IAOIP’s Innovation Certifications validate