Who we are and what we do

Our FDI Unit is here to welcome and assist your business in Milano

Milano&Partners is the official promotional agency of the city of Milano. We support international companies and start-ups willing to open new businesses or branches in Milano. 


Our FDI Unit is a multi-skilled team of around ten professionals and your ONE-STOP SHOP to get assistance and support throughout the investment process in Milano, so that you can find the best way to set up your business in the city.

We support the soft landing of foreign direct investment with a broad, free-of-charge services aimed at bringing business, creating new jobs, and boosting Milano’s innovation ecosystem. 2022 was a booming year for FDI in Milano. We met with 500 companies, for a total of around €40M invested.

What we do: free of charge services

Leveraging on an ample network of collaborating organizations, we provide you with the best support in moving your first steps in Milano. Some of the activities we can provide directly or through our partnerships include:


KNOWLEDGE  We provide a first assessment of the opportunities, market analyses and useful information and data on the sector/market of interest and help evaluate the investment project, to support you in finding the best opportunity.


CONNECT THE DOTS  We act as a business integrator , facilitating the connections with the local ecosystem and helping you finding the best institutional stakeholders to support your business (business development services excluded).


SPEED UP THE BUSINESS  We connect you with public administration and local authorities to support you in obtaining the necessary permits when dealing with local and national laws and regulations.


FINANCE THE INVESTMENT  We support you in accessing regional and national incentives and facilitate contact with the local financial community and institutional investors, mapping local VC funds, incubators and accelerator programs.


BUSINESS SET UP  We introduce you to our network of trusted local professionals (lawyers, tax consultants, notaries, etc...) with specific expertise in your industry and a significant track record in assisting international companies to establish your local branch. We guide you throughout the whole settlement project.


BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT  We connect you with private Life Sciences consultants and the Fintech District to access Business Development, Marketing & Communication services in Italy to support you in increasing brand awareness on the market (fees may be applied by private partners).


LOCATION SCOUTING  We support you in finding the right location for your business, from coworking spaces to scientific parks and industrial plants and connect you with real estate local partners.


TECHNICAL INDUSTRIAL ASSISTANCE  We can introduce you to engineers and architecture firms to professionally manage the renovation of your site, permits and authorizations.


TALENT RECRUITMENT & HR SERVICES  We help identify the best universities with outstanding fresh graduates for your sector and activate curricular or extra -curricular internships. We introduce you to HR agencies and headhunters to find your next country launcher or CFO.


RELOCATION  We support the relocation of your employees and their families by guiding you through the immigration procedures and facilitating the dialogue with local immigration authorities . Furthermore, our relocation partner can take care of your employees’ settlement in the city.

Contact us

Whether you need further information or have specific requests, please do not hesitate contacting us at invest@yesmilano.it and we'll help you right away!

FDI Unit

Thank you for considering Milano, our team is here to support you.