Opificio Golinelli

On Monday, February 25 the inauguration, in Bologna, of G-Factor – the new incubator-accelerator aimed at up-and-coming businesses – completes the open ecosystem of Fondazione Golinelli, which integrates activities in the fields of education, professional development, research, technology transfer, venture capital in synergy with business incubation and acceleration, and the fostering of the arts and sciences. The new 5,000 sqm will complete the existing structure of the citadel of knowledge, innovation and culture covering an area of 14,000 sqm overall.

Established thirty years ago by the will of entrepreneur and philanthropist Marino Golinelli, the Foundation found its home in 2015 within Opificio Golinelli, designed by diverserighestudio: the industrial space of 9,000 sqm was regenerated thanks to a pioneering urban renewal project. It now houses laboratories, classrooms, offices, exhibition spaces, workshops, and various other activities.Two years later, in 2017, the Centro Arti e Scienze Golinelli was inaugurated, an exhibition venue designed by Mario Cucinella Architects: a space of ”imagination and experimentation” of about 700 sqm.

Today, with the inauguration of G-Factor – also designed by diverserighestudio – Fondazione Golinelli puts into effect, with millimeter-level precision, another future project of Opus 2065, a multi-year development program which marks the Foundation’s path and was conceived to support younger generations on their journeys of growth.Since 2015, Fondazione Golinelli has welcomed over 300,000 visitors and has provided over half a million hours of training/provides half a million hours of training each year (divided between different types of users: students, teachers, aspiring entrepreneurs …): a reservoir of knowledge that aims to become one of the most important innovation centres in Europe for the international community.

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