Top Rated by Innovation Professionals and Businesses Leaders Worldwide

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Excellent!

Donald Patrick Lim

I was a skeptic at first, but the more I delved deep into the course, the more I realized how many components of innovation I need to consider. Very comprehe...

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I was a skeptic at first, but the more I delved deep into the course, the more I realized how many components of innovation I need to consider. Very comprehensive and realistic to the needs and demands of the organization.

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Great course!

Bianca Welds

This course is very detailed and provides excellent insight into how the ISO 56002 standard can be applied. It goes beyond the checklist nature of it to help...

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This course is very detailed and provides excellent insight into how the ISO 56002 standard can be applied. It goes beyond the checklist nature of it to help you understand the relevance of the different sections and key things to think about in designing an innovation management standard, especially to be compliant with the standard. The additional information around leadership was very useful as well, to help innovation leaders consider how they can improve their own leadership competencies. I will be referring back to this course many times over as I apply the lessons to my innovation work.

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Very best course

Corrado Patierno

I think this course is the best course that I followed in my life on innovation management

I think this course is the best course that I followed in my life on innovation management

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Great value and content!

Rene Churquina

Excellent companion for your innovation journey!

Excellent companion for your innovation journey!

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Such a great course

Vinil Patel

I found this course very useful in getting a detailed understanding of ISO 56002. The content is very well structured, relevant to the standard, easy to unde...

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I found this course very useful in getting a detailed understanding of ISO 56002. The content is very well structured, relevant to the standard, easy to understand and comprehend.

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4 star rating

ISO 56002 IMS useful to start building it in SMEs of arou...

Alberto Gómez María

ISO 56002 IMS is a well designed course , and for SMEs of around 50 people , it is useful to start the building a simple IMS with a view to start/enhance the...

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ISO 56002 IMS is a well designed course , and for SMEs of around 50 people , it is useful to start the building a simple IMS with a view to start/enhance the innovation culture and conveying the leadership/ownership with the vision of integrating it within the overall business strategy. Thank you very much!

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Amazing course!

SUZAN ALGHANEM

You guys inspire me!

You guys inspire me!

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Very informative insights

Subbarao Jayanti

It is maintained simple approach of explaining the ISO standards and its need for any organization.

It is maintained simple approach of explaining the ISO standards and its need for any organization.

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Understanding ISO 56002 and innovation

Urban Persson

Very tangible and constructive guidelines for why, what and how. In addition, if an organisation is not ready to innovate it will continue on the business de...

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Very tangible and constructive guidelines for why, what and how. In addition, if an organisation is not ready to innovate it will continue on the business development road.

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4 star rating

A guide to effectively implementing innovation and sustai...

Abayomi Akindele

I am looking forward to the roadmap to effective innovation in my organization and in helping others to achieve impactful innovation in theirs.

I am looking forward to the roadmap to effective innovation in my organization and in helping others to achieve impactful innovation in theirs.

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Innovate or Disintegrate

Maria Celina Matias

It is very interesting. It provides me with a deeper understanding on what really is innovation, its prerequisites, benefits and what it takes for organizati...

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It is very interesting. It provides me with a deeper understanding on what really is innovation, its prerequisites, benefits and what it takes for organizations to harness a mindset towards innovation... It must be embedded in our company culture if we must stay in business. More complex than I thought but an eye opener.

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Highly engaging and very pratical look at ISO's Innovatio...

David Taylor

Eicorn's online course on innovation is mind engaging, systematic and a highly practical look at ISO 56002. As Director, Innovation and Digitalisation I appr...

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Eicorn's online course on innovation is mind engaging, systematic and a highly practical look at ISO 56002. As Director, Innovation and Digitalisation I appreciate Eicorn making this available at a fair price that I can encourage throughout our organisation and beyond.

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Course introduction

Imagine what you could accomplish by getting an insider's view from the world’s leading minds on innovation

Now, there is a way!

Course introduction

The world's most recognised developer of voluntary standards, ISO (International Standards Organization), has together with world leading experts on innovation from all over the world, developed the guiding framework for how to make any organisation successful at innovation.

Do not re-invent the wheel when you can stand on the shoulders of giants!


This is the world's #1 online course on ISO 56002 and how to build and lead innovation management systems

  • The course's structure is based on the ISO 56002 Innovation Management System standard

  • ISO 56002 is the result of 8 years of collaboration between 100+ world leading innovation experts from over 50 countries

  • It provides an internationally valid guidebook for how to make any organisation successful at innovation

  • The course is action oriented and practical and includes
    • a complete coverage of ISO 56002:2019
    • selected parts of ISO 56000:2020

  • The course is built on 8 fundamental learning principles and assets:
    • Innovation Theory
    • Validated Learning
    • A battery of questions
    • Real-world examples
    • Forums and Digital Meetups
    • Tools and Methods
    • Eicorn's reflections
    • ISO 56002 knowledge
Course components

In a nutshell, in this course you will learn and understand

  • ISO 56002

    How to use the ISO 56002 Innovation Management System standard as a guiding framework to design, build and operate a great innovation management system

