations, foundations, and private citizen involved in local system problems and whose role is of extreme relevance to Italian industrial competitiveness, employment and the trade balance sheet where the contribution of the small/medium companies becomes decisive.