Conformity Assessment on Innovation Management-Innovation Management System

This standard provides guidance for the establishment, implementation, maintenance and continual improvement of an innovation management system for use in all established organizations.

TS EN ISO 56002 Innovation Management System provides a common framework for promoting innovation, assessing the organization's current innovation performance, ensuring business continuity and supporting corporate change programmes. It integrates easily into other management systems.

The following are the advantages of implementing an innovation management system in accordance with this standard:

  • Improved ability to deal with uncertainty;

Markets are changing faster than they were a few years ago. Furthermore, there is growing uncertainty regarding future market developments, the impact of new technologies and customer needs. Businesses can manage this growing uncertainty more effectively by implementing an innovation management system in accordance with TS EN ISO 56002.

  • Increased growth, revenues, profitability and competitiveness;

Numerous scientific studies have clearly demonstrated that companies with a clear innovation strategy, effective innovation management and high innovation ability have advantages over their competitors. They grow faster than average and make higher profits than others. They are more competitive than others by constantly improving their products, services and processes.

  • Reduced costs, increased productivity and resource efficiency;

Successful innovation management is equally focused on innovation of internal structures as well as implementing innovation in the market. The internal approach, known in many companies as process optimization, continuous improvement, process innovation or organizational innovation, enables businesses to achieve the same or even better results permanently at lower costs. The continuous improvement process or idea management are methods for this.

  • Improved sustainability and durability;

Companies with effective innovation management can innovate more sustainably than those that do not define their innovation strategy and instead rely primarily on individual commitment.

The fundamental idea behind TS EN ISO 56002 is to create a system that ensures the sustainable development of innovations. This necessitates greater company flexibility: it supports the ability to restart and overcome failures.

  • Increased satisfaction of users, customers, citizens and other interested parties;

Companies that constantly adapt their services to the current or future needs of external parties (customers, citizens, shareholders, etc.) achieve a higher level of customer focus in these target groups than those whose development outpaces their needs. According to TS EN ISO 56002, the innovation management system enables collaboration with customers and external parties.

  • Constant renewal of the proposal portfolio;

Companies must constantly rethink and revise what they bring to market in rapidly changing markets. This can be accomplished through the random ideas of individuals or through a sustainable system.

The implementation of an innovation management system in accordance with TS EN ISO 56002 ensures a continuous renewal of the proposal portfolio and, as a result, competitiveness in the market.

  • Individuals authorized and involved in the organization;

According to TS EN ISO 56002, developing an innovation culture is especially important when implementing an innovation management system for a determined and proactive workforce. Employees who recognize opportunities, create ideas and put them into action are a resource that the company should not undervalue. The TS EN ISO 56002 standard proposes the development of an innovation culture through very concrete measures.

  • Increased capacity for attracting partners, collaborators, and funding;
  • An increase in the organization's value and reputation;
  • Facilitated adherence to regulations and other relevant requirements.


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