  • Innovation IRL

    What a complete innovation management system should look like and how to lead to get your organisation aligned and committed to innovation

  • Systems approach

    What it means to take a systems approach to drive innovation performance and how to consistently improve a system to stay ahead of the curve



Learning Goals and Outcomes

This course will provide you with the means to deploy an innovation management system and boost your innovation leadership skills!
Learning Outcomes

After taking this course you will:

  • Have the expertise to improve the performance of any innovation project

    Because this course will enhance your understanding of innovation management from start to end

  • Be super-charged with tools and methods to put your learnings into practise

    Because the course is full of real-world examples and assets to boost your innovation game

  • Be part of a wider network of innovation management experts and practitioners

    Because our digital meetups and course forums provide great opportunities to connect with others

  • Be able to use the ISO 56002 framework to know where and how to start boosting your innovation results

    Because we translate every part of the ISO 56002 standard into actionable strategies and tactics

  • Have acquired a language to make management lean forward, pay attention and commit to innovation

    Because you will learn how to bridge the disconnect between innovation and operational excellence

  • See your credibility and authority increase with the evidence that you know your way around innovation

    Because the course provides you with stories and assets to enhance you communication around innovation

Your Certificate

of Achievement

At completion of this course, you will earn a Certificate of Achievement that can be downloaded and shared on resumes, social media, or hang on your office wall.
Eicorn Academy Certificate


How this course is structured

The course is given fully online and based on videos, articles and multiple quizzes to give you a clear understanding of the ISO 56002 standard and how to effectively implement it.
Course structure

Customise your study pace and focus to your needs

  • This course is self-pased, meaning that you create your own individual schedule to study and learn. You can complete it during a weekend, or over 6 months, whatever suits your learning-style and schedule

  • The course is expected to take approximately 16 hours on average to complete. If you have some fundamental understanding of innovation and management you can probably go a bit faster

  • You will enjoy over 40 video lessons featuring Eicorn's highly experienced and pedagogical innovation professionals and executives, with examples and reflections from their own practice

  • In addition to video, the course is based on reading material organised in many smaller lessons. This information is also packaged in complementary PDFs that you can use for reference and repetition

  • Throughout the course you will encounter many small quizzes. These will prepare you for the final exam where you earn your course certificate

  • Depending on your choice of course package (see price plans) your learning experiences continues in our digital meetups, course forums, and through the more exclusive 1-on-1 coaching sessions

  • Course syllabus

      • Module 1: Course introduction
      • Module 2: Understanding standards
      • Module 3: Innovation Management - Where to start
      • Module 4: Understanding your organisation
      • Module 5: Innovation leadership and strategy
      • Module 6: Building innovation systems
      • Module 7: Support structures for Innovation management
      • Module 8: Delivering innovation to users
      • Module 9: Innovation performance evaluation and monitoring
      • Module 10: Continuous improvement
      • Module 11: Summary and completion


Get Results! Or your money back

If this course doesn't meet your expectations, we offer a full refund guarantee. To date, we have not had a single money back claim. Nonetheless, it is there if you need it.
30 day money back guarantee

What are our students saying?

Bianca Welds

Digital Innovation Manager at Victoria Mutual Group

"The course is very detailed with a lot of additional resources. The material is not only tightly linked to the ISO 56002 standard but the instructors include tips from their experience to help make it more practical and applicable to the real world, including things to look out for when creating an innovation management system.

The insights around leadership were particularly useful to me in providing some clear guidelines on where to improve my own innovation leadership skills.

Having taken the course, I plan to use the material to improve the systems in my work and provide more structure around our processes, even if not yet planning for full adoption of the standard. The course will help a lot with guiding how to structure a solid innovation management system that can create real results."

Rod Netterfield

CEO at Netterfield Consulting

"I recommend the Innovation Management course by Eicorn Academy. It clearly articulate the standard requirements, provide practical advice and suggestions for real-world application, and features a comprehensive list of further references to continue to enrich your learning.

I appreciate that ISO 56002 takes a holistic view of innovation management systems, extending beyond the organisation and its core business to also consider the external environment and context, through to end users and customers."

Corrado Patierno

Senior Innovation Manager at National Authority for Digital Transformation (Italy)

"I found the course to be very complete, unlike the other ISO courses that I have followed in the past, this course is less schematic and more oriented to give a form of thought oriented towards innovation. Very rich in extra content of articles and advice on books outside the course which I find really important.

Taking this course had a direct impact on my career and way of working. Firstly, it helped me better qualify work activities that I was already doing with a pattern very similar to that of ISO 56002. Secondly, I could build my ISO 56002 "quality manual", specifically built to follow innovation projects. Thirdly, but not least, writing academic articles on innovation based on the content and techniques described by ISO 56002."

Shehu Idris

Head of Finance and Accounts at Food Processing Company

"I like the ISO 56002 Innovation Management Systems course because it sits well with my aspiration of always breaking the jinx and challenging the status quo, I expect the effect of taking this course to project my image among my colleagues."

