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rInnovation Group will be co-editing and developing new book entitled "Changing the Dynamics and Impact of Innovation Management - A Systems Approach and the New ISO Standard"

The Editorial Team:

Standard and Industry Expertise
Joanne Hyland, ISPIM BoK SIG Co-Leader, ISPIM Board, TC 279 Liaison and IMS Standard
Canadian Expert
Magnus Karlsson, ISPIM BoK SIG Co-Leader, National Expert & Chairman, SIS Swedish
Institute for Standards and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Academic, Body of Knowledge and Case Study Expertise
John Bessant, ISPIM Teaching & Coaching SIG Co-Leader, Professor of Innovation and
Entrepreneurship at University of Exeter, Body of Knowledge Expert
Mats Magnusson, Professor, KTH – Royal Institute of Technology, Lead on SIS Swedish
Institute for Standards Case Study Development

Academic-Industry Expertise and Coordination
Ingrid Kihlander, Researcher, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Case Study Development
Jimmi Norman Kristiansen, Associate Professor at Aalborg University Business School,
Denmark as well as Senior Consultant at rInnovation Group, Europe

The book is reflecting upon, and related to the ISO Innovation Management System Standard (ISO 56002:2019), and will involve academic and practitioners' perspectives on Innovation Management Systems as well as feature case studies implementing innovation management systems from across the Globe.


The book is forthcoming late 2021/early 2022.



rInnovation Group President: Organizational Transformation through Strategic Innovation - speech at the Business, Innovation, Ledership and Technology Conferences (BiL-T). 

"Strategic innovation, the umbrella term for radical innovation, is a key driver of organizational transformation and culture change. A systematic approach for scoping emerging opportunities and reducing uncertainty is required to enable this transformation. The purpose of this presentation will be to make the case for why strategic innovation changes the game for organizations seeking growth and corporate renewal. It will also present what the building blocks and seven principles are for building an innovative organization."

Slides from the speech are available here:

See video link below:




rInnovation Group will be at the ISPIM Conference, June 16-19, 2019 in Florence, Italy. Come meet us!

Partner and President Joanne Hyland, Senior Consultant Kevin de Caluwé and Senior Consultant Dr. Jimmi Normann Kristiansen will again be at this year's ISPIM conference. We will be involved in a host of activities, including:​

  • Progress on the Innovation Body of Knowledge and Personal Certification from Fukuoka to Ottawa to Florence to Bangkok 

  • Discussions of the Progress of the Innovation Management System Standard (ISO 56002)

  • Research paper presentation on business model lock-in in highly integrated supply chains

  • Hot topic discussion on management practices of radical vs. disruptive innovation

Feel free to reach out and have a talk with us! See more details on the program, and where to find us on:

rInnovation Group is part of the work for ISO TC/279 on Innovation Management. We took part in the latest convention in Stockholm, May 13-17, 2019. See below:

The world’s first international management system standard for innovation will be published in 2019 by the Technical Committee of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO/TC 279). Over 50 countries and international organizations, such as the ISPIM, OECD, WIPO, WTO and World Bank, are involved in the development of this standard.

The rInnovation Group continuously seeks to take part in state-of-the-art innovation research and practice. It is proud to bring its expertise to develop a global framework to guide organizations seeking to build innovation capabilities and improve innovation performance. The rInnovation Group is represented by Jimmi Normann Kristiansen from Denmark and Joanne Hyland from Canada and the International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM) Board.

There are four Working Groups (WGs), organized by topics as follows:

  • WG 1: The Innovation Management System

  • WG 2: Terminology, terms and definitions

  • WG 3: Tools and methods

  • WG 4: Innovation Management Assessment

The rInnovation Group believes that, by working together as a global community, we can take the practice of innovation management to a more strategic level within companies to help shape their future and change the game for innovation management professionals.

As elaborated by Founding Partner and President, Joanne Hyland: “Ten years ago, I questioned if an innovation management standard would be possible. Fortunately, we have learned a lot. We now have a well-structured and carefully considered guidance framework. However, many innovation management professionals remain skeptical about the value of this standard. This offers a great opportunity to engage in dialogue as a community. It is essential we test its value for professionals and organizations, alike. I do believe that our collective success depends on it.”

rInnovation Group is actively taking part in executive education across the globe.

With executive education experience from programs at Babson College, the Danish Business Institute, the Danish Technical University (DTU), MIT, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Stanford University, the TATA Management Training Center (TMTC) and the Industrial Research Institute (IRI), we play an active role in engaging and educating leaders. Check out this story from the Danish Business Institute:

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