Even before the company was founded in 2017, the founders of Innovation Way were involved in the AFNOR CN INNOV commission and the International Technical Committee ISO TC 279 – Innovation Management.
Created at the end of 2013, ISO TC 279 brings together about 70 experts from 59 countries and aims to develop normative documents on terminology, tools and methods to promote innovation.
Each expert involved in the international committee represents its own national committee. The French committee thus brings together innovation managers from corporations, consultants, researchers and SME representatives.
Johan Claire, CEO of Innovation Way, chairs the ISO TC 279 – Innovation Management Technical Committee. He actively participated in the drafting of ISO 56003 – Innovation Partnership and 56002 – Innovation Management System and is now chairing the committee in charge of drafting the first requirement standard developed on the theme of innovation: ISO 56001 – Innovation Management System.
These documents are the outcome of 4 years of work and are the result of a consensus reached with all the experts.
We sometimes hear that it is not possible to “normalize innovation” and we agree!
However, we consider that standards can be useful for defining, specifying and structuring the development of innovation management practices in companies. It is therefore not a question of standardising innovation but of structuring a management system that will support innovation development!
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