European Researchers’ Night to have a new location for talks at the Ottagono in Milan’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

We are right in the midst of preparation for MEETmeTONIGHT, the European Researchers’ Night, returning this year in Milan on 27th and 28th September in the Indro Montanelli Public Gardens, and from 23th to 28th September in our new location at the Ottagono of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

A singular opportunity to interact with research, where visitors can speak and mingle with its key players, find out what happens in the lab and enjoy a first-hand experience of research’s impact on our daily lives.

A free event and open to all, set in Milan, Naples and many other great and small cities throughout the regions of Lombardy and Campania. We are going to focus also on schools, for which a number of dedicated educational activities will be provided.

Promoting the initiative, alongside the Politecnico di Milano, are its partners: the Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, the Università degli Studi di Milano, the City of Milan and the Università Federico II di Napoli

The MEETmeTONIGHT, with a particular focus on the participation of schools, for which a number of dedicated educational activities will be provided.

The organising parties of the event include field-leading public and private research institutions: universities, research centres, hospitals, foundations, museums and cultural institutions.

A great addition to this year’s fair is the location we will be provided in Milan’s Ottagono in the city’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II from 23th to 28th September. We are currently putting together a full programme of talks to be given by leading figures from the world of culture and science, which will take place at the centre of this Milan’s signature hall.

On 27th and 28th September, our stands will be set up in the Indro Montanelli Public Gardens to provide visitors with experiments, live scientific demonstrations and interactive workshops run by researchers. Visitors, regardless of their age or background, will be offered a hands-on experience and take centre stage, touching, experimenting and playing. All this without understating the complexity and importance of research, while also sharing its findings in a light and fun way, through direct involvement.

All initiatives orbit around five fundamental themes: Science and Technology, Culture and Society, the Environment, Health and Cultural Heritage, and five topics: the Space Age, Our Food, Sustainable Water, Personalised Medicine and the Genius of Leonardo.


During the evening of Friday and Saturday, entertainment activities, theatre shows and concerts will close the daily programmes.

The European Researchers’ Night is an annual initiative promoted by the European Commission within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions, which culminates with an event night dedicated to science communication carried out simultaneously across all European countries on the last Friday in the month of September. The aim is to encourage interaction and dialogue between researchers and the general public and demonstrate the value of research culture.

The event is organised with the contribution of the Cariplo Foundation and the Romeo and Enrica Invernizzi Foundation, in partnership with the Lombardy Region. The event’s Main Partner is Università Bocconi.

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