Innovation Certification, The Creation of ISO 56001

When:  Nov 28, 2023 from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM (ET)
Associated with  Hamilton Section

ISO 56001 will be an internationally accepted auditable innovation management system (IMS) standard that will enable IMS certification. It is due to be published in 2024. The presenter of this session is the international project lead for this new standard.

The presentation will take you through the clauses of the standard and show key audit points. ISO 56001 both in structure and in text uses the Harmonized Structure for ISO Management System Standards and so will integrate with ISO 9001. An effective QMS is the platform for an effective IMS. Companies who are serial innovators have a system approach to innovation and continuously generate new ideas.

The demand for this standard comes from organizations who want drive rigor in their Innovation Management, financing organizations who want assurance they are providing finance to an organization with an effective Innovation Management System and innovative organizations seeking to partner with other innovators. Research has shown that 95% of innovators partner.

About the Speaker

Peter Merrill has twice chaired the ASQ Toronto section, was founding chair of the ASQ Innovation Division and is currently a member of the ASQ Board of Directors.

He is a Keynote Speaker on Innovation and has keynoted at conferences such as the World Manufacturing Conference in Hefei, China, The European Organisation for Quality (E.O.Q.) conference in Helsinki, Finland and the ASQ WCQI in the U.S.

He began his career in R&D in a major UK corporation and later as Chief Executive of a leading Design Brand. In that corporation, he led Innovation in one of the most demanding markets.

He is an internationally recognized thought leader on Innovation Management and has led the development of the ISO Innovation Management Standard ISO 56001.

He is one of North America’s foremost authorities on Management Systems, which he has implemented in such innovative companies as IBM, A.I.G., and BlackBerry.

He has written a number of books for Quality Press which include “Innovation Generation”, “Innovation Never Stops”, and his most recent book is “ISO 56000, Building Innovation into your QMS.” He writes on Innovation for Quality Progress. 


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