The global skills and competency framework for the digital world

Innovation INOV

Identifying, prioritising, incubating and exploiting opportunities provided by information, communication and digital technologies.

Guidance notes

This skill focuses on a systematic, organisational approach to innovation. It is not describing personal behaviours, such as creativity.

Activities may include — but are not limited to:

  • developing and implementing processes, tools and infrastructures to support innovation
  • implementing innovation practices to support iterative/agile working
  • facilitating internal and external communities, employees, commercial partners, customers, users and other stakeholders in the innovation process
  • providing a framework for governance, monitoring and reporting on the innovation process.

Innovation: Level 5

Manages the innovation pipeline and executes innovation processes.

Develops and adapts innovation tools, processes and infrastructures to drive the process of innovation. Identifies resources and capabilities needed to support innovation.

Encourages and motivates innovation communities, teams and individuals to share creative ideas and learn from failures.

Manages and facilitates the communication and open flow of creative ideas between interested parties and the set-up of innovation networks and communities.

Innovation: Level 6

Obtains organisational commitment to innovation.

Develops organisational capabilities to drive innovation.

Leads and plans the development of innovation capabilities and implementation of innovation processes, tools and frameworks.

Leads the communication and an open flow of creative ideas between interested parties and the set-up of innovation networks and communities.

Innovation: Level 7

Leads development of a culture that encourages innovation, risk-taking and collaboration.

Embeds innovation processes throughout business units and links strategy execution with innovation.

Aligns organisational and individual objectives, measures and rewards with innovation.