What is Work Based Learning?
Work-based Learning - a focus on Innovation
Work-based Learning - a focus on Intrapreneurship
Pioneering Pedagogies for Work-Based Learning to Promote Age Friendly Innovation
Case Studies – Innovation, Intrapreneurship and Work Based Learning in Practice
- An Tain Arts Centre Ireland – Silver Screen Initiative
- Malone Dance Academy, Ireland – Silver Swans Ballet
- NetwellCASALA, Ireland
- Ignite IT, Lisburn, Northern Ireland www.ignite.it
- Ethel Care, Lisburn, Nothern Ireland www.ethelcare.co.uk
- University of Jaén, Spain www.ujaen.es
- FAECTA, Spain www.faecta.coop
- LiCalab, Belgium www.licalab.be/en
- Project Memo, Poland
- poMOST, Poland
- Leitrim Physiotherapy, Ireland
- Project ACORN, Ireland
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Benefits of Intrapreneurship for Age Friendly Economy SMEs
Intrapreneurs help a company “win the innovation game”, fostering research and development and working on the next big product or service that traditional R&D might overlook. A key benefit of intrapreneurship is that an SME saves money on traditional research and development. With the savvy and insight of employees eager to innovate, the SME is able to innovate and bring their innovation to market effectively and quickly, expanding their market share and financial performance.
A company with an” intrapreneurial” approach is in a strong position because intrapreneurs are not only talented, but their work and dedication also bring the best in colleagues. In other words, they make other people talented because of their commitment to a project, product or service.
An SME with an intrapreneurial mindset attracts like-minded professionals to an internal innovation culture where unbridled creativity is fostered and recognized. Employee morale goes up when personnel know there is a corporate culture in which entrepreneurship is valued and rewarded. In addition, staff members are keen to complete their usual workload quickly, so they can spend more time on where their passion really lies – thus boosting productivity.
This phenomenon typically occurs in technology companies, but can also be seen in other sectors.
Intrapreneurs working in silver economy SMEs benefit the entire society with their innovative products and services.