About Business Exploration:

At Business Exploration we solve one of the most difficult steps of innovating: the commercialization.

  • We help academic research realize its full potential and become attractive to industry and downstream investors.
  • We buy technology from research organizations to sell it to the leaders of the Aerospace, Energy, Oil & Gas and Automation industries.
  • We acquire licenses of intellectual property rights when we spot a market where they can be of value.
  • We enter university spin-off and high-tech startups equity to profit from the commercialization of their new products and services.
  • We are expert at managing innovation adoption, with 25 years of practice in industrial R&D, Projects Portfolio Management, Continuous Innovation implementation, New Product Introduction programs management, New businesses creation.
  • We have managed to sell groundbreaking inventions, give roots to emerging technologies, monetize new products and services.

Our proprietary methodology for innovation commercialization:
The Roadmap to Market supports our technology transfer projects to the marketplace from A to Z.

Serving a network of 2700 professional contacts and 47 countries, we are constantly in search for the best high-tech ideas.

To sell yours, just give us a call or drop an email.


Who we are:

Flavio Tosi is an expert in business innovation and transformation management.
His ideas and methodologies on "innovation go to market" are used by a growing network of international practitioners to innovate products, processes and commercial strategies in industrial sectors like Aerospace, Power Generation, Oil & Gas and Automation.
Flavio is part of the accelerator InnoVits, backed by Politecnico di Milano and collaborates with Pisa University Department of Computer Science in their PhD course on entrepreneurship.
A former General Electric Manager, where he was responsible for the go to market strategy and the New Product Introduction business cases targeting the Oil & Gas industry, Flavio holds a MSc in Aer. Eng. from Politecnico di Milano and an MBA from SDA Bocconi University, is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and seasoned Project Manager.

Our approach:

Things we don't:

  • Work for “corporations”
  • Tell you what you want to hear
  • Tell you what to do
  • Offer Best Practices
  • Help avoid Risks
  • Bring plug & play solutions
  • Use salaried Consultants
  • Work on large projects

Things we do, instead:

  • Work for a person: the innovator
  • Tell you what you need to hear
  • Offer un-biased points of view
  • Make you Think Different
  • Help take Risks
  • Show you a path
  • Are entrepreneurs, like you.
  • Work by improvement sprints

Our Partners and Friends

Our Partners:

Our affiliations:

  • Italian Chartered Engineers - enrolled since 1994 at #3581 of Florence Register
  • InnoVits - we make innovation for passion.
  • KATALIZE - the young entrepreuners association of Castelfiorentino
  • ANIMP - Italian Association of the Industrial Plants industry
  • EUROAVIA ALUMNI - European Association of Aeronautical and Astronautical students Former Members
  • SKYWARDS - Rocketry students associations of Politecnico di Milano
  • Alumni Polimi - Alumni of Politecnico di Milano
  • Bocconi Alummi - Alumni of Bocconi University, Milano

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