A few words about Human Technopole

Set up by the Italian government in 2018, Human Technopole become operational in January 2019 with the arrival of its first Director Iain Mattaj. In October 2019, the first scientific leadership joined the institute and the initial core of administrative staff.

In May 2020, Human Technopole was given the task of creating a Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer (CITT) with the aim of helping to promote a wider exploitation of the results of research and technological innovation in the Italian life sciences sector.

In December 2020, an agreement (Convenzione) was signed between Human Technopole and its founding ministries (Economy and Finance, University and Research, and Health) governing the identification of National Facilities (NF) with a high technological impact to be set up at HT and made accessible to the national scientific community to conduct high quality research in their respective fields.

In 2021, the first experimental research laboratories opened. After careful refurbishment works, the campus currently covers a surface of 20,000 square metres and includes three existing buildings (Palazzo Italia, North Pavilion and South Pavilion) and the newly built Incubator Labs. An entirely new building – the South Building – will be completed by 2028.

Starting from 2024, Human Technopole will be opening the first National Facilities available to the national scientific community.

Our Mission

Human Technopole’s mission is to improve human life and technology, and will be implemented through the achievement of four main objectives:

1) to foster fundamental cutting-edge research on human biology and human health;

2) to provide shared infrastructures to the national scientific community;

3) to offer advanced scientific training to scientists;

4) to enable the exploitation of research and technological innovation results via technology transfer.


The Strategic Plan 2024-2028 provides an updated and refined outline of the strategic vision of Human Technopole, which incorporates the changes introduced to the HT founding law and following the Convenzione between HT and its founding Ministries.

The mission of Human Technopole is to improve human life and technology by investing in health and prevention research and developing a multi-disciplinary approach in the areas of medicine, genomics, nutrition, data and decision science. In addition, HT is committed to disseminating its scientific and technological knowledge through comprehensive training programmes. It also aims to catalyse the translation of research findings into innovative products and applications through technology transfer.

Through a synergistic combination of innovative research and shared infrastructure, HT aims to:

  • Promote an institutional culture grounded in scientific excellence and integrity, along with core values such as transparency, inclusiveness, openness, and collaboration among HT staff and in collaboration with the broader research community,
  • Exert influence and contribute to health policymaking, leveraging the wealth of knowledge generated through cutting-edge research to inform and shape public health agendas, and
  • Advocate for the importance of basic research among citizens, empowering them to actively engage in public discussion of science.


Human Technopole Logo
Human Technopole Logo

Our logo is a visual representation of our identity and our history, evoking the architecture of Palazzo Italia, our institutional headquarters and iconic building, formerly Italy’s pavilion at the 2015 Milan Universal EXPO. The open lines recall an idea of interactionopenness and sharing of knowledge; the colours blue and green symbolise life, nature, sustainability, and science.

Our values drive our activities which are aimed at promoting and advancing Italian and European biomedical research.


All activities at HT are carried out in line with international best practices and in respect of ethical values, deontological obligations, and professional standards.

We recruit the best scientific talents through open international calls and meritocratic selection procedures. Our recruitment panels include independent external experts – internationally renowned scientists who voluntarily support us, helping us identify the most suitable candidates on the basis of merit and scientific excellence. If you are a passionate individual who likes to seize great challenges, consider applying for one of our scientific or administrative vacancies.



HT values diversity and preserves it by supporting equity between all genders, ethnicities, and cultures. By promoting equality and integrating diversity, HT favours inclusion, to enable everyone to feel accepted and valued, while condemning any form of discrimination or harassment.

Read our Gender Equality Plan

Visione aerea campus HT
Visione aerea campus HT


We believe that highly diverse teams yield the best and most innovative results.

All activities in HT are pursued in an open and collaborative way, by involving academics, clinicians, industry, and other relevant stakeholders to promote life science research and innovation broadly. HT’s working environment is based on collaboration, interdisciplinarity and strong teamwork.

Furthermore, HT engages in outward-facing scientific activities aimed at benefiting the national and international research community, such as offering services through shared facilities, opportunities for training and career development and outreach initiatives.


Promoting the importance of basic research and knowledge-based innovation as a pre- requisite for application is at the heart of all our scientific dissemination activities. These activities contribute to raising HT’s profile and sensitise society regarding the importance of basic science in making fundamental discoveries for human health and for advancing society in general.