July 27, 2018

U.S. Chamber Statement on ISO 279 – Innovation Management


U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Global Innovation Policy Center Vice President Patrick Kilbride and the International Association of Innovation Professionals President and CEO Brett Trusko issued the following statement today regarding the United States delegation to the International Standards Organization (ISO) for the development of an innovation management standard:

“In June of 2018, the United States Chamber of Commerce and the International Association of Innovation Professionals joined forces to facilitate the accreditation by the American National Standards Institute of the United States Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to represent the U.S. in the development of an international standard for innovation management (ISO TC 279 – https://www.iso.org/committee/4587737.html).

“The standard would allow companies throughout the world to collaborate in innovation initiatives and create a standard vocabulary to be used when collaborating on international innovation initiatives. Of particular importance is the representation of the United States in intellectual property standards, which can assist and offer confidence that ideas will be protected in global open innovation initiatives. Additionally, participation by U.S. companies in the development of the standards will assure U.S. companies that the gold standard of innovation, as developed over the last century by American companies be enshrined in the international standard.

“The TAG invites qualified individuals who are interested in representing U.S. interests in the development of the international innovation management standard to join the TAG and participate in the international effort.”

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations. Its International Affairs division includes more than 80 regional and policy experts and 25 country- and region-specific business councils and initiatives. The U.S. Chamber also works closely with 117 American Chambers of Commerce abroad.

The Chamber’s Global Innovation Policy Center is working around the world to champion innovation and creativity through intellectual property standards that create jobs, save lives, advance global economic and cultural prosperity, and generate breakthrough solutions to global challenges.

The International Association of Innovation Professionals represent thousands of professionals in over 100 countries dedicated to the “professionalization” of innovation through educational initiatives and certification exams for professional innovators. The IAOIP is the only innovation certifying bodies compliant with the ISO requirements for certifying bodies. The U.S. TAG is an select working group open only to U.S. residents and citizens.

Applications to the TAG are accepted at: https://www.iaoip.org/page/ISO279Descrip

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