Scientific citizenship and STEAM

Scientific citizenship is a key concept for Leonardo. It means sharing a heritage made up of skills, innovation and technology that can be utilised to serve the communities in which we operate.

It means setting ourselves side by side with the new generations to look into the future together and witness how important the STEM disciplines (Science, Technologies, Engineering and Mathematics) are to us at Leonardo. Indeed, they are at the core of our activity and our business, just like our people (70% of our employees hold degrees in these disciplines).

It means being committed to contributing to the objectives of the UN 2030 Agenda, especially to the 4th SDG in order to provide education that is of quality, fair and inclusive and apprenticeship opportunities for everyone, and to the 9th SDG in order to support technological skills in business by encouraging innovation and attracting people and resources for Research & Development.

Scientific citizenship also, and most importantly, means placing our technological passion at the centre, sharing it and adding to it through ongoing dialogue with the community, institutions, research centres and universities.

We have chosen to add the A for ARTS to the STEM acronym because we believe that in order to respond to today's challenges, it is necessary to adopt a STEAM approach where innovation, knowledge, creativity and imagination are thoroughly combined through a merging process to jointly build the skills of the future.

Mathematics is child's play

Touch mathematics first-hand and experience what it is like to be inside a virtual wind tunnel. This is just one of the infinite number of possibilities offered by i.lab Matematica, which was founded in 2017 through the partnership between Leonardo and the Museum of Science and Technology of Milan.

Mathematics is child's play

STEAM News & Stories

STEAM News & Stories

11.06.2019
Innovathon, the student hackathon, has concluded. Find out who won!

Team “Palo” took 1st place in the Innovathon competition launched by Leonardo and PoliHub. From June 8th to the 9th, in Milan, over 40 university students and recent gradutes from across Italy competed with the aim of designing and creating a working prototype of an automated driving system.

29.04.2019
Leonardo in Florence: when art meets technology to build an innovative future

Scientific citizenship for Leonardo is also about letting the next generation learn more about our know-how in a fun and exciting way. From April 12th to 14, as a partner of “Florence for Children” Leonardo presented an installation called - “Engineer Leonardo 500 - the imagination of flight” and held workshops led by our STEAM ambassadors. Five hundred children and youngsters took part in the workshops and over a thousand people visited the installation. 

19.04.2019
Leonardo between invention and STEAM

Enthusiasm, passion, curiosity and enjoyment - all in the name of invention: Leonardo took part in the National Geographic Festival of Sciences for the second year as an Educational Partner promoting STEM disciplines - as well as adding A for Arts, to mark the interplay between creativity and innovation.

29.04.2019
Leonardo in Florence: when art meets technology to build an innovative future

Scientific citizenship for Leonardo is also about letting the next generation learn more about our know-how in a fun and exciting way. From April 12th to 14, as a partner of “Florence for Children” Leonardo presented an installation called - “Engineer Leonardo 500 - the imagination of flight” and held workshops led by our STEAM ambassadors. Five hundred children and youngsters took part in the workshops and over a thousand people visited the installation. 

19.04.2019
Leonardo between invention and STEAM

Enthusiasm, passion, curiosity and enjoyment - all in the name of invention: Leonardo took part in the National Geographic Festival of Sciences for the second year as an Educational Partner promoting STEM disciplines - as well as adding A for Arts, to mark the interplay between creativity and innovation.