Explore the newly developed ISO 56000 Series of International Standards on Innovation Management Systems, and learn how your organization can establish a strategic, structured and standardized framework for continuous improvement and sustainable success
Reviewed every 5 years, the ISO 56000 Standard on Innovation Management Systems (IMS) is an all-encompassing set of standard operating procedures designed to provide a general framework for all organizations, regardless of type, sector, or size, whether established, temporary or starting, toward the successful implementation, maintenance, and continual improvement of an innovation management system.
The standard also provides guidance for all types of innovations, such as products, services, processes, business models and methods ranging from incremental to radical, as well as all types of approaches, such as internal and open innovation for user-, market-, technology-, and design-driven innovation activities.
Implementing a system and program based on the ISO 56000 Standards will give your organization first-mover advantage, safeguard your organization’s future while boosting positive return on innovation investments, and allow your organization to successfully operationalize innovation management as a core competency.
- increased ability to manage uncertainty;
- increased growth, revenues, profitability, and competitiveness;
reduced costs and waste, and increased productivity and resource efficiency;
improved sustainability and resilience;
increased satisfaction of users, customers, citizens, and other interested parties;
sustained renewal of the portfolio of offerings;
engaged and empowered people in the organization;
increased ability to attract partners, collaborators, and funding;
enhanced reputation and valuation of the organization;
facilitated compliance with regulations and other relevant requirements.
Innovation management principles
- realization of value;
- future-focused leaders;
- strategic direction;
- exploiting insights;
- managing uncertainty;
- systems approach.
Innovation management system
- Plan: Establish the objectives and determine the actions needed to address opportunities and risks (Section 6);
- Implement what is planned in terms of support and operations (Section 7 and 8);
- Check: Monitor and (where applicable) measure results against objectives (Section 9);
- Act: Take actions to continually improve the performance of the innovation management system (Section 10).
ISO 56000 Series of Standards
The ISO 56000 series contains the following standards, all of which can be purchased on ISO.org:
ISO 56000: Innovation Management Fundamentals and Vocabulary (TBP 2020)
ISO 56002: Innovation Management System (Published 2019)
ISO 56003: Tools and Methods for Innovation Partnership (Published 2019)
ISO 56004: Innovation Management Assessment (Published 2019)
ISO 56005: Intellectual Property Management (TBP 2020)
ISO 56006: Strategic Intelligence Management (TBP 2020)
ISO 56007: Idea Management (TBP 2021)
ISO 56008: Tools and Methods for Innovation Operation Measurements (TBP 2021)