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Innovation management - Fundamentals and vocabulary (ISO/DIS 56000:2024); German and English version prEN ISO 56000:2024


This document provides the vocabulary, fundamental concepts and principles of innovation management. 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) organizations performing conformity assessments against the requirements of ISO 56001; f) providers of education and training in, assessment of, or consultancy for, innovation management and innovation management systems; g) developers of innovation management and related standards. 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 design-driven innovation activities. This document specifies the terms and definitions applicable to all innovation management and innovation management system standards developed by ISO/TC 279.





Planned document number

DIN EN ISO 56000

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 2 - Terminology, terms and definitions  

draft standard

Innovation management - Fundamentals and vocabulary (ISO/DIS 56000:2024); German and English version prEN ISO 56000:2024
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previous edition(s)

Innovation management - Fundamentals and vocabulary (ISO 56000:2020); German version EN ISO 56000:2021

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