MIND’s international network now has several partnerships between Europe, America and Asia.
In September, the Milano Innovation District hosted two important events, as required by the agreements signed with the partners. In addition to the possibility of exchanging knowledge, capital, students and strart-ups, there is also a meeting day organized by Arexpo, MIND’s public partner.
On 7 and 8 September, MIND partners shared their vision and projects with the Chinese giant TusHoldings, the holding company of TusPark, the largest science park network in China. The online event took place over two days, each dedicated to one of MIND’s two verticals (life sciences and smart cities). After the introduction of the Lombardy Region and the Municipality of Milan, important representatives of the Chinese partner intervened: Herbert Chen, Senior Executive Vice President of Tus-Holdings Co. and President of the IASP (International Association of Science Parks); Wang Yuanhua, Deputy Director of the Nanjing Science and Technology Bureau; Tang Hao, Managing Director of the Jiangsu Tuspark Research Institute; Chenyun Qian, Project Manager of the Medicine Valley Development Office.
On 23 September a delegation from Kyoto Research Park (KRP) visited MIND.
Arexpo’s Japanese partner, represented by Shojiro Oka, Managing Director, and Shigekata Mizuno, Adviser for public and international cooperation, was welcomed by the district partners. The KRP will also host a delegation from MIND in October.
This first meeting in presence with the Kyoto Research Park is part of an articulated work with Japan, which will host the next Expo 2025 in Osaka. After the visit of the Minister for Expo 2025, Kenji Wakamiya, a delegation from the city of Osaka will visit the Milano Innovation District on October 5th.