Born on the premises of Milano World Expo 2015 themed “Feeding the Planet, Energies for Life”, the site represents an overall public-private investment of €4 bln.
It will host over 60,000 people/day by 2032, making it one of the top 200 Italian municipalities in terms of population.
The district site developers, Arexpo and LendLease, in partnership with local institutions and the Italian Government, implemented a strategy to attract businesses and investments aimed at enhancing the scientific and clinical excellence of the 4 district’s anchors - The University of Milano Statale, the Galeazzi Hospital, the Human Technopole Foundation and Fondazione Triulza - in the smart city and life-sciences areas, securing the interest of about 100 companies for the first 2021 office release. The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments) recently signed a $200 mln deal with Lendlease which will support the development of the West Gate Area (to be released in 2025).
Synergies created within the ecosystem evolve around 3 priority strands:
• big data and AI, smart materials and devices,
• genomics, personalized medicine and value based care,
• advanced and additive manufacturing.
All this is turning MIND into a breeding ground for health prevention, improved diagnostics and advanced healthcare, always keeping in mind a citizen-centred paradigm.