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Intrapreneurship – Employee-driven Innovation

via openSAP


Employees have exclusive insights into business processes and often produce great business ideas which could be adopted and put into action by a company. Do you see business opportunities at your workplace, but you’re not sure how to realize them? Or maybe you want to share ideas with leaders in your organization, but you’re unsure about the right approach? Then this course is for you! The course will provide you with tips and introduce tools to help bring the entrepreneurial spirit to your organization, workplace, or your team, and boost your business by identifying and exploiting new opportunities.

Intrapreneurship requires the engagement and dedication of open-minded entrepreneurial employees and teams, as well as the provision of a space to innovate. Well-known examples include the Sony PlayStation or Google´s Gmail, but there are many more. The course explains the intrapreneurship concept, outlines the opportunities it provides for companies and employees, and introduces different practical tools. It will bring learners from different companies, countries, and cultures together to discuss changes and challenges, and work on intrapreneurial ideas. Participants are invited to bring in their own ideas and develop a pitch strategy for a business opportunity.

This MOOC was a finalist for the Teaching Innovation and Entrepreneurship Excellence Award of the European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

This course is hosted by openSAP. The content was created under the umbrella of the BizMOOC project. SAP accepts no responsibility for the content delivered in this course.



Overview of the whole MOOC and what you can expect.

Week 1: Intrapreneurship and Its Potential
Basic information and insight into the concept of intrapreneurship. You’ll learn about the concept, the benefits for employees and companies, and there is a short self-test. You’ll also meet other learners and discuss inspiring examples of intrapreneurship.

Week 2: Idea Identification and Assessment
The second week supports you in identifying ideas within a company and making an initial assessment of their applicability. You’ll have the chance to present your own ideas and provide feedback on other inputs.

Week 3: Challenges and Forming Coalitions
This week focuses on identifying key stakeholders of an intrapreneurial project, creating coalitions, and finding sponsors for your idea. You’ll learn about the challenges and risks of intrapreneurship, and you’ll select one idea you want to develop further.

Week 4: Approaches and Tools for Intrapreneurs
Week 4 brings in the perspective of the company and suggests different approaches to how employers can promote intrapreneurship. You’ll select and use tools from our intrapreneurial toolbox to further your idea and receive insights on how to pitch an intrapreneurship project within a company.

Week 5: Final Exam



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