Engine designed to
accelerate the innovation
creation process within the MIND ecosystem
Federated Innovation is a model committed to build our future. Our Innovation Model is a new approach to Intellectual Property based on contamination of ideas, best practice and thinking out of the box. During the search and invention phase (from early stage to industrial application), an open approach, in full respect of IP rights, is our mantra. This will truly make IP rights a reward and a driver for innovation, and not an impediment to free competition.
The ecosystem core is formed by the Innovation District initiators: the University of Milano Statale, the Galeazzi Research Hospital and the Human Technopole (the Anchors), who came together with Fondazione Triulza and with Lendlease and Arexpo to create the built environment of the former EXPO2015 area in order for it to foster connections among researchers and innovators and between them and both the industrial world and local communities.
The Strategic Committee includes representatives of the key anchor institutions, as well as of public and private stakeholders whose mission is to improve and develop the whole area into a scientific and technology district of global excellence.
The Innovation Alliance is a selective group of innovative companies that share a common stake in the overall success of the district. The members of the Innovation Alliance are responsible for ensuring that the ecosystem thrives today and in the future, leveraging on the best combination of innovators, experts, intermediaries and projects.
Thematic Area Leaders adopt the role of core innovation drivers and enablers within the Federated Innovation @MIND ecosystem. Their primary mission is to focus and drive vertical innovation within their specific sector and discipline.
A mixed group of innovation initiatives ideated within the Federated Innovation @MIND ecosystem and proposed through a bottom-up or top-down approach by one or more of the Federated Innovation @MIND members and/or one or more District players (“Innovation initiatives Leaders”).
The Ecosystem Support plays a facilitator and catalyst role by supporting the different Innovation Layers of FI in their interactions and in interacting with external players. It acts as a cultural mediator between the diverse set of stakeholders, building innovation plans, executing Initiatives, facilitating communication and supporting the definition of innovation agendas. The Ecosystem Support coordinates debate, decision-making processes and services offering. It consists of several functions: Technical and Legal Secretariat, Catalyst and Ambassadors.Learn more
Companies of different sizes and at different stages of maturity, operating in a variety of sectors and which are interested in being part of the Federated Innovation @MIND ecosystem either to directly engage in Innovation activities or in providing specific support services to accelerate Innovation processes.
The Talent Community layer is made up of a mixed group of people (researchers, managers, entrepreneurs, students, freelancers, consultants and any citizen interested in research and innovation), willing to be part of the Federated Innovation @MIND ecosystem. It is a vibrant community of individuals interested in cultivating their talent and achieving personal and professional development, connecting with the network, participating in events and acting as advocates of an inclusive innovation culture.
In addition to Anchor institutions and the Districts’ developers and investors, Federated Innovation @MIND members will have the opportunity to interact with a broad range of Research, Development and Innovation Partners, including universities, research hospitals, private and public research centres and other Innovation Districts and Science Parks, operating in the key thematic areas which are of interest for the Anchors and the members themselves.
Our Value Proposition
Sharing of resources, technologies and programmes to stimulate and sustain innovation initiatives development
Unique policies, strategies and processes to promote a true “collaborate to compete” model
An horizontal leadership model that creates an entrepreneurial culture and new synergies for growth
FEDERATED INNOVATION Manifesto
Milano Innovation District
The concept of Federated Innovation @MIND was born as a result of the implementation of Federated Innovation as part of the project to create in the context of the project @MIND Milano Innovation District run by Arexpo S.p.A and Lendlease, an innovation macro-ecosystem that will be an integral part of a unique real estate product that actively contributes to the creation of a thriving innovation community called “Special Innovation Zone”.Cross Innovation @MIND
MIND Milano Innovation District Anchors
A hospital for the health of the future.
Lab-Hub for social innovation and sustainable development.
Italy’s new research institute for life sciences.
University of Milan
The science campus of the University of Milan.
Paola Testori Coggi
“Life is a mission, therefore the duty is its supreme law“
~ Giuseppe Mazzini
“No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered.“
~ Winston Churchill
"Unlock the Change!"
“There is no favorable wind for the sailor
who doesn’t know where to go“
"Innovative and sustainable contructions for a enhancing life quality"
“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.“
“Together at Federated Innovation we change the world“
“Never resigned to leave our children a worse world.“
“The right to the city is far more than the individual liberty to access
urban resources: it is a right to change ourselves by changing the city.“
~ D. Harvey
“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change;
the realist adjusts the sails.“
~ William Arthur Ward
“I'm personally responsible for becoming more ethical
than the society I grew up in.“
“When trying to innovate you never lose:
you either win or learn.“
~ Nelson Mandela, free adaptation
“Food is life. energy and nourishment. The great challenge of our era is to succeed in protecting our planet, by feeding humans in a healthy way and by taking care of the ecosystem that is hosting us.“
"Data and analytics for innovation!"