FONDAZIONE GOLINELLI

History

Inside Fondazione Golinelli

National Geographic, the most authoritative media brand in the world, presents Fondazione Golinelli.

The video describes, in the words of founder Marino Golinelli and together with those who work with us every day, the vision of the Foundation and its main project areas: education, training, research, enterprise, culture and much more.

Building Our Foundation
(1988-2004)

1988

The Marino Golinelli Foundation is formed.

1999

The Foundation funds the Operational Unit of Angiology "Marino Golinelli" at the Polyclinic Sant'Orsola-Malpighi in Bologna to support scientific research and raise awareness about the importance of improved information on diseases and their prevention and treatment.

2000

The Life Learning Center is launched. It is the first permanent life sciences training and teaching center in Italy. The innovative center, inspired by the Dolan DNA Learning Center in Cold Spring Harbor (USA) created by Nobel Prize winner J. Watson, is a collaboration between the Marino Golinelli Foundation, the University of Bologna and the Bologna Board of Education.

2000

Following the international conference "Sciences of Life and New Humanism", the Marino Golinelli Foundation acts as a virtual observatory, bringing together internationally renowned scientists and scholars who are called to discuss topics such as the applications of biotechnology in humans, the prospects for gene therapy in medicine, the relationship between cloning and therapy, ethics in the age of technology and the achievement of common legislation on biotechnology.

2002

The website TicaEbio.it is launched, aimed at primary and secondary school educators and students between the ages of 4 and 13, offering educational and playful online activities to facilitate the discovery and understanding of the world of biology. Considered as “an optimal model of scientific dissemination that can envisage new scenarios for the education and training of young scientists”, TicaEbio.it won the 2003 Cenacle Award for Publishing.

2004

The three-year pilot project "Bio E-learning" is launched, offering a remote training program focusing on Life Sciences for Italian teachers implemented through an agreement with MIUR, Ministry of Education, University and Research.

LA SCIENZA PER TUTTI
(2005-2010)

2005

Viene lanciata la prima edizione de “La Scienza in Piazza”, chiamata successivamente “Arte e Scienza in Piazza”. Il progetto, nato per avvicinare alla scienza, all’arte e alla cultura i bambini, gli studenti, gli insegnanti e i cittadini di ogni età ed estrazione culturale, trasforma gli spazi cittadini in laboratori, exhibit, mostre e spazi per incontri e dibattiti su temi scientifici.

2005

Con il progetto “Come un Parlamento” la Fondazione oltre agli studenti delle scuole secondarie superiori, l’opportunità di incontrarsi e simulare situazioni di governance su tematiche di frontiera che coinvolgono la nostra vita quotidiana.

2007

Viene ideata la mostra-laboratorio di arte e scienza “Emozionarti di Scienza” e progettato il format scientifico “Un Pozzo di Scienza”, prima iniziativa commissionata da un ente terzo, su tematiche di grande attualità relative alla sostenibilità ambientale.

2010

La Fondazione Marino Golinelli e il Comune di Bologna inaugurano “START – Laboratorio di Culture Creative”, dedicato alla conoscenza, alla creatività e alla diffusione della cultura scientifica e artistica con particolare attenzione verso bambini e ragazzi dai 2 ai 13 anni e le loro famiglie. Nel 2012 lo spazio, ubicato negli ambienti del sottopasso di Via Ugo Bassi - Rizzoli di Bologna, è stato selezionato tra i migliori 10 Children Center a livello europeo.

ART, SCIENCE AND TRAINING
(2010-2014)

2010

The Foundation organizes the exhibition Antroposfera. Nuove forme della vita (Anthroposphere. New forms of life) that explores the relationship between us and other living beings.

2011

The Foundation organizes the exhibition Happy Tech. Macchine dal volto umano (Happy Tech. Machines with a human face) that explores the relationship between human beings and machines to help us understand what we want by asking new technologies.

2012

The Foundation organizes the exhibition Da ZERO a CENTO, le nuove età della vita (From ZERO to ONE HUNDRED, the new ages of life) aimed at understanding how and why our body and mind are different from those of previous generations and how it’s possible to best develop their potential.

2013

The national teacher training program is launched in collaboration with the project "Lynx for New Teaching Methods: A National Network". In partnership with the Academy of the Lynx, the Marino Golinelli Foundation has the aim of promoting a new way of teaching focusing on multidisciplinarity, laboratory experimentation, new technologies and cultural insights on the links between research, science, innovation, technology and society.

2013

The EUREKA Trust is established, creating the Giardino delle imprese, an informal school of entrepreneurial culture that nurtures young people's individual talents and aptness to challenge themselves and implement their ideas. As part of the project, successful entrepreneurs and scholars guide students with training, project work, events and practical activities aimed at concrete experimentation and the start-up of an original business idea.

2013

The “Start Up your Life” call is launched, dedicated to students who participated in the Life Sciences Summer School. The experimental project combines learning about science, research and sharing scientific knowledge through the design and creation of innovative publishing products based on the use of new digital technologies for educational purposes, supporting innovation processes in teaching and promoting the dissemination of best practices beginning from teacher and student initiative.

2013

The Foundation organizes Benzine. Le energie della tua mente (Fuels. The energies of your mind), an exhibition combining contemporary art and science to understand what fuels the mind, how to use them, and to discover why they are so much important today than yesterday.Benzine.

2014

The Marino Golinelli Foundation organizes the exhibition GOLA, arte e scienza del gusto (GOLA, the art and science of taste), created in partnership with the Triennale di Milano, that proposes to reflect on the relationship between nutrition and pleasure with the aim of clarifying why taste is a key ingredient in our lives and why it attaches so strongly to our emotional sphere.

OPIFICIO GOLINELLI:
WHERE KNOWLEDGE, INNOVATION AND CULTURE MEET
(2015-2019)

2015

Thanks to a major urban redevelopment project, Opificio Golinelli, a citadel of knowledge and culture and the operational base of the activities, was inaugurated in Bologna. The Foundation also changed its name and was renamed Fondazione Golinelli.

2015

The Foundation organizes the exhibition GRADI DI LIBERTÀ (DEGREES OF LIBERTY), conceived in collaboration with the MAMbo – Museum of Modern Art of Bologna, starting from the question “Where and how does our possibility of being free or not begin?”.

2017

The Golinelli Arts and Science Center opens. It is a center for research, imagination and experimentation, hosting the art and science exhibition IMPREVEDIBILE, essere pronti per il futuro senza sapere come sarà (UNFORESEEABLE, being ready for the future without knowing what it will be like).

2018

G-Factor, the incubator-accelerator for start-ups of Fondazione Golinelli, is established and the first “Life Science Innovation 2018” call is launched.

2019

G-Factor opens its headquarters, which is also home to BI-REX, the first Industry 4.0 Competence Center. At the Golinelli Arts and Sciences Center, the new exhibition of arts and science “U.MANO” will open on November 20, 2019, on display until April 9, 2020.