Is your business innovating?

Innovation is a novel idea that creates value.

For a business, this is a novel idea that is new to both the business and the wider market. This novel idea will lead to the development of a new or improved product, service, business model or process which will create value in the business, producing new profits or business growth.


Innovation Assessment

Complete our Innovation Assessment to find out where your business sits on the Innovation Framework. Depending on your innovation activities, your business may receive an Innovation Recognition Level.

Once you have completed the assessment you can use the advice and guidance on this website to help your business progress through the Innovation Framework.

Completing your assessment

All the questions in this assessment are mandatory unless indicated.

The assessment will take around 30 minutes to complete and it may take up to four weeks to receive the outcome of your assessment.

Complete the form using one innovation idea only, and make sure that your idea aligns with the definition of Innovation.

Make sure you explain the following in detail:

  • How your idea will/does add value to your business.
  • How your idea clearly differs from what other are offering.
  • How you will/did evaluate and test your idea.
  • If introducing new digital technology, how did this change/ improve your services/business model so as to add value to your business.

Download the Innovation Assessment (PDF)

Complete and save your Innovation Assessment and return it by email to, including your business name in the subject field.

Next steps

We will be in touch to confirm your innovation level or if required, to ask for further information.