Scientific awareness

Engineering Festival

The first engineering festival organised by Politecnico di Milano in which professors and researchers take turns talking about their lives in the university laboratories and the many goals achieved. Three days of informative events, workshops, events for children, film forums, shows, evening performances and much more, offering the chance to have a full-immersion but at the same time fun, educational and above all stimulating experience of the engineering world for young and old.

Made in Polimi

Made in Polimi is an ever-evolving exhibition space, located at the entrance to the Rector’s office, which tells the story of the Politecnico’s past, present and future through the many adventures led by the university’s engineers, architects and designers over the years. Here you will find stories of inventions and patents, objects and products, buildings and infrastructures; but above all, stories of women and men, of discoveries stemming from long and patient research.


Manovarchitettura is an event organised each year (in May) at Politecnico di Milano’s Polo Territoriale di Mantova, as part of the UNESCO Chair in "Architectural Preservation and Planning in World Heritage Cities" featuring a series of exhibitions, lessons, seminars and conferences in the monumental buildings of Mantua. 

Meet me tonight

Annual appointment as part of European Researchers Night to spread the scientific culture and the knowledge of research professions among people of all ages through events and initiatives: stands with experiments, scientific demonstrations, interactive workshops, talks, meetings with researchers and role plays, guided tours, theatre shows and concerts. With the participation and contribution of universities, public and research bodies. 

Milano Arch Week

A week of events, meetings, performances, dialogues, readings and public discussions dedicated to architecture and urban transformations, where the big names of international architecture participate. In June, Milan Municipality, Politecnico and Triennale will team up to open the city’s spaces, studios, editorial offices and buildings as part of a widespread event that further highlights Milan as an architectural landmark. 


Polimiopenlabs, through guided tours of the research laboratories of Politecnico di Milano and scientific awareness activities, sets itself the goal of bringing visitors of all ages closer to scientific culture, offering the chance to have an experience that is fun, educational and above all stimulating. 


Activities held by professors from Politecnico di Milano in the university classrooms, particularly aimed at kids and teenagers. Lessons, experiments, performance games all specially conceived and developed for a public between the ages of 6 and 15 to spread scientific culture even among children.

Poli-tech stories

Aiming to reinforce synergies with international institutions, and strengthen the university’s presence on a global scale, the Politecnico has developed a programme of initiatives in partnership with Italian Cultural Institutes Worldwide. The meetings are held by university professors who recount stories about the culture of the Politecnico: science, technology and creativity, about goals achieved by its great masters, about visions of the future.


Series of events and conferences organised under the Technology Entertainment Design (TED) standards, an event format developed by an American non-profit association. TEDxPolitecnicodiMilanoU combines live presentations and videos from the TED library to foster relationships and discussions among participants. 

Visioni politecniche

The Visioni Politecniche offers scientific awareness events held by university professors and researchers to illustrate the progress underway with an eye on the future in technologies. The subjects tackled are of major relevance and linked to the culture of the Politecnico.