Title Innovative Trainer
Project Number UK/12/LLP-LdV/TOI-506
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Country UK-United Kingdom
Marketing Text "Learn, Inspire, Empower" The Innovative Trainer Programme used state of the art platforms to enable the professional trainer and mentor to deliver non-technological innovation to the SME shop floor.
Summary Innovative Trainer (IT) increased the capacity of Business Trainers and Mentors (BTMs) to support SMEs throughout Europe by developing a “Train the Trainer” blended learning training resource on non technological innovation. By updating their skills, BTMs will be better placed to provide guidance on how to innovate to small businesses, better adapting their services to changing business beneficiary groups & sectors and ultimately improving the innovation performance and growth of the enterprises they serve.
Progress on work packages went very much to schedule.
In the view of the Management team the Partnership worked extremely well with high levels of collaboration, delivering high quality materials on schedule. Partners routinely offered to do extra work in the interests of keeping the project on schedule.
This view was vindicated by the external evaluation reports.
The Partnership finessed the blended materials in advance of the Pilot Testing phase. Partners disseminated the project at every available opportunity, special efforts were made to target those groups or representatives which face particular difficulties in accessing training and/or the labour market.
The transnational launch of the project took place in Lleida, Spain in June 2014.
The Partnership is justly proud of its endeavors over the course of this project, informed by the project Exploitation and Dissemination Plans it will continue to promote the project well past the end of EU funding.
Utilization and distribution of results
Open and distance learning
Access for disadvantaged
Administrative and Support Service Activities
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
Information and Communication
open and distance learning
material for open learning
Baseline Audit - Complete and available in the downloads section.
This report 'set the scene' as well as the parameters for following work packages by identifying what was available, gaps in provision and most importantly BTM and Government representatives understanding of the innovation process.
Dissemination Database - Complete and available in the downloads section.
This database is a record of all the recipients of those people/organisations that project-related e-mailings including eZines were been sent to. Available in the downloads section.
Blended Learning Course - available in the downloads section.
This element is the core offering of this project, Work Packages 3 and 4 contribute to the course. The course was pilot tested using a panel comprised of of 90 BTMs and people who are having difficulty in accessing the labour market from across the 6 partner jurisdictions, the final product is available via the project website and the product downloads section of this website.
Pilot Test Report - complete and available in the downloads section of this website.
The pilot test was an opportunity to validate the pedagogical outputs from this project using a panel of volunteers. The testing process took place during Q2 and Q3 of 2014.
The project's Transnational Launch took place on June 25th 2014 during the plenary session of the European Business Network's annual conference in Lleida, Spain. A brief report on the launch is available in the downloads section of this website.
Promo Brochures - a PDF version of the brochure is available in the downloads section of this website.
4 eZines - 4 completed and disseminated, available in the downloads section
1 Popup Banner - complete, facsimile available in the downloads section
External Evaluation Report - external evaluation reports completed and available in the downloads section
Facebook Page - complete - screendump available in the downloads section
LinkedIn Page - complete - screendump available in the downloads section
Dissemination Plan - complete and available in downloads section
The dissemination plan was effectively a handbook detailing the steps required to disseminate project which will help to ensure continuing awareness within the Enterprise Support sector about the project. It will also help to engage Business Trainers and Mentors in the project and help build ownership of the project by BTMS.
Exploitation Plan - complete and available in downloads section
The project Exploitation Plan helped to ensure the maximum effectiveness of all project activities and the projects’ ability to achieve its intended outcomes in the long term.
Final Project Report - completed and submitted to the UK NA