Top technical university business school in Italy with world class incubator and E&I programs


MIP (Master in Politecnico) is a business school provided by the leading European technical university Politecnico di Milano. With a huge campus and over 40,000 technical students and plenty of industrial collaborations it is a central hub in Northern Italy. In connection with the technical world comes the business school with specialized master and MBA/EMBA programs, of which some highly focused on innovation and entrepreneurship, and with partnerships with top technical universities world wide.

FFA has been contracted to teach specific modules of different MBA and EMBA programs on the topics of innovation, entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial finance. The classes included 50+ participants from all over the world, with average of 15 years of work experience holding senior manager or VPs positions in leading multi bn dollar corporations and institutions from Italy and mainly Europe (e.g. Pirelli, Italcementi, Unicredit, Techint, to name a few).

Client: MIP
Sector: University & Higher education
Product: Contract lecturing

Project summary

Service: Contract lecturing  
– Lectures on Innovation, Tech entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial finance since 2014

“The innovation and entrepreneurship workshop provided by Frank was one of the most actionable and practical workshops that I had in 3 years"

Maria Bologna | Trade & Export finance | Techint


We provided highly specialized contract lectures of variable duration between 2 and 5 days per lecture block about the following topics:
a) Innovation (especially Open Innovation, with a deeper focus on Corporate Venturing and the role of the startups in the innovation ecosystems)
b) Tech Entrepreneurship (all things related to tech venturing, product and market validation, business models, growth)
c) Entrepreneurial Finance (all things related venture funding cycles, financial planning, venture capital, and alternative forms of funding, like equity crowdfunding and ICO – initial coin offering – based on blockchain technologies)

Particular focus is put on providing real business cases based on real companies and transactions worldwide, which have been developed by our firm. The broad and international experience helps us provide different point of views and problem-solution approaches and opens the horizons of the participants.


We have been providing these lecture blocks for over 4 years in different formats, topics, languages and locations, but always with one common element: highest performance, added value and satisfaction of the participants.

In these years we never received ratings and feedback under 90% in value, ranking us a top performing external contract lecturers. Some of the testimonials posted here in this page are proof of it and we really believe that teaching and educating the leaders of our economy will benefit the economy as a whole and provide the right tools and mindsets in these organizations to drive change and innovation.