The new “City of Innovation”

Designed from a public-private partnership between Arexpo, Lendlease, and national institutions including Galeazzi Hospital, Milan’s University, Human Technopole Research Institute, and Fondazione Triulza, MIND – Milan Innovation District is going to be the new “City of Innovation” at Arexpo’s site – Expo 2015’s former site – and will represent a point of reference for academia, research and training institutes, enterprises, startups, incubators, and accelerators.

The project

Since the launch of the project in 2018, Bio4Dreams has seen MIND as the ideal place for its strategic positioning and it has deeply believed in the initiative from the very beginning, ultimately being recognized as one of the project’s pioneers.

Moreover, in November 2020, Lendlease – the international company managing this project – assigned to Bio4Dreams the design of MIND’s shared research labs as well as their management for the next twenty years.

of spaces and laboratories
management concession
Bio4Dreams’ total investments
The project is going to be managed alongside the startup Labs2Life applying the SharedLabsTM model. The project consists in the development of sixteen shared research labs (spanning from chemistry and biochemistry to molecular biology, from biomaterials and biosensors to cell biology) across the available 1,500 m2 with a three-year investment plan worth €3.5M.
Startup Labs2Life

An international gateway for startups

Thanks to a close collaboration with other key players involved in the MIND project, including IRCSS Galeazzi Institute, Comune di Milano, Confindustria Dispositivi Medici, and Lendlease itself, Bio4Dreams is contributing to make MIND the ideal environment where business ideas can find competences and infrastructures necessary in order to grow and develop.

The goal is to build an international gateway within the hub for the launch of startups at international level.

With this mission, MIND aspires to become one of the most important international innovation hubs in the field of Life Sciences, healthcare, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, agrifood, nutrition, data science, and big data.