Established in 2009, the Global Innovation Management Institute (GIM Institute) is a global not-for-profit organization driving standards for innovation management created by a group of Chief Innovation Officers, innovation executives, academics and consultants from around the world.
Our mission is to help individuals, companies and regions develop world class innovation management capabilities through global standards, testing protocols and certification.
Innovation has continued to gain a meaningful significance in organizations as a way to grow. This is evidenced by increasing number of publications and the creation of diverse roles required to manage innovation. However, many efforts to date, to both certify and study innovation, have left the discipline of innovation fragmented and overly diverse.
Today, few global leaders would disagree that innovation is a core driver for creating and capturing new business value. Unfortunately, most companies are not able to innovate in financially meaningful ways. And even those companies that appeared to have “cracked the nut” like Motorola, Sony and even GM, have at one point or another ended up regressing after a period of time.
The GIM Institute is paving the way for innovation management capabilities through global standards, testing protocols and certification.