Talent Garden, the fastest growing coworking network in Europe focusing on digital technology and creative entrepreneurship, today announces the opening of a new campus in Milan – Calabiana. The space is one of the biggest of its kind in Europe. The new innovation center benefits from Talent Garden’s already existing network: Since first opening its doors in 2011, it comprises of 12 campusses and counts more than 700 members. The new campus will now be linked closely to the other branches to support regional and international cooperation.
Innovation and collaboration under one roof
To unite the entire entrepreneurial ecosystem under one roof – that is Talent Garden’s ambitious goal. The new campus was developed in close cooperation with the architects of Carlo Ratti Associati. Located within a former industrial building, the space is a brand new model for creative entrepreneurship. It is a place of innovation and collaboration, offering the entire infrastructure for creative work and idea manufacturing on 8.500 m². Developed according to guidelines of collaborative design and equipped with the latest technology, the campus aims to foster entrepreneurial interaction and growth.
From freelancers to corporations
The campus will host 400 professionals, comprised of freelancers, startups, agencies and large corporations. As corporate coworking demand is now increasing, some of the major players like IBM and Cisco will also establish labs with integrated technologies to be closer to the innovation community. Digital Magics, Italy’s largest publicly traded venture incubator, will join the space as well and take lead on campus startup investments. Preparations are still ongoing, but already more than 200 membership applications have been received – and individuals or companies can apply for a space of their own.
Accelerator for ideas with latest technology
Workspaces with smart tools for idea manufacturing and integrated digital technologies turn Talent Garden’s new campus into an accelerator for ideas. Kinect Media Walls, robo administrators and an internal digital platform for communication between members – all are designed for an exceptional experience and to facilitate effective collaboration. The program is rounded off by Tag Cafe, an aperitif area, a rooftop terrace with outdoor activities, a swimming pool, a mini cinema and several event spaces with a total capacity of 1,000 persons.
Productivity through Corporate Labs and Innovation School
Another feature of the Talent Garden Milan – Calabiana campus are corporate labs, arranged in partnership with companies such as Cisco and IBM. With their integrated digital technologies their aim is the fusion between innovative startups and large multinationals in order to foster the growth of the local ecosystem. The offer of the new branch is completed by the TAG Innovation School which is focussed on reshaping traditional education and teaching emerging skills.
The innovative workspace at the heart of Milan was developed in close collaboration with
Carlo Ratti Associati. To facilitate the meeting of talent, technology and creativity, the historical building – a former printing house – was completely reshaped. Carlo Ratti, CEO of Carlo Ratti Associati says: “Technology allows us to put the needs of the human ahead of the machine, and this is revolutionizing both the design of workplaces and their social dynamics. Rather than working from home, self-employed professionals favour common areas to share services and ideas. They demand work environments where they are comfortable. This was our vision while designing the interiors of the new Talent Garden branch in Milan. Calabiana is not only about shared offices: it is a laboratory of ideas, a place to establish new partnerships and become part of an international professional network.“
Davide Dattoli, CEO and Cofounder of Talent Garden, adds: ‘’Looking at the high rates of youth unemployment in the entire Europe, it is important for us to support entrepreneurs and help them discover the future methods of working. Now it is the right time to start innovating the workplace culture. This is what we are currently putting all our energy into. Talent Garden Milan – Calabiana campus will duplicate the number of members in the entire Talent Garden network and bridge Italian ecosystem with the rest of Europe.“Talent Garden, the fastest growing coworking network in Europe focusing on digital technology and creative entrepreneurship, today announces the opening of a new campus in Milan – Calabiana. The space is one of the biggest of its kind in Europe. The new innovation center benefits from Talent Garden’s already existing network: Since first opening its doors in 2011, it comprises of 12 campusses and counts more than 700 members. The new campus will now be linked closely to the other branches to support regional and international cooperation.