"The direct insight I got from this course is that any organisation that fails to innovate stands the risk of self extinction. I will apply every bit of my learning outcome to the way I run my department, my dealings with our internal and external customers and new products design."

Juan F. García Diaz

Partner at E-COGNITO

"I was astonished when I found the Eicorn Academy ISO 56002 course because it was just what I needed for my activity as consultant in Innovation Management. I work with ISO 56002:2019, and previous standards since long ago, and I know that guidelines are not enough to build a useful system. What is needed is the background of concepts, tools and experience contained in this course to ensure a valuable outcome. Thanks Jenny, Daniel, and David, you are the best!"

Fakhruddin Saifuddin

Innovation Management Systems Consultant at Innovexol

"Congratulations to Eicorn for initiating this course on ISO 56002, I appreciate the hard work, dedication and efforts of the entire team. The course is well designed and comprehensive with real life examples and experiences. The videos and Eicorn’s reflections in each module are very helpful in understanding the standard.

The lessons learned during this course will go a long way in my innovation work. Thank you Eicorn!"


Learn from world-leading experts

The ISO 56002 standard for innovation management systems, is the result of 8 years of research, drafts and revisions by innovation professionals from all around the world. By taking this course, you will access their collective wisdom, packed and presented in an accessible and actionable format by Eicorn’s experienced innovation experts.
Learning from Experts

Course Instructors

Jenny Hammarberg

Jenny is the CEO at Eicorn, with more that a decade of experience as a Management Consultant. She has extensive experience from establishing and developing innovation management programs, strategy, business development and change management. Jenny’s primary expertise lies within the areas of leading corporate transformation, and especially the type driven by innovation.

Daniel Borg

Daniel is one of Scandinavia’s foremost experts in designing innovation programs in large organisations. He brings innovation management experience from Toyota, Volvo, WSP and other global organisations to Eicorn’s services and learning experiences.

David Bailey

David is a chartered accountant and innovation consultant with over 20 years’ experience in SME technology enabled businesses at the cutting edge of digital media and software development. David has been “fast building” innovation centric SME business for the last 10 years with founding teams. He brings a deep focus on the interaction of innovation processes with financial resources and outcomes.
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Meet the Course Instructors

David, Jenny, and Daniel

Why we developed this course

The short answer is because the world needs it. Every organisation needs it.
And probably, since you are here, you need it.

  • It turns out that at least 70% of all innovation programs fail, and that only 6% of business leaders are satisfied with the results of their company’s innovation work.

  • In our view, this confirms that corporate innovation is broken.

  • At Eicorn, we think that this is completely unsustainable. The waste of scarce resources, talent and time must stop immediately and be redirected towards value creating activities. Wouldn’t you agree?

  • Not just because waste is stupid, but more importantly, because we are convinced that innovation is the best tool, besides from politics, to overcome many of the world’s present challenges, and to create a more sustainable society.

  • We were super-excited to learn that there is now an ISO-standard in line with what we believe in, and we want to make sure that this spreads and gets deployed throughout the world.



What is ISO 56002?

ISO 56002 is a guiding standard on how to build innovation management systems, and part of the ISO 56000 innovation management series. 

As described by the International Standards Organisation: 

“[The]… document provides guidance for the establishment, implementation, maintenance, and continual improvement of an innovation management system for use in all established organisations.”

The standards cover the following areas:

  • Strategy
  • Leadership
  • Culture
  • Processes & Structure
  • Internal and external forces
  • Performance measurement
  • Continuous improvement

Why a standard for innovation?

The world is experiencing an unprecedented rate of disruptive technological, social, and environmental change. The predictability of the past is gone. 

The world is changing fast, and this shows in the data:

  • Only 44% of today’s industry leaders have held their industry leader position for at least five years, compared to 77% 50 years ago

  • The gap in profitability between the top- and bottom-quartile has almost doubled in 30 years

  • GDP growth has declined by more than 1/3 in the past decade

  • One out of three public companies will cease to exist in their current form over the next five years- a rate six times higher than 40 years ago

And corporates have a hard time to cope with this increased rate of change:

  • 6% of all business leaders that are satisfied with the results of your company’s innovation work

  • 70% of all innovation- and 70% of all digital change programs fail

  • 95% of all product innovation fail

And this is where the 56000 innovation standard series can play a vital role:

  • Alice de Casanove, Chair of the ISO technical committee responsible for the standard, says "all organisations, whatever their nature or size, need to continually evolve in order to survive, and the ISO 56000 series will help them to do that in a structured and effective way.” 

  • ISO 56002 as described by ISO: “The purpose is to provide guidance on how an organisation could build and what needs to be addressed to build an innovation management system without detailing the specific system itself.”

About Eicorn

Eicorn is a leading innovation management consultancy firm in the nordics and United Kingdom. The company foundation came from a Master Thesis written by one of the founders, at Saïd Business School University of Oxford. Eicorn has its largest office and HQ in Sweden, as well as a presence in the greater London area.
Eicorn - born in Oxford. raised in Sweden