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IAOIP and ISO TC279 – Innovation Management

The International Association of Innovation Professionals (IAOIP) has been chosen as the Interim U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) Administrator for the development of the new Innovation Management Standards. The scope of ISO TC 279 is “Standardization of terminology tools and methods and interactions between relevant parties to enable innovation.”


Standards published will be ISO 50500 series. These Standards, once developed, will allow organizations to share their best practices in Innovation Management, and will facilitate collaboration as well as develop the capability to innovate, and to bring innovations successfully to market.

These standards will be a set of best practices, which begins with senior management leadership involving the confirmation of the organization's strategy. The standard is designed to support innovation in organizations, and work on the development of standards is done by working groups (WGs), each of which deals with a particular field. The first set is to be released in December 2018, followed by the remaining four sets in 2019 and 2020 as follows:

  • WG 01: Innovation Management Systems
  • WG 02: Technology, Terminology and Definitions
  • WG 03: Innovation Tools and Methods
  • WG 04: Innovation Management Assessments/Audits
  • WG 05: Idea Management (Ideation)

This means we will be involving the main players from our target sector (public and private) so that the input of key players is considered and incorporated into the final version of the five-part Innovation Management Standards. Broad participation will allow us to develop clear rules and standards on all issues involving innovation.

Advantages for IAOIP Members

Our members will benefit from our leadership and participation in this process are as follows:

  • Gives visibility to your professional practices or reference documents, as ISO is one of the most highly recognized international governing bodies for standards.
  • Helps us shape the future direction of standards regarding innovation management, thereby influencing its impact on the U.S. and targeted sectors around the world.
  • Allows us to develop deeper relationships with key players within a profession or sector.
  • Creates understanding and co-ordination among our various stakeholders.
  • Shares best practice in and across sectors, and in and across participating ISO countries.
  • Improves quality and interoperability in and across sectors and participating ISO countries.
  • Leads to worldwide visibility due to ISO members’ distribution and implementation networks.
  • Helps us develop a members-only forum to communicate using, for example, a dedicated web site.
  • Connects us with other world-class organizations.
  • Gives us an inside track on developing International Workshop Agreements (IWAs).

Additional Information

  • US TAG members must be citizens of the United States.
  • The Association can assist other countries interested in participating in the development of country TC’s.

You can find out more by contacting:

Secretariat: Brett Trusko – brett@iaoip.org

Chair: Frank Voehl - fvoehl@aol.com

Vice Chair: Rick Fernandez - rick.r.fernandez@gmail.com

You can also visit the ISO 279 official site at https://www.iso.org/committee/4587737.html.



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