ALL DIGITAL Summit 2019 takes place in the Opificio Golinelli in Bologna.

(How to get to Bologna and the venue – check here)

Opificio Golinelli is an innovation ecosystem that coherently integrates Fondazione Golinelli’s activities in the fields of education, training, research and technology transfer, venture capital in synergy with business incubation and acceleration, and the fostering of the arts and sciences.

Inaugurated in 2015, the industrial space of 9,000 sqm was regenerated thanks to a pioneering urban renewal project. It now houses laboratories, classrooms, offices, exhibition spaces, and workshops, plus a large auditorium.

Opificio Golinelli received the Premio Urbanistica 2015 by the scientific journal of the Istituto Nazionale di Urbanistica for “Infrastructure quality of public spaces”. In 2016 it was selected by 15th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale and exhibited at the Italian Pavillion.

In 2019 its work space has doubled; the new section houses G-Factor, the business incubator and accelerator of Fondazione Golinelli, as well numerous activities focusing on research and technology transfer.

The aim is to become, in the next three years, one of the most important innovation centers in Europe.


Established in Bologna in 1998, by the will of entrepreneur and philanthropist Marino Golinelli, Fondazione Golinelli currently represents the sole Italian example of a fully operational private philanthropic foundation, inspired by Anglo-Saxon models.

It spearheads initiatives dealing with education, professional training, research, innovation, business, and culture. The aim is to offer everyone – young and old – the necessary tools in order to understand the future, by fostering cultural growth, awareness and the ability to responsibly face what lies ahead, both from a professional and a human point of view.