Speakers from research, society and industry (University, ANBI, Assobiotec, a Vaccine Company and a Green Biotech Company) presented examples of applied research, and introduced the educational and professional challenges in biotechnology to 200 high school and university students. Università dell’Insubria – Dipartimento di Biotecnologie e Scienze della Vita; Centro di Ricerca Interuniversitario “The Protein factory” (Politecnico di Milano, Università degli studi dell’Insubria); Consorzio Italbiotec