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Innovation generation

Each day, innovators in the business world create new products, methods and ideas. So what does this all mean for standards? This edition of ISOfocus looks at the ever-changing innovation landscape and how ISO’s portfolio of standards initiatives can be used to promote it.

This innovation issue takes you from the depths of clean cookstoves to the edge of space to grapple with complex engineering. You will also discover the unexpected benefits of innovation management systems as well as the latest advances in blockchain technology. Lastly, a prominent innovation economics professor tells us why standards are key to surviving in the 21st-century global economy.

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September/October 2020

Innovation generation

All industries have to continually innovate, whether its technology or retail. But how? Look no further than this edition of ISOfocus for more.

Innovate... or break!

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Climate change, cyber-attacks and business disruptors may, at first glance, seem unrelated but they are all key threats to business sustainability. There …

 

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Innovation at ISO is a way of working, a mindset.

Sergio Mujica, Secretary General, ISO
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The virtuous circle of innovation management

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One of the many benefits of ISO’s new standard on innovation management is that it delivers across the board, keeping businesses of all sizes agile, adaptable and resilient enough to cope with today’s challenges. Here, experts from two companies –one big, one small – explain why ISO 56002 is a key driver …

The launchpad for great ideas

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If you’ve ever had the feeling that the more you find out, the more you realize you don’t know, then spare a thought for those exploring space. For them, the only thing expanding as quickly as the universe itself are the data generated along the way.

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