The BergamoScienza Association was founded in 2005 following the extraordinary success of the first two editions of the BergamoScienza Festival in 2003 and 2004.
A group of long-time friends were the force behind the inaugural festival. All members of SINAPSI, an association dedicated to cultural and social welfare, they decided in 2003 to launch a festival focused on spreading scientific knowledge.
Two years later, the group founded the BergamoScienza Association, a non-profit organization that oversees all aspects of the festival. This important step forward was made possible thanks to the help of the public and private institutions which had promoted the festival’s first two editions: Confindustria Bergamo (industrial association), Bergamo Chamber of Commerce, UBI Banca, University of Bergamo and Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan.
The BergamoScienza Association is recognized by and listed in Bergamo’s prefectural register of legal entities at no. 40.
As outlined in its Statutes and Manifesto, the association has concrete goals: create a new means of spreading scientific knowledge that moulds minds, especially young ones; spark widespread interest in growing through knowledge; ensure that the method of disseminating information is unbiased and accessible and useful for everyone.