Global Innovation Institute

GInI is the world’s leading professional certification, accreditation, and membership association in the field of innovation. GInI sets the standard for innovation excellence around the globe.

GInI is the only innovation certification body in the world which employed the globally-recognized role delineation study process in establishing its professional certification examinations

GInI aims to advance individual careers and transform organizational achievements by advancing the profession of innovation leadership. It does this through its globally recognized standards, tools, publications, resources, professional development courses,  certifications, applied research, and networking opportunities.

GInI’s Professional Certification Program involves five unique certifications, each based on a corresponding professional examination. View the descriptions below to determine which of these best matches your education, experience, and professional needs. The five certifications are:

The Certified Innovative Professional - CInP

This certification is GInI’s recognition of working professionals who demonstrate an advanced understanding of key topics in business innovation and innovation management. This certification affirms an individual’s proficiency in key and foundational innovation methods and tools. This includes research and insights mining, brainstorming, the GInI Breakthrough Innovation Method, Design Thinking, innovation project structuring, the GInI Innovation Management System, the different roles of the Innovation Manager, leading and building innovation teams, engagement & Entrapreneuring, open innovation, innovation storytelling, and idea selection.

The Certified Design Thinking Professional - CDTP

This certification is GInI’s recognition of business leaders who have demonstrated an advanced understanding of key topics in innovation strategy, business model innovation, customer experience innovation, and opportunity promotion.

This certification affirms an individual proficiency at select advanced innovation methods and tools. This includes innovation strategy formation, the GInI Innovation Strategy Cycle, the GInI Strategic Innovation Compass, the GInI Strategic Innovation Roadmap, strategic innovation portfolios, the GInI Business Model Innovation Framework and Business Model Canvas, the GInI Customer Experience Journey Map, and the GInI Winning Business Plan and Pitch Decks.

The Certified Innovative Strategist - CInS

This certification is GInI’s recognition of business leaders who have demonstrated an advanced understanding of key topics in innovation strategy, business model innovation, customer experience innovation, and opportunity promotion.

This certification affirms an individual proficiency at select advanced innovation methods and tools. This includes innovation strategy formation, the GInI Innovation Strategy Cycle, the GInI Strategic Innovation Compass, the GInI Strategic Innovation Roadmap, strategic innovation portfolios, the GInI Business Model Innovation Framework and Business Model Canvas, the GInI Customer Experience Journey Map, and the GInI Winning Business Plan and Pitch Decks.

The Certified Chief Innovation Officer - CCInO

This certification is GInI’s recognition of senior business leaders who have demonstrated an advanced understanding of key topics relating to enterprise innovation, innovation strategy, innovation groups, innovation spaces, management and workplace innovation, and other leading innovation practices.

This certification affirms an individual proficiency at executive-level innovation practices and methods. This includes enterprise innovation programs, the GInI Enterprise Innovation Architecture, innovation strategy formation, the GInI Strategic Innovation Compass, the GInI Strategic Innovation Roadmap, strategic innovation portfolios, management and workplace innovation, the GInI Experiential Human Innovation Framework, innovation group design, innovation space design, outcome-driven innovation, discovery-driven innovation, and innovation maturity.

The Authorized Innovation Assesor

This certification is GInI recognition of individuals who have met GInI’s standard for being capable of conducting innovation maturity assessments on behalf of organizations seeking to secure certification as a GInI Certified Innovative Organization (CInOrg) ® . AInAs are also authorized by GInI to conduct accreditation assessments for Innovation Labs, Business Incubators, and Accelerator Programs, as well as to submit Innovation Endorsement Applications on behalf of businesses.

GInI AInAs are the only individuals authorized by GInI to conduct GInI Innovation Maturity Assessments. They are also the only individuals authorized by GInI to conduct GInI Innovation Lab, Business Incubator, and Accelerator Program accreditation assessments, as well as to submit Innovation Endorsement Applications on behalf of businesses, which similarly allows GInI to ensure an appropriate level of objectivity and transparency in these processes as well.

GInI Applied Innovation Master Book® – AInMB

The GInI Applied Innovation Master Book® is a comprehensive reference book written for working business professionals seeking to understand the diverse array of concepts associated with business innovation. The book presents these concepts in such a way that business professionals can understand and apply in the context of the whole practice of innovation and use effectively at every level of the organization.

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