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Innovation management - Tools and methods for managing opportunities and ideas - Guidance (ISO 56007:2023); German version EN ISO 56007:2023


Fundamental to innovation, and to the survival and growth of an organization, is the generation, selection and development new ideas.Ideas have the ability to make incremental improvements in the efficiency of an organisation through to prompting re-evaluation of its entire business model.This international standard provides guidelines for the management of ideas, the people who have them and the benefits they bring. It aims to address idea management at both the strategic and operational level through:- The culture and leadership of an organisation- Opportunity and risk management- Intrapreneurship- Problem solving- Tools and methods for managing creativity and ideasThis international standard is applicable to all organisations, regardless of size and activity. It supports the Innovation Management System of ISO 56002 but can also be used by organisations and individuals not implementing such a system.It describes the management framework (see clauses 4 to 10) and will provide information on applicable tools and methods in Annexes.





Planned document number

DIN EN ISO 56007

Project number


Responsible national committee

NA 159-01-10 AA - Innovation management  

Responsible european committee

CEN/TC 389 - Innovation Management  

Responsible international committee

ISO/TC 279/WG 3 - Tools and methods  

draft standard

Innovation management - Tools and methods for idea management - Guidance (ISO/DIS 56007:2022); German and English version prEN ISO 56007:2022
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