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A person within a large corporation who takes direct responsibility for turning an idea into a profitable finished product through assertive risk taking and innovation.

[Blend of intra- and entrepreneur.]

in′tra·pre·neur′i·al adj.


(Commerce) a person who while remaining within a larger organization uses entrepreneurial skills to develop a new product or line of business as a subsidiary of the organization
[C20: from intra- + (entre)preneur]


(ˌɪn trə prəˈnɜr, -ˈnʊər, -ˈnyʊər)

an employee of a corporation allowed to exercise some independent entrepreneurial initiative.
[1975–80; intra- + (entre)preneur]
in`tra•pre•neur′i•al, adj.
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Airbus launched its first global aerospace business accelerator in Toulouse in March 2015 as part of its innovation strategy to bring together start-ups and Airbus intrapreneurs (internal entrepreneurs) to work and speed up the transformation of their innovative ideas into valuable businesses.
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Intrapreneurs, he explains, need to be identified right away in companies so the organization can help develop their talents.
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He said that many intrapreneurs succeeded because they didn't know the rules.
Internal entrepreneurs or intrapreneurs have reduced exposure to financial risk as they rarely invest their own financial resources.
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This initiative will be put into action as part of its knowledge sharing efforts aimed at entrepreneurs in SMEs and intrapreneurs working within the corporations.
Intrapreneurs work from within an institution, providing their expertise to that institution rather than to an external party.