Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Social Impact: The Dynamics of Startups in Modern Business

Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Social Impact: The Dynamics of Startups in Modern Business

Explore the realm of “Startup Innovation and the Development of Social Entrepreneurship” in this comprehensive course.

Course Description

topics

  • Equal access and transition to labour market
  • Enterprise, industry, SMEs and entrepreneurship
  • Research and innovation
  • Entrepreneurial learning – entrepreneurship education

dates

24-28/06/2024, 08-12/07/2024

Course Calendar

target audience

  • Young individuals interested in developing a startup business.
  • Educators aiming to motivate groups of young people to engage in modern forms of business.

Explore the realm of “Startup Innovation and the Development of Social Entrepreneurship” in this comprehensive course. Designed to distinguish concepts such as innovation, entrepreneurship, technology, and social entrepreneurship, this program delves into the diverse forms and types of innovation, emphasizing its impact on the emergence of new markets and industries. Participants will grasp the reasons why innovation and entrepreneurship are crucial for business and organizational development, alongside the presentation of contemporary innovation management models. The course also introduces the concept of social entrepreneurship in modern business models.

 

Objectives:

 

  • Understand key concepts about innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Recognize the main types and forms of innovation.
  • Understand the dynamics of innovation in the evolution of industries and markets.
  • Comprehend the concept and applications of “open innovation.”
  • Understand the concept of social entrepreneurship.
  • Develop entrepreneurial skills, focusing on identifying and exploiting business opportunities.

Foundational Understanding: Define and differentiate key concepts related to innovation and entrepreneurship. Identify the fundamental types and forms of innovation within the business context.

Innovation Dynamics: Comprehend the dynamics of innovation and its impact on the evolution of industries and markets.

Open Innovation Concept: Understand the concept and applications of “open innovation” in fostering business development.

Social Entrepreneurship Awareness: Grasp the concept of social entrepreneurship and its role in modern business models.

Entrepreneurial Skill Development: Cultivate skills for recognizing and exploiting business opportunities effectively.

Daily Program

Day 1: Introduction to Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Overview of key concepts: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Technology.
  • Types and forms of innovation in business.
  • Dynamics of innovation in industries and markets.
  • Learning activities: Group discussions on key concepts.
  • Case study analysis of successful innovative businesses.
  • Q&A session to address participant
Day 2: Start-Up and Business Planning
  • Modern approaches to creating new businesses.
  • Identifying, evaluating, and developing a business opportunity.
  • Hands-on workshop: Idea generation and opportunity assessment.
  • Exploiting a business opportunity related to a new technology or innovation.
  • Learning activities: Group projects on startup planning.
  • Individual consultations with instructors for project feedback.
Day 3: Social Entrepreneurship
  • Introduction to the concept of social entrepreneurship.
  • The relationship between social entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • Extending social entrepreneurship to sustainable entrepreneurship.
  • Learning activities: Group discussions on social entrepreneurship.
  • Case study analysis of successful social entrepreneurship initiatives.
  • Q&A session to discuss challenges and opportunities in the field.
Day 4: Application Workshop
  • Designing a quality 6-workshop program and emphasis on the sequence of activities.
  • Cooperative familiarization activity, communication, interaction, and collaboration activities.
  • Evaluation and dissemination activities.
  • Group projects: Collaborative preparation of a startup business plan.
  • Peer feedback and refinement of startup plans.
Day 5: Workshop Presentation and Peer Evaluation
  • Workshop program presentations by each group.
  • Active participation and engagement in the presentations.
  • Peer evaluation criteria distributed for collaborative evaluation session.
  • Collaborative evaluation session: Participants provide constructive feedback.
  • Review of workshop highlights and key takeaways.
  • Awarding of the course certificate of attendance.

 

*subject to small adaptations, upon availability

Startup Hub Visit

Participants will embark on a field trip to local startup hubs, immersing themselves in the vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem. They will engage with founders, observe innovative workspaces, and gain insights into the dynamics of successful startups.

Social Entrepreneurship Project Collaboration

Collaborative projects will be initiated with participants from diverse geographical locations, fostering a global perspective on social entrepreneurship. Through virtual collaboration, participants will collectively develop and implement social entrepreneurship initiatives.

Global Networking Events

Networking events will be organized to connect participants with experienced entrepreneurs, industry professionals, and potential mentors. These events will facilitate informal connections, offering opportunities for participants to expand their entrepreneurial networks.

Online Forums for Continuous Collaboration

Establishing online discussion forums will encourage ongoing collaboration and knowledge sharing among participants. Beyond the course duration, these forums will serve as platforms for participants to discuss challenges, share resources, and seek input from peers.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is continuous with formative and summative methods throughout the training.

Formative

Group Discussions and Reflections
Case Study Analysis
Online Forum Participation
Interactive Quizzes

Summative

Startup Business Plan
Social Entrepreneurship Project Presentation
Pre and Post-Tests
Peer Evaluation

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Teaching Methods

  • Expert-led Lectures

    Engaging lectures led by experts to provide foundational knowledge on innovation, entrepreneurship, and social entrepreneurship.

  • Hands-on Workshops

    Interactive workshops with real-life case studies for participants to actively apply and practice theoretical concepts.

  • Virtual Visits to Startups

    Virtual tours of successful startup environments, offering participants insights into real-world applications of innovation.

  • Guest Speaker Sessions

    Inviting experienced entrepreneurs to share practical insights and diverse perspectives on startup challenges and opportunities.

  • Scenario Analysis

    Collaborative sessions where participants analyze real-world startup scenarios, encouraging critical thinking and strategic planning.

  • Peer Teaching and Feedback

    Activities where participants present course content to peers, fostering knowledge sharing, teamwork, and constructive feedback.

Certification

Upon successful completion of our courses, participants receive recognition in the form of certificates.

Recognizing your active participation, the Certificate of Attendance is awarded upon completing the course. It signifies your commitment to the learning journey and showcases your engagement with the course content.

Certificate of Attendance

by SISERA Greece

Europass Certification goes beyond acknowledgment; it aligns with European standards for transparency and recognition of skills and qualifications. This internationally recognized certification enhances your profile and opens doors to opportunities on a global scale.

Europass Certification

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