OPENING TIME
From 10:00 to 21:00
LOCATION

EXPO MILANO 2015

Padiglione Italia | Cardo Nord

PROMOTED BY
REALIZED BY

Exhibition

“LOMBARDIES” refers to a plural image in which the constitutive values and resources of this great sub-alpine region, firmly implanted in the heart of Europe and open to the Mediterranean, have combined with each other to give life to different and constantly evolving social, economic and productive forms.

Each region has its own strong points. The dimensions of their variety, multiplicity and proximity within a territory filled with history, knowledge and practices are representative, here, of as many distinctive traits of the region’s identity, determining its incomparable uniqueness.
Its different elements of territorial, productive, demographic and entrepreneurial nature, constantly mixing with each other, make Lombardy a region with great potential for growth and development, a region that is able to provide solutions, models and forms of innovation that may be used by an international community.

In its more canonical representations it is described as the first region in Italy due to the many records it holds at the national level and as a region integrated within continental Europe; it has always been among the most dynamic and highly industrialised regions in the continent.

The promoting subject is the Union of the twelve Chambers of Commerce in Lombardy (Unioncamere Lombardia). The space has been organised to provide a representative synthesis of the values of a plurality of communities and of their different physical, social and productive environments, going well beyond boundaries and administrative forms as they are given today, which in any case are currently undergoing a phase of rapid mutation.

In the representation offered here the overall view prevails. Wherever single contributions, activities or projects emerge, these are nothing more than contributions to the construction of an overall image. Expo 2015 represents a unique opportunity. The show is not only a moment for presentation, but also for regeneration and reflection looking at the future and in dialogue with the world.

Exhibition Path

Exhibition Path

The exhibition proposes different visions of Lombardy along an itinerary that begins from its view on the Cardo and on the world and leading to a series of projections examining what is going on today in its territories and among its subjects, looking especially towards the future.

In the lobby a series of data highlights the region’s contributions to the theme of agricultural food production 1.. The “bird’s eye” view conveys an image of a sub-alpine region made up of three prevalent geographic belts: the mountains, the middle ground of large urban settlements and manufacturing, the plain land. Corresponding to each of these, different yet tightly linked economic systems dialogue with similar territories elsewhere in the world.

Finally the exhibition enters “inside” the territories sketched through a few images and symbolic objects which appear and disappear, as in a game to inite viewers to explore, discover and find cross-references 2. 3. 4.. The final part of the itinerary places the region “in the world”, comparing it to the other Italian regions and mainly with the most important European regions 5. 7. 8.. The exhibition concludes with a view on the new resources that are developing, the “breeding ground” for innovation 6. 9..

Districts’
Excellences

EXPO
Over Districts

Ecosystem
of Innovation

And meanwhile the “nursery” grows to foster future resources. Knowledge and expertise are renewed. The system as a whole is regenerated. “start up, public and private research centres, incubators, services centres, places for elaborating and sharing new knowledges and practices.
The map shows the location of the “nursery’s subject.

A Representation of the Ecosystem

The “nursery’s subjects

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Innovative Startups

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Start-ups registered in the appositete section of the Chamber of Commerce’s Business Register.

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Research Centers

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Bodies performing scientific research in the main sectors of knowledge development.

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Incubators & Accelerators

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Public and private incubators and accelerators providing a wide variety of support services to start-ups.

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Coworking Spaces

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Shared work spaces wherein several start-ups share resources while cooperating.

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Crowdfunding Platforms

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Online platforms enabling the collection of financial resources from a large pool of individuals.

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Fablab Workshops

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Workshops for digital production offering shared tools and processes.

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Science Parks

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Public and private organisations for the promotion of growth of highly technological enterprises.

The map shows the location
of the “nursery’s subject.

Innovative start-upS
by sectors

80,3%

SERVICES

12,7%

INDUSTRY AND CRAFT

5,7%

COMMERCE

1,3%

OTHER

765 Public and private
research centres divided by type

164

UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENTS, INSTITUTE AND CENTRES

46

PUBLIC RESEARCH INSTITUTES

39

UNIVERSITY CONSORTIUMS

5

UNIVERSITY CONSORTIUMS

29

UNIVERSITY FOUNDATIONS

12

HEALTH CARE FACILITIES

470

PUBLIC RESEARCH INSTITUTES

First five activities
in the services sector

293
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Start Up

SOFTWARE PRODUCTION, CONSULTING ON COMPUTING AND RELATED ACTIVITIES

126
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Start Up

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

93
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Start Up

ACTIVITIES RELATED TO INFORMATION AND OTHER SERVICES

40
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Start Up

OTHER PROFESSIONAL SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES

38
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Start Up

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND CONSULTANCIES

The innovators’ network:
Subjects and projects

There are countless stories and experiences born in this area. We have started to gather them. Here we present twelve brief stories concerning as many subjects and their projects, evidence of that variegated processes of generation innovation and fertilisation of the social and productive fabric occurring in the region.

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Coelux

An innovative artificial “window” for rooms lacking natural light sources.

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Zehus

Realizzazione di un componente per biciclette a favore della pedalata assistita.

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FLOWMETRIC EUROPE

Sistemi di diagnostica sul campo in ambito biomedico e agroalimentare.

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NAM

NAM

Prototipazione di un isolante termico ecologico prodotto dagli scarti del riso.

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Geoskylab

Servizi di consulenza e addestramento per sistemi a pilotaggio remoto.

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Dronedesign

Nuovi droni per l’osservazione e la raccolta di dati e processi in campo agricolo.

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Fabbrica della Bioenergia

From agriculture, new sources of re- newable energies at the service of Cremona’s territorial calling.

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Sifood

A network of expertise and innova- tion for the reduction of waste in the food production cycle of the Varese district.

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Bioman

A project for using biomasses, trans- formed into raw material for the production of bio-products in Mantova.

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Marine Research Laboratory

A lab for research applied to nautical science within the Lecco Innovation Hub project.

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Progetto Filiera Bosco-Legno

Protection, safeguarding and valori- sation of the forestry heritage in the Province of Sondrio.

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Brianza Design District

Adding value to knowhow in Brianza, by connecting the places, initiatives and production sites relating to furniture in wood.

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A Region Projected towards the Future

Lombardy is one of the most vital and attractive regions in Europe. Today global competition is increasingly between large metropolitan aggregates, expanding into vast regional areas in a mix of manufacturing and tertiary industry, universities and research centres, culture and services: territories projected into the world.

A dynamic and productive region

The combination of a vast variety of specialised skills represents Lombardy’s distinctive trait at the European and World levels. The region boasts a significantly high quota of manufacturing plants and a strong presence in High Tech and Medium-High Tech industries.

The supremacy of manufacturing in lombardy

MANUFACTURING
INDUSTRY

NUMBERS EMPLOYED IN THE TECHNOLOGICAL
AND KNOWLEDGE INTENSIVE SECTORS

ITS VOCATIONS AND SECTORS
IN WHICH IT LEADS

The value of territorial cohesion in lombardy’s socio-productive model

FROM INDUSTRIAL DISTRICTS TO TECHNOLOGICAL CLUSTERS

The mix of manufacturing expertise in Lombardia

  1. General machinery
  2. Textile, agricultural and other special machinery
  3. Organic chemical products and primary plastic materials
  4. Iron and copper objects, nuts and bolts
  5. Clothing
  6. Copper, aluminium and precious metals
  7. Plastic objects
  8. Textiles
  9. Drugs
  10. Pipes and ducts
  11. Lighting, electronic components and other products
  12. Iron, cast iron and steel
  13. Agricultural and editorial products, toys and other
  14. Generators and apparatus for the distribution of energy
  15. Soaps and detergents
  16. Parts and accessories for motorcars
  17. Furniture
  18. Chemical products for industrial use, fibres and pesticides
  19. Metalworking utensils
  20. Motorcars
  21. Aerospace equipment
  22. Meters and measuring apparatus
  23. Locks, hinges and moulds
  24. Bags and leather goods
  1. Flours, rice and others
  2. Knitwear, yarns and other products
  3. Computers and peripheral units
  4. Cables, switches and connectors
  5. Metal structures, radiators, tanks and other products
  6. Bars, tapes and drawn metals
  7. Motorcycles, bicycles, trains and other vehicles
  8. Home appliances
  9. Basic pharmaceutical products
  10. Footwear
  11. Rubber products
  12. Milk and dairy products
  13. Chocolate, packaged food and other products
  14. Appliances for communication
  15. Drinks
  16. Medical apparatus
  17. Paper and cardboard
  18. Abrasive, fire-resistant and other products
  19. Jewellery
  20. Packaging and other paper products
  21. Meat-based products
  22. Waste
  23. Petroleum
  24. Other products in wood
  25. Glass
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Events

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Expo Over Districts

From May to October a series of events linked to Expo 2015 will be organised throughout Lombardy’s twelve Provinces. Performances, activities and meetings for the discovery of the territory’s vocations, culture, tradition and innovations will be open to all citizens.

Chambers’ Days

From September 25th to October 15th, the exhibition-staging “Lombardies” will give voice to the twelve Provinces that animate Lombardy’s territory. Within the show’s space, each Province will have a chance to tell its own story through its points of excellence.

Discover the calendar of daily events.

Press Kit

Lombardies is here



For further information:

info @ lombardiesexpo.it

Download here the exhibition’s press kit. You will find: :
- Press Kit
- Exhibition map
- Technologies and languages
- Infographics
- Images



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CREDITS

Promoters

Unioncamere Lombardia

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Exhibition produced by

POLI.design, Consorzio del Politecnico di Milano

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Curator

Giuliano Simonelli

Scientific Consultants

Giuliano Simonelli, Marina Parente

Coordination

Paola Galdi / POLI.design

Scientific and Organisation Office

Roberta Maiorano, Marta Beltrame

Research Group (Alphabetical Order)

Marta Beltrame, Fabio Besti, Roberta Campione, Giulio Ceppi, Paola Galdi, Vito Ingoglia, Giovanni Magni, Roberta Maiorano, Stefano Mandato, Marina Parente, Giuliano Simonelli, Sara Tagliabue

Outfitting Project

Ghigos Ideas – Con la collaborazione di: Francesca Vicari, Francesca Raimondi e Paolo Pasteris.

Visual Identity and Graphic Design

Stefano Mandato

Infographics

Paolo Ciuccarelli, Gabriele Colombo

Web Design

Tommaso Elli

Audio-Visual Production

(h) Films

Production

Mobilitaly

Translation

Elisabetta Gnecchi Ruscone

© 2015 – Lombardies