The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has adopted and published as European Standard the International Standard ISO 56002:2021. This standard provides guidance for the establishment, implementation, maintenance, and continual improvement of an innovation management system for use in all established organizations.
It provides guidance to organizations seeking sustained success by developing and demonstrating their ability to effectively manage innovation activities to achieve the intended outcomes.
It can also help users, customers, and other interested parties, seeking confidence in the innovation capabilities of an organization.
This document allows a common understanding between different parties (e.g. providers, clients, citizens and authorities) of what constitutes an innovation management system.
In particular, this standard can be required by policy makers, aiming for higher effectiveness of support programs targeting the innovation capabilities and competitiveness of organizations and the development of society.
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