Innovation management: a business choice

Published: 25 September 2009

Policies & Issues: Internal Market - Compliance, Standards & Enforcement


Orgalime supports the idea that innovation can be stimulated through raising company awareness with European guidelines about the role of standards and innovation management good practices.

Orgalime believes that innovation management should stay a business-driven process free from bureaucratic validation procedures.

Orgalime calls on the European Commission to refrain from mandating CEN TC 389 for making certifiable innovation-management standards for two reasons:

1. It would be counterproductive for the innovation capacity of companies that decide to make use of public funding under these conditions, especially SMEs that are more financially dependent on funding opportunities to develop their innovative ideas into successful products.
2. Mandating CEN TC 389 to aim at certification would completely undermine the European Commission’s efforts towards free competition within the Internal Market.

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