The World Biotech Tour (WBT) is a multi-year initiative visiting science centres all over the world to bring biotechnology to life. By involving students, teachers, science-centre professionals and the general public in hands-on activities and discussions about key issues pertaining to biotechnology, the WBT will demonstrate the relevance, excitement and wonder of biotechnology in a fun and exciting way. This year in Milan the Museum will be an opportunity for the public to investigate various fields of biotechnology: from bioremediation to biotechnology for agriculture, to applications in the medical field and for biocompatible materials.


Programme (as part of Meet Me Tonight):

Free entry

Opening event

From 6:00pm to 6:30pm


Fiorenzo Galli, Director General of the Museum

Walter Staveloz, Director of International Relations of ASTC (Association of Science – Technology Centers)

Chris Barr, Director General of Biogen Foundation

Giuseppe Banfi, CEO of Biogen Italia

Luca del Gobbo, Councillor for University, Research and Open Innovation of the Lombardy Region


Biotech party

From 6:30pm to 7:30pm and from 7:30pm to 8:30pm (two slots) | i.lab Biotechnology | Recommended age: +8

In which direction is biotech research moving? Learn more about the potential of biotechnologies with researchers and young students who have worked together to explore and present biotech issues.


Biotech party DIY

From 6:30pm to 9:30pm, drop in | i.lab Genetics | Recommended age: +8

From 8:30pm to 10:30pm, drop in | i.lab Biotechnology | Recommended age: +8

Experience the world of biotechnology together with young students who offer first-hand experience.


Sectors: Healthcare, agricultural & industrial biotech

Registration: not required

Location: Milano – Museo Nazionale delle Scienza e della Tecnologia “Leonardo da Vinci” – Via San Vittore 21

In collaboration with: Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia “Leonardo da Vinci” e Fondazione Biogen