Innovation Management System Checklist

A Checklist for your Innovation Management System

This Checklist gives you a good starting point to evaluate the current state of affairs of your Innovation Management System (IMS). An IMS is defined as follows:

IMS = Innovation Management System:
Set of interrelated or interacting elements of an organisation to establish innovation policies and objectives,
and processes to achieve those objectives

The key elements of the Innovation Management System can be illustrated as follows:
Key elements of IMS
Based on Clause 4-11 in 16555-1:2013, a checklist has been prepared, allowing for an initial assessment of the status of your Innovation Management System. Read more about the European Standard for Innovation Management here.

Once you have filled out the IMS checklist, consider the following diagnostics:

IMS Scoring Ranges

Recommendations based on IMS Rating: