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Junior Enterprise (part I, II, III and IV)(Resource ID: 66)

The teaching resource outline "Junior Enterprise (part I, II, III and IV)" describes the draft of a teaching resource consisting of 4 parts, that can be used to teach students how to plan and implement a Junior Enterprise (JE) in the field of sustainability and social entrepreneurship. The outline also lists the methods used witin the teaching resources.

This teaching resource outline describes a set of four possible teaching resources, which are designed to be completed one after another. The outline "Junior Enterprise" is based (and slightly modified) on the successful seminar "Sustainable Entrepreneurship" offered at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna. "Junior Enterprise (part I, II, III and IV)" offers lecturers a basic description (without going into further details) for a set of four teaching resources that could be used for the planning and implementation of Junior Enterprises (JE), namely local non-profit organization entirely managed by students active in the field of sustainability and social entrepreneurship. The whole set of four resources aims both to offer practical knowhow about sustainability, leadership, business planning, and to develop a financing and business plan in order to finally implement the prototype JE. Former students who successfully implemented an own JE, accompany the (fictive or real) development process of a new JE. Practical input on marketing, business development and hands on development of successful JE are part of the learning outcome of this teaching resource.

Examples of successfully launched JE in Vienna/Austria are:

  • CO2 Compensation consulting company
  • Solar PV company (50 kWp plant at the roof of the University)
  • Junior Enterprise Hub to support the development of JE in terms of a logistic and knowledge service provider
  • Development of a Green Bank account for students

The method outline describes the basic idea for the set of following 4 resources:

"Junior Enterprise I - The JE business idea", offers the students a method to learn how to find and structure a sustainable business idea. The students learn on basis of real business life case studies, how to implement the CANVAS method as a framework for the development of a business model. The Canvas Model (please refer to the teaching method "Sustainable Canvas Model - structuring of sustainable business ideas and projects") was created for the development of business models. First the students develop nine fields of their business idea: value-proposition, customers, customer relationships, communication- and marketing channels, key partners, key activities, resources, cost structure and source of income. In addition the students develop two fields regarding sustainability: eco social costs and eco social benefits. The teaching resource aims at anticipatory and system thinking.

"Junior Enterprise II - The JE network" is based on the resource I and offers the students a way how to build up a network for their sustainable business idea. Students are encouraged to visit at least one appropriate stakeholder who is willing to support the development of the new JE business idea with their knowledge (interview). As a second goal, the students must visit an institution that foster start-up enterprises (excursion).

"Junior Enterprise III - The JE business plan" is based on the resources I and II and enables the students to develop a business plan for the sustainable JE on basis of a case study. Within an internet research the students have to find informations on governmental financial support options. Stakeholders from the regional economy, who already have launched an "ecological enterprise", present the concept of their business plan and lead a discussion about real problems and challenges from their real business life experience.

"Junior Enterprise IV - The JE implementation" is based on the resources I, II and III and continues with the implementation of the new JE. The students learn how to successfully launch the JE. Alternatively, the launch of the JE can also be done virtual only (simulation).

The method set used within "Junior Enterprise (part I, II, III and IV)":

  • Brainstorming
  • Reflexion
  • Sustainable Canvas Model
  • Interview
  • Excursion
  • Case study
  • Internet research
  • Discussion
  • Simulation

 

Lloji i metodës së mësimdhënies
  • Metodë krijuese
Përpjekjet për përgatitjen
Të larta
Përshkrimi i përpjekjeve të përgatitjes
Preparation effort for the lecturer: - depending on the lecturer Required time for the work with the students: - Junior Enterprise I: 3 days á 6 hours + homework 2 hours - Junior Enterprise II 4 days á 6 hours + homework 2 hours - Junior Enterprise III 3 days á 6 hours + homework 2 hours - Junior Enterprise IV 4 days á 6 hours Suggestion: - Junior Enterprise I + II: 1st Semester - Junior Enterprise III + IV: 2nd Semester
Necessary documents / materials

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Integrimi i palëve të interesuara
- Stakeholders from the regional economy, who successfully launched an "ecological enterprise", invite the students/JE-group into their headquarter and present the success and challenge of their enterprise. The students/JE-group present their idea and receive support advices.
- Institutions who foster start-up enterprises inform students about the challenges of the development of a JE.
- Stakeholders from the regional economy, who successfully launched an "ecological enterprise", are invited to the University in order to present their business plan and discuss real problems and challenges.

Suggested stakeholders:
• Former students who successfully launched a JE
• Stakehoders from the regional economy
• Start-Up institutions
Temat e qëndrueshmërisë
Economical, social and environmental pillar of sustainability
Situatat e duhura për këtë metodë
Lecturers wo work in the field of economy and business and teach how to plan and implement a business idea, may want to motivate students to implement a Junior Enterprise (JE) in the field of sustainability and social entrepreneurship.
Pikat e forta të metodës
- Strong transdisciplinary approach
- Students learn to develop a sustainable business idea on the basis of existing enterprises active in the field of sustainability and social entrepreneurship
- Stakeholders benefit network building
- Students learn to be courageous to “live sustainability”
- Students think about their own opportunities and responsibility in the context of global change
- Students get the chance to realize their business idea

Understanding the development and implementation process of a Junior Enterprise (JE) in the field of sustainability and social entrepreneurship, from the first idea to implementation.

Junior Enterprise I: Understanding of the Canvas Model for the structuring and development process of business ideas in the field of sustainability and social entrepreneurship

Junior Enterprise II: Understanding of networks in the field of sustainability and social entrepreneurship

Junior Enterprise III: Understanding of the main structure of a business plan of a JE in the field of sustainability and social entrepreneurship

Junior Enterprise IV: Understanding of the implementation process of a JE in the field of sustainability and social entrepreneurship
Pikat e dobëta të metodës
- Stakeholder must agree to discuss their own busines plan and real "business life" problems with students. Therefore it might be easier to involve former students who already successfully launched a JE.
Assessment / evaluation
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Financuar nga
This teaching resource, realised within the project ConSus, has been funded with the support of the TEMPUS of the European Union. The contents reflect the views of the authors, and the European Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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Richard Kromp
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This teaching resource is allocated to following University:
BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna
Institution:
Center for Global Change and Sustainability
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