CEN Technical Committee (CEN/TC) 389 deals with 'Innovation Management'. It was created in November 2008 to support a culture of innovation in Europe and accelerate the access of innovation to both domestic and global markets.
In order to achieve sustainable success, organizations need to ensure a more systematic approach to innovation. As a result, they have to continually and systematically manage all the aspects fostering their innovation capabilities (business and innovation strategies, organizational structures, continuous revision and improvement...) as well as all the necessary tools, methods, approaches and processes (resources management, technology watch, competitive intelligence, creativity, benchmarking, knowledge valorization, etc.).
The overall objective of standardization work carried out by CEN/TC 389 is to provide organisations with these tools, methods, approaches, processes in order to facilitate the realisation of innovation management, improve the competitiveness of European enterprises and organisations, and to optimise the results of their innovation activities.
CEN/TC 389 is currently working on a Technical Specification (TS)16555 structured in differents parts.
CEN/TS 16555- Part 1 has been published in July 2013 and aims to guide organisations in introducing, developing and maintaining a framework for systematic innovation management practices, an Innovation Management System (IMS).
Part 1 will be complemented by additional parts which will focus on additional issues such as innovation management assessment, creativity management, collaboration management, intellectual property management, innovation thinking, etc as appropiate.
An additional part with terminology will also be developed.
The Secretariat of CEN/TC 389 'Innovation Management' is held by AENOR, Mr Fernando Utrilla.
Further information on the business plan, work items and structure of the Technical Committee can be found by clicking here.