Implementing an Innovation Management System
Innovation management capabilities assessment, strategy development, and top management commitment are key for implementing an innovation management system.
Professionalizing innovation management
Managing innovation activities in a company or other organization is an emerging profession. A body of knowledge, personal certification, and international standards are supporting this development.
Innovation Management Principles
Eight principles form the foundation for managing innovation activities in organizations. They are embedded in the innovation management system developed by ISO.
What is innovation?
A shared understanding of what innovation means is key for building an effective innovation management system. ISO is providing a broad definition with a focus on novelty and value.
France is coordinating the international committee on innovation management
An international community of experts has been working since 2013 to develop guiding frameworks for innovation management. A focus on collaboration and consensus will make the publications unique.
The key elements of an Innovation Management System
The elements, or success factors, to innovate effectively are structured in seven key areas: context, leadership, planning, support, operations, evaluation, and improvement. Recommendations to organizations are provided in each area.
Ongoing work in ISO on innovation management
The world’s first guiding international standard for Innovation Management System was published in July 2019. 50 countries and key international organizations are working to develop a set of standards under the auspices of ISO.
The specifications for innovation management at European level
The European guiding specification CEN/TS 16555-1 Innovation Management System was published in 2013. The work of ISO is building on the experience from the standards developed by CEN.
Why a systems approach to innovation management
Companies and organization are increasingly under pressure to innovate to remain relevant for the future. A much-needed guiding framework for Innovation Management System can help address challenges.