Focus launches “Talks”

An exclusive video library, on the web and on social media, with interviews and talks with the world’s greatest experts on the challenges of our future

Focus, the Gruppo Mondadori brand leader in scientific dissemination, is launchingTalks”, a new web and social media channel which, through direct interviews with scientists, researchers and science communicators, will talk about the innovations and transformations that will change the world in the next thirty years.

In this video library with original contents, available on, Facebook and YouTube, Focus will give a voice to the most authoritative representatives of the scientific and academic community: well-known and respected speakers will share their views and vision on the future of science, technology, environment, medicine, nutrition, lifestyles and sustainability, in a variety of formats that range from presentations and debates to live events.

Challenges, progress and evolution will continue the story that the brand started with Focus Next 30, the series of special initiatives and in-depth talks that Focus launched to celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2022. This journey can build on a strong and constantly increasing digital audience, with over 4.2 million fans on social media that add to the 5 million readers and users.

The Focus “Talks” will be inaugurated with 4 exclusive videos, premiering online:

Nanomedicine for challenging tumours
Marco Ferrari, an academic and entrepreneur, involved in studies on nanotechnologies applied to tumour therapy, will speak of his experience in academia and his research that focuses on the development of nanomedicines.

The motor of water
Giulio Boccaletti, one of the world’s most important experts in environmental safety and natural resources, will speak about water, sharing his experience at The Nature Conservancy, the world’s largest environmental non-governmental organisation, where he directed programmes on this resource in over 70 countries and territories.

The first environmentalist
Paolo Colombo, professor of History of political institutions in the Faculty of Political sciences in the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore [university] in Milan, will talk in detail of Alexander Von Humboldt, a naturalist, explorer and scientist who, two centuries before anyone else, spoke of the dangers and consequences of man recklessly exploiting the natural environment.

Fantasy & Science Fiction
Two people will hold this talk, the fantasy writer Laura Troisi and Luca Perri, an astrophysicist working in the Merate Observatory and the Milan Planetarium, which has been dealing with science dissemination for more than ten years. In their talk, they will speak about how literature, fantasy and science seep into one another and mix.

The “Talks” format will be expanded by talks from scientists, astronauts, athletes, artists and experts from all over the world who took part in Focus Live. Every year, the unmissable Focus festival of science offers an audience of fans a thick programme of meetings, events and experiences, with the participation of well-known international figures. Available for the first time on demand, there will be talks by Telmo Pievani, Stefano Mancuso, Giampiero Accinelli, Barbara Mazzolai, Norma’s Teaching, Alberto Mantovani, Luca Parmitano, Bebe Vio, Oliviero Toscani, Tommaso Ghidini, Vittorio Sgarbi and many more.

This digital library of exclusive videos will be with the Focus community until the event’s next edition, which will be held from 4 to 6 November in the Leonardo da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology in Milan and streamed live.

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