Our Supporters


The Venetian District of Research and Innovation (DVRI) is a not for profit organization created at the signing of the Venice Statement on UNESCO's World Science Day in 2011. DVRI aims to promote the role of science in the creation of innovative and sustainable communities. To do so, they create opportunties for collaboration amongst research bodies and cultural organisations to promote excellence in research and they facilitate public engagement in research to promote scientific literacy and creativity.    

DVRI's mission is amplified by Science Gallery Venice and, as such, has supported SGV since its beginning. The current members of DVRI are:


The port of Venice

Strategically located at the top end of the Adriatic sea, at the intersection of the main European transport corridors and of the Motorways of the Sea (MoS), the Port of Venice is in a position to act as the European gateway for trade flows to and from Asia.

Sixteen centuries of joint development

The history of Venice is closely linked to the history of its port, the source of its artistic greatness and wealth.

The Adriatic regains its central role

The Port of Venice's position means it can act as the main entry point to a vast area of Central Europe - including amongst others North-Eastern Italy, Austria and Bayern - in addition to Eastern Europe and some of the European Union's most dynamic markets.

The Port of Venice is also located at the intersection of three main European corridors:

  • Scandinavian – Mediterranean Corridor;
  • Mediterranean Sea Corridor;
  • Adriatic – Baltic Corridor.

The Port of Venice is also the northernmost terminal of the Motorways of the Sea that cross the Eastern Mediterranean and connect Central Europe with North Africa and the Middle East.

The Port of Venice's strengths

The Port of Venice is one of the major European ports for project and general cargo, and one of the main port in the Adriatic for the number of containers handled. In addition, it ranks as the first cruise homeport in the Mediterranean hosting 2 million passengers yearly. A leader in many traffic segments, it is the only port in Italy to benefit from a river port providing freight transport by barge along the Po river.

Fondazione di Venezia


Fondazione di Venezia is a banking origin Foundation created in 1992 as the result of the Cassa di Risparmio di Venezia process of privatization. It is a non-profit organization and, by statute, it pursues aims of public utility and promotion of the economic development of Venice and its territory. At the beginning of its life it was only a philantropic institution, but later on, with its concrete actions, it has become more and more involved in creation and promotion of social and cultural development.

The Foundation has elected the following three major areas of intervention: Education, Instruction and training; Scientific and Technological Research; Art Activities and Cultural Assets.

The most important project realized by the Fondazione di Venezia is M9 District in Mestre, with its innovative museum on the twentieth century happenings, characterized by very advanced technological applications and conceived in such a way to become also a social and economic meeting point.