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Human Technopole

MIND Milano Innovation District: The groundbreaking Science Knowledge and Innovation park of the future in the former site of the universal exposition Expo Milano 2015

In the next 10 years, the entire Expo area will undergo a huge transformation. Arexpo, the owner of the 1 million square meters area, is fully committed to transform the site into a world-leading Science, Knowledge and Innovation Park: its name is MIND Milano Innovation District.

Preventing an unlucky fate of degradation and giving continuity to the legacy promise of “feeding the planet”, thanks to the strong synergy between public and private sectors, MIND will host companies, research centers, the scientific campus of the University of Milan and the new hospital Galeazzi thus becoming a hub of excellence in the fields of Life Sciences, Healthcare, Biotech, Pharma, Agri-food, Nutrition, Data Science and Big Data.

Pioneer of the future MIND, Human Technopole is the first settlement in the area to start its activities on 22 December 2017 in Palazzo Italia. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through a comprehensive approach to health and aging, developing disease prevention and tackling cancer and neurodegenerative disease with personalized approaches.

Human Technopole Project

A New Identity for the Expo Area

presented by Arexpo in collaboration with Lendlease

On 26 March 2018, Arexpo in collaboration with its partner, the multinational group Lendlease announces the new identity of the Science Knowledge and Innovation Park.

Arexpo and Lendlease will be in charge of the process of reconversion of the area. On 28 November 2017, the Masterplan draft for the Science, Knowledge and Innovation Park has been presented.

Recent News

Latest news about ongoing activities at the Human Technopole and the Science Park.


Personalized Medicine in the treatment of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.


A collaborative dynamic community of highly motivated talented and creative people.


Headquartered in Palazzo Italia, HT capitalizes on the heritage of Expo 2015 and goes beyond.


What‘s New? Have a look at the first steps of the nascent Human Technopole!

“Research intended as an instrument of knowledge and not as object of competition or instrument of power”

Rita Levi Montalcini


Being Collaborative: Knowledge Competence and Technological Sharing towards Innovation

Human Technopole wants to contribute, together with existing realities, to the advancement of knowledge that is beneficial to the whole society. To this end, Human Technopole does not want to replace or simply add to existing initiatives in the field of life sciences. On the contrary, it wants to be a reference hub for research institutes, universities and research hospitals existing in Italy by sharing technologies, methods and data in order to speed up the transfer of knowledge and rapidly guarantee new treatments for patients. During the start-up phase, Human Technopole relies on a collaborations network involving several institutions with complementary expertise that contributed to the production of the scientific project. For such a national long-term enterprise, these partners have been strategically chosen for their excellent skills in complementary fields. As the start-up phase progresses, additional Italian institutions will become involved to contribute to the Human Technopole research plan.