Create inside MIND the first Italian Social Innovation Park.
To boost innovation in non for profit organizations, to create start up, employment and networks, to follow the development of MIND from social and environmental impact point of view.

Officina of Social and Environmental Impact
Human Factory: Research and Civil Society together for Social Innovation
BEEurope: tools for internationalization of Third Sector and Civil Economy
Activities with schools and communities to involve citizens in the development project of MIND
Social Innovation Academy to host training, research, events and collaborative projects about social innovation

The structure:
auditorium, learning spaces,
seminars, exposition,
restaurant and open spaces



Fondazione Triulza is a network of 66 Third Sector organizations. After the experience of Civil Society Pavilion in Expo 2015, Fondazione Triulza decided to remain in Cascina Triulza to be part of MIND (Milano Innovation District) from the point of view of social innovation.

In order to put social and environmental impact in the middle of the site development project, Fondazione Triulza will engage civil society, communities, territories and citizens in the future development of MIND.

Fondazione Triulza with all the partners are creating the “Social Innovation and Sustainable Development Lab-Hub” in Cascina Triulza with the aim to promote:
research and training on social innovation
la crescita e la proiezione internazionale del internationalization of Third Sector and Civil Economy
ethical finance and responsible consumption
co-projecting among no for profit, enterprises, research center and public administration
citizens engagement
territories involvement in the project

“Our duty is to centralize the MIND project on social and environmental impact by involving very different people and organizations and making them work together. The new development model must involve everybody in the challenge of creating a better world from the point of view of justice, rights and environment.”, Said Massimo Minelli President of Fondazione Triulza.

The strategic projects of Fondazione Triulza:

1. Officina dell’impatto sociale e ambientale, a process to put social and environmental impact in the middle of MIND development project. The start was in March the 19th, with 10 different working group. Each group, focused on different topics, is now developing proposal for the project of development of the area.

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2. BEEurope, for Third Sector internationalization. In partnership with Fondazione Cariplo, Fondazione Triulza has created capacity building tools to support growth, innovation and internationalization of Third Sector and Civil Economy organizations: a master on European projects, a website on international financial funds and grants, services to write and manage European projects.

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3.Human Factory: Research and Civil Society for Social Innovation.
Starting in 2016 the project aims to sustain co-operation and co-projecting between no for profit organizations and research center. As part of the project, “Stripes Digitus Lab” was born in May 2018, an international research center on educational robotics and digital technologies created by Stripes Cooperativa Sociale Onlus.

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4.Community engagement. Fondazione Triulza promotes school contests and projects to involve citizens, children and young people in contents and development project of the site.

5.Social Innovation Academy, A new center created by Fondazione Triulza and focused on social innovation. It will host training, research, events and collaborative projects among Third Sector, companies, research centers, finance …

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MIND – Milano Innovation District

A catalyst for social and economic growth
A new neighbourhood of Milan, a real city in the city, an innovation ecosystem


MIND Milano Innovation District
Phone: 02 698267.01
Fax: 02 698267.68


Via Cristina Belgioioso, 171
20157 Milano

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