FAST brings together, the most qualified and representative scientific and technical associations in Italy totalling over 50.000 members.
Established in Milan in 1897, FAST is a non-profit, independent organization that represents 27 national scientific and technical associations with about 35,000 members of industry, research, technology and the liberal professions.
FAST, has the objective of spreading scientific culture by offering technical services at national level, promoting public and private initiatives of advanced training and professional education and participating in European innovation projects, offering support for sector studies and for the dissemination of results of projects at European level.
Thanks to the competencies and expertise of the associations belonging to FAST network, the Federation is able to address significant stakeholders at regional and national level and to guarantee a permanent liaison with the most relevant EU industrial and research networks.
FAST built long-standing knowledge and experience in managing project dissemination and communication activities, developing project Dissemination and Communication Plans and divulgating project results to a variety of target audience included general public.
FAST values very much the dissemination of science to young generations; since 1989 FAST is the National Organizer of EUCYS – European Union Contest for Young Scientists every year selecting the best Italian talents to be sent to Competitions around the world.
FAST promoted the birth and is founding member of scientific Associations such as UGIS – Union of Italian Scientific Journalists and H2IT – Italian Association for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell.