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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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