RS ISO 56000: 2020
Innovation management — Fundamentals and vocabulary


1.1 This document provides the vocabulary, fundamental concepts and principles of innovation
management and its systematic implementation. It is applicable to:
a) organizations implementing an innovation management system or performing innovation
management assessments;
b) organizations that need to improve their ability to effectively manage innovation activities;
c) users, customers and other relevant interested parties (e.g. suppliers, partners, funding
organizations, investors, universities and public authorities) seeking confidence in the innovation
capabilities of an organization;
d) organizations and interested parties seeking to improve communication through a common
understanding of the vocabulary used in innovation management;
e) providers of training in, assessment of, or consultancy for, innovation management and innovation
management systems;
f) developers of innovation management and related standards.
1.2 This document is intended to be applicable to:
a) all types of organizations, regardless of type, sector, maturity-level or size;
b) all types of innovations, e.g. product, service, process, model and method, ranging from incremental
to radical;
c) all types of approaches, e.g. internal and open innovation, user-, market-, technology- and designdriven innovation activities.
This document specifies the terms and definitions applicable to all innovation management and
innovation management system standards developed by ISO/TC 279.

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RS ISO 56000: 2020ADOPTED ISO STANDARDSServices. Company organization, management and quality. Administration. Transport. Sociology45First Edition
Mar 2022
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