CEN/TC 389 - Innovation Management

CEN/TC 389 - Innovation Management

CEN, the European Committee for Standardization, is one of three European Standardization Organizations (together with CENELEC and ETSI) that have been officially recognized by the European Union and by the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) as being responsible for developing and defining voluntary standards at European level. 

CEN/TC 389 is a specific technical body  created in 2009, specifically focused on Innovation Management.

In order to achieve the sustainable long term success, organizations need to ensure a steady flow of innovation, and therefore they have to continually and systematically manage all the aspects fostering the innovation capabilities (strategy and culture, leadership, organizational structures and processes, continuous revision and improvement, etc.) as well as all the necessary tools and techniques which will support innovation activities (creativity, strategic intelligence, collaboration, intellectual property, etc.).

Documents elaborated by this CEN/TC will help to reach this objective to all types of organizations, regardless of their size and activity, creating value for them and for their relevant stakeholders.

Due to the wide consideration by this CEN/TC of all kinds of innovation (including technology and non technology innovation, as stated in the Oslo Manual, 2005), the range of interested stakeholders includes almost all the sectors of public and private activities.


The priority CEN/TC389 ‘Innovation Management’ are standardization of a widely applicable innovation management system and the related tools and techniques which will support innovation activities

The present internal structure of Working Groups is the following:

  • WG 1: Collaboration and Creativity management
  • WG 2: Innovation Management System
  • WG 3: Innovation Management Assessment
  • WG 4: Innovation Thinking
  • WG 5: Intellectual Property Management
  • WG 6: Strategic Intelligence Management

Source: CEN

  • EU
  • Network
Geographical focus
  • European Union (EU 27)
  • International; Other
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

Entry created by Anna Sirocco on October 3, 2016
Modified on October 3, 2016