The Fondazione Marino Golinelli (FMG) was created in 1988 and announced during the celebrations for the 900th anniversary of the founding of the University of Bologna. Recognized by Decree of the Presidency of the Republic on 2 October 1989, it is now a national reference point in the field of promotion of scientific culture. Since its creation The Foundation operates with the school system and the public sector through innovative, original initiatives and projects, to make a contribution to the birth of the future knowledge society.
Besides supporting research, producing original informal educational projects and promoting encounters and debates, starting in 2000 FMG has developed educational training projects capable of stimulating discussion, improving the relationship between science and citizens, encouraging a correct relationship between citizens and schools, universities and research, the world of business and work, so that research and innovation can play an increasingly important role in the future of our country.
This is the perspective behind the Life Learning Center®, created in 2000 through cooperation between Fondazione Marino Golinelli and the University of Bologna. Today, the LLC is the operative division of FMG for research, training and education on the Life Sciences.