vIA CRISTINA BELGIOIOSO, 171 – 20157 Milano

Macro sector

Local & Public Authority

Micro sector

Asset Management company

Arexpo, a publicly controlled company, is tasked with engaging with extensive areas in need of regeneration to encourage their transformation into vibrant places through successful private-sector partnerships. The role of the company is to provide support in facilitating, mediating and implementing a fruitful connection among institutions and private partners thanks to transversal professional skills and specialized technical services. Arexpo is a gateway to Italy because each project carried out by AREXPO implies the direct commitment of the national and local governments. Arexpo relies on a network of relationships with national and international partners of excellence in the fields of finance, urban development, higher education, research, and innovation. Majority shareholders are public institutions: Ministry of Economy and Finance, Lombardy Region, Municipality of Milan, Metropolitan Milan, Municipality of Rho.
Innovation is the compass of AREXPO’s activities: the combination of research, high education and, private capital is the effective recipe for high quality urban projects. Arexpo works toward integrated, innovative development, through effective, virtuous planning, meeting all deadlines. It proposes long-term public-private partnership models tailored to the needs of local governments and commercial partners. Thanks to its professional support and pragmatic approach, Arexpo offers solutions and opportunities to respond to the real challenges experienced by organizations and institutions

Telephone: +39 02 69826701            Mail: DIREZIONE@AREXPO.IT

“MIND Milano Innovation District”



Holding company




Arexpo’s pilot project is MIND Milano Innovation District: a district taking form on the former Expo 2015 site, owned by the company, and covering 1 million square metre MIND is a new concept site that will serve as the city’s future district and gateway to Europe: an international case study and the country’s first big public-private collaboration (Lendlease is the private development partner) MIND is a forward-looking project, aimed at developing a real ecosystem of innovation through an infrastructural platform enabling scientific, economic, and social innovation. Key concept: knowledge crossover MIND is developing two main areas of innovation and research: Life science (health, genomics, biotechnologies ) and Smart cities (carbon neutrality, greentech, mobility, energy).

Square footage

sqm 1,048,000 (private + public)

Square footage private development

sqm 480,000