Where innovation and research become business

Another important year for OpenZone, the campus dedicated to Healthcare, created by Zambon to empower its vision and experience of research.

The expansion plan is on track and has marked a significant milestone: the new efficient and sustainable power plant: a true control room to regulate the campus’ energy needs in an environmentally-friendly fashion.

New Zoner have found a home at OpenZone: DiaSorin, HTH-Health Technology Holding and the Fondazione Zoé – Zambon Open Education, reaching 29 companies within the campus.

The range of services for companies is enhanced by the FIRST newsletter, which identifies public financing opportunities, and the Clustermarket platform, for sharing scientific equipment and services.

There have been numerous community-oriented initiatives: OpenZone Talk have moved online, involving ever broader audiences and even international guests such as Alec Ross, Board Partner at Amplo and Senior Advisor for Innovation during the Barack Obama administration.

The “Innovation Taking Place” webinars offered a chance for informed discussions with well-respected speakers, including current Italian government minister Enrico Giovannini, on topics that have become even more crucial during the pandemic.

The photo contest entitled “Scatti di vita in OpenZone” (OpenZone Portraits) provided a chance to experience OpenZone through the best images from its past and present.

Finally, interactions continued with the OpenZone network, beginning with the IASP–International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation, CEBR-Council of European BioRegion, InnovUp the association representing the Italian innovation ecosystem, the Lombardy Life Sciences cluster and Assobiotec. And we strengthened our partnership with theUniversity of Milan and the University of Milan-Bicocca.

Conceived to build bridges between different skill sets, languages and worlds, OpenZone is increasingly establishing itself as the ideal setting for transforming research results into business.

  • The campus expansion plan is on track and has marked an important milestone: the new power plant
  • The OpenZone community continues to grow stronger, with new Zoners and numerous online initiatives
  • A variety of partnerships at national and international levels
2020 of OpenZone in a video
Discover all the scribing of OpenZone Talk
Instagram Contest - “Scatti di vita in OpenZone”



sqm devoted to offices



million euros, will double the size of the campus by the end of 2022


Home to





sqm of laboratories (of which 1,600 sqm of GMP - Good Manufacturing Practices laboratories)



sqm of expected size


Host up to



The new Technological Center is underway (Italian only)
OpenZone Tabloid 2020

OpenZone Timeline