22 December 2017 – Human Technopole, the new interdisciplinary research infrastructure focused on life sciences, received today the first spaces of Palazzo Italia from Arexpo, owner of the area where Expo Milan 2015 was set.
Stefano Paleari, president of Human Technopole Coordination Committee said: “The delivering of Palazzo Italia spaces is a great result, a point of no return. Our Committee started to work last year, by the end of November, and we had 24 months for the start-up. When the Government will approve the Statute, the Foundation will be officially operative".
"This crucial result was possible thanks to the great teamwork of the Italian Institute of Technology Committee and Project Structure. Moreover, the cohesion showed by the Institutions was essential: Municipality of Milan, Lombardy region, Government, Universities, Ministries and Research Authorities. Thanks to this effort Human Technopole campus will be fully operative by 2024 and 1.500 people will be employed”.
According to Giuseppe Bonomi, chief executive officer of Arexpo: “The delivering of the first spaces inside Palazzo Italia is another important step of the project we are following for the realization of the park of Science, Knowledge and Innovation that is rising where Expo was set. Arexpo managed to work on time delivering the places by Christmas as planned. Also the timing for 2018 will be fully respected”.
When fully operational, Human Technopole will include, in addition to Palazzo Italia, two existing buildings, Unità di Servizio 6 and Cardo Nord Ovest, and one new one, where 7 centres of research and 4 supporting scientific structures (facilities) will be set.
Human Technopole will develop personalized approaches, both in the medical and the nutritional field, aimed to fight cancer and neuro-degenerative diseases by integrating large scale genomics with the analysis of complex data systems and the development of new diagnostics techniques.
The centre will achieve its goals by an interdisciplinary approach based on the creation and the sharing of knowledge in order to promote innovation in healthcare.
The multidisciplinary approach will deal with different topics: from genomics to traslational and basic research, from big data analysis to the introduction of new analytical methods, from nutrition to the search of new sustainable technologies in agriculture, from the development of medical devices and innovative diagnostic tests to the processing of socio-economic data for providing new analytical solutions for the public policies decision makers.
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