CEN/TC 389 Innovation Management' 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 the standardization work to be carried out by CEN/TC 389 is to provide organizations with these tools, methods, approaches, processes in order to facilitate the realization of innovation management, improve the competitiveness of European enterprises and organizations, and to optimize the results of their innovation activities.
TC 389 is currently working on a Technical Specification with differents parts. The first part would be dealing with an innovation management system and it would be complemented by additional parts with a focus on additional issues such as innovation management assessment, creativity management, collaboration management, design thinking etc as appropiate.
An additional part with terminology will also be developed.
Further information on the business plan, work items and structure of the Technical Committee can be found by clicking here.