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CEN/TS 16555-1:2013 Certification | Innovation Management System

This Technical Specification provides guidance on establishing and maintaining an innovation management system (IMS). It is applicable to all public and private organisations regardless of sector, type or size.

Innovation Management - Part 1: Innovation Management System

This document provides guidance on:

  • Understanding the context of the organisation
  • Establishing the leadership and commitment of top management
  • Planning for innovation success
  • Identifying and fostering innovation enablers/driving factors
  • Developing the innovation management process
  • Evaluating and improving the performance of the IMS
  • Understanding and using innovation management techniques

By using this document, organisations can increase their awareness of the value of an IMS, establish such a system, expand their capacity for innovation, and ultimately generate more value for the organisation and its interested parties.

The innovation management system outlined in this document follows the PDCA structure (plan-do-check-act), so it can be integrated within other standardised business management systems existing in the organisations, e.g. EN ISO 9001, EN ISO 14001, etc.

Innovation Management System - Benefits
  • Helps identify and mitigate risks
  • Enhances growth, revenues and profit from innovations
  • Captures value from the collaboration with partners for innovation
  • Brings fresh thinking and new value to the organisationt
  • Increases customer satisfaction
  • Proactively captures value from better understanding of future market needs and possibilities
  • Motivates employee involvement in the organisation and fosters teamwork and collaboration

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