The Human Technopole project has been written by the Italian Institute of Technology in collaboration with research centers, hospitals and universities in the territory with individual competences in specific fields.The project has been evaluated and approved by an independent and international committee driven by the italian government.

The Human Technopole project consists of a groundbreaking infrastructure of 30.000 sqm cross-disciplinary laboratories, comprising 7 research centers and 4 facilities. The infrastructure will involve about 1500 people, of which 15% of administrative staff and 100 research groups.

Research centers will have their primary infrastructure at the Human Technopole, but may also have collaborations outside, according to specific inter-institutional agreements. Each Center may comprise one or more laboratories and will pursue several well-defined research lines. Three main scientific facility will support the activity of the research centers; a fourth facility (F4) will group laboratories and services of common interest.

The full description of the project is provided.



Main Contributors to The Human Technopole project

Several institutions with excellent skills and complementary expertise have contributed to the writing of the scientific project.


  • The Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Genova

  • University of Milan

  • University of Milan – Bicocca

  • Politecnico of Milan

  • Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan

  • Istituto Nazionale Genetica Molecolare, Milan

  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)

  • Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS)

  • A network of research hospitals including:

    • Istituto Europeo di Oncologia (IEO)

    • Istituto Nazionale Tumori

    • Istituto Clinico Humanitas

    • Istituto Neurologico C. Besta

    • Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico

    • Ospedale Universitario San Gerardo-Milano Bicocca

    • Ospedale San Raffaele

  • The national supercomputing facility CINECA (Consorzio Interuniversitario per il Calcolo Automatico dell’Italia Nord Orientale)

  • Istituto di Interscambio Scientifico (ISI Foundatione), Torino

  • Consiglio Ricerca in Agricoltura e Analisi Economica Agraria (CREA)

  • Fondazione Edmund Mach (FEM), Trento

  • Parco Tecnologico Padano (PTP), Lodi