Innovation is a process – a structured managed process; only the right idea, which has been tested and developed, and commercialised or implemented can create value. We have developed the Innovation Accreditation Programme to help businesses understand this process. Find out what stage of the processes you are at, follow the guided pathway to creating value and get recognised along the way.
The Innovation Accreditation Programme
Follow these steps to increase your business’s profitability and sustainability.
- Self Assessment
A diagnostic to identify how innovative your business is and get suggested next steps.
- Innovation framework
A four-step process to take you from ideation to commercialisation.
- Innovation Recognition
A four-tier recognition scheme based on the Self-Assessment and the Innovation Framework.
- Innovation Management Standards
A structured process to ensure your business continuously follows the principles of innovation.
It's easy to apply for the Innovation Accreditation Programme. Simply complete the self-assessment to discover where you are on the Innovation Framework today.
Innovation Event Finder
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