ISO 56006 is an international innovation management standard providing tools and methods for strategic intelligence management. The standard offers guidelines for strategic intelligence in innovation management, thereby helping organizations establish efficient processes to optimise the use of information.
Our dynamic and unstable world requires strategic managers to apply knowledge, information and analysis when they define the strategy for their organization and its innovation activities. Based on efficient analysis and use of information, organizations and enterprises can respond efficiently to changes in their environment thereby gaining a competitive advantage. Organizations and enterprises can use the standard for a number of purposes, including implementing a structured approach to problem solving and predicting risks and uncertainty.
Strategic intelligence is cross-disciplinary and cross sectorial in nature. Therefore the standard can be used by all organisations and enterprises. ISO 56006 is not limited to innovation activities but is applicable to all areas where knowledge is required for strategic decision making and subsequent actions.