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GET READY TO FUTURE PROOF YOUR INNOVATION CAPABILITY

  February 2021  
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Q: Want your innovation capability to be robust and future-ready?

Q: Want to generate a multiplying force to power your competitive advantage?

Q: Want to create life-time customer value?

THEN, READ ON…

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A key lesson from the COVID-19 crisis is that organisations need to drive up their innovation capabilities to maintain and optimise business value. And this requires a baseline that objectively defines your innovation-related capabilities.

This government registered Certification Trade Mark Scheme for Innovation offered by the IKE Institute will help to establish that much needed baseline and address questions above.

 
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The Certified Innovation Centre® / Innovation Hub® / Innovation Lab® trade certification mark scheme offers you the opportunity to independently assess how robust your innovation systems, processes, culture, and ecosystem engagements are.

The services being certified under this trade mark certification scheme focus on innovation training within your context and setting, as well as innovation development and assessment in relation to your customers/users

 

THE FOUR REQUISITE CAPABILITIES
TO ACHIEVE THE CERTIFICATION

 
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1. INNOVATION CAPABILITY

Having the ability to perform innovation activities and innovation initiatives, and to achieve innovation. Innovation capabilities can include proficiency in technologies, strategic intelligence, access to funds, operational functions, processes contributing to innovation and an established approach for the development and management of innovation competencies.

 
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2. EMPOWERED INNOVATION ENVIRONMENT CAPABILITY

Having the ability to create an empowered innovation environment characterised by such features as openness, curiosity, and user focus; encouraging feedback and suggestions; encouraging learning, experimentation, creativity, change, and challenging current assumptions; encouraging risk-taking and learning from failure; networking, collaboration, and participation internally and externally; diversity, respect, and inclusiveness of different people, disciplines, and perspectives in innovation activities; shared values, beliefs and behaviours; balancing assumption-based and evidence-based analysis and decision-making; balancing linear and non-linear planning and processes.

 
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3. COLLABORATIVE NETWORKING AND ECOSYSTEM CAPABILITY

Having a defined approach and demonstrable collaborations with universities, research organisation, accelerators, catapults, and other innovation-related entities to support networking, communications, and ecosystem) to facilitate sharing and access to knowledge, competence, other intellectual assets, and resources.

 
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4. MARKET TRENDS AND CUSTOMER ANALYSIS CAPABILITY

Having demonstrable capabilities in acquiring insights and knowledge about relevant trends and challenges, competitive analysis, analysis of disruptive technologies, patterns and behaviours within markets and discovery of customer needs to inform business case development and value realisation

 
 

BENEFITS:

Achieving the Certified Innovation Centre, Hub or Lab status helps your organisation to gain:

  • Visible recognition by a UK Professional Body aligned to International Standards;
  • Validation of how robust your innovation systems, processes, culture, and engagements are;
  • A competitive advantage and attractiveness through differentiation of a Certified status;
  • Enhanced innovation capability readiness to drive continuous improvements;
  • Better ecosystem and stakeholder commitments and collaborations;
  • Insights into the wider innovation training, development, and assessment space.

Take your first steps to become a recognised innovation force by joining the Certified Innovation Centre® / Innovation Hub® / Innovation Lab® Certification Trade Mark Scheme.

 

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