Where science and people meet

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Who we are

In the summer of 2008, Dr. Mauro Ferrari and his wife Paola, invited a close group of nanoscientist friends to Gagliato. These friends were world leaders in nanotechnology, and spontaneously engaged in four days of intense, format-free scientific discussions, interspersed with trips to the beach, local folklore, debates with the local townsfolk, and family-style banquets. The innovative thinking and collaborations born from this gathering inspired the group to continue meeting annually, inviting new experts to join in the venture each year at the end of july.

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Our objectives

To offer a unique venue for in-depth discussions among global experts on novel solutions to unmet medical challenges

To encourage collaborations, partnership and exchanges among scientists, business leaders, young researchers, innovators in all fields, and creative minds

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Gagliato is a small town in the southernmost region of the Italian peninsula. It is nestled on a hillside, a ten minute drive from the sea, and a world away from the pace and lifestyle of the technology sector.

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What we do

We engage brilliant minds and inspire young ones



Rooted in the community, Builders of innovation.

  • Agenda 2018

    Agenda 2018

    NanoGagliato 2018 - Agenda della Conferenza

    Sunday, July 22:


    Moderator: John COOKE;

    Introductory Speakers: Steven CONLAN; Joy WOLFRAM

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  • Speaker 2018

    Speaker 2018

    NanoGagliato Speakers 2018

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  • Accomodation


    ACCOMMODATIONS There are no hotels in Gagliato, except for the beautiful and recently opened Bed&Breakfast L’Alba, with a limited number of rooms (which we take over entirely with our NanoGagliato guests!). We provide accommodation for our guests in private homes in Gagliato. They are modest but wonderfully kept. Some of them have air conditioning. Each apartment or house has a kitchen and one or two baths, and bedrooms to accommodate the parties. All meals will be provided at the Conference and during the excursion.  A donation of 100€ per person is suggested to offset the costs of accommodations, meals, and the excursion. If joining for the optional two-day excursion, an additional of 80€ per person is encouraged to cover for transportation, meals, and one night hotel stay.

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  • Excursion 2016

    Excursion 2016

    LE CASTELLA, CERCHIARA, FRASCINETO, ROSSANO AND CIRO’ 26-27 JULY 2016 DAY 1: GAGLIATO – LE CASTELLA – CERCHIARA Departure at 08.00 from Gagliato for Le Castelle. At 09:30, leave for a minicruise on board of “La perla dello Ionio / Ionian sea pearl”. We pass by and salute the beach “Le Castella” with a brief illustration of the Aragonese Castle’s history and Marine Reserve. We will then continue our route and have our first pause at Capo Rizzuto lighthouse where we can also swim (we will have equipment for those who would like to snorkel). On our way back we will have our second pause to swim at the Soverato beach, accessible only by sea.

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  • Getting to Gagliato

    Getting to Gagliato

    BY AIR Gagliato is only a 45 minute-drive from the local airport of Lamezia Terme (airport code: SUF) which is connected to Rome and Milan with several daily direct flights. Travel expenses to SUF are the responsibility of participants. Please contact us with your flight information as soon as you have finalized your travel plans. We have one free shuttle service from the airport to Gagliato and return if you select your flights within the time window that we recommended in our invitation. For guests coming at different times, we can arrange for individual taxi pick up and drop offs at a charge of 75 euros each way.

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Want to explore the frontiers of science and medical research,
and empower a community while doing so?


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Wondering how you can serve our mission, and join one extraordinary team of dedicated people?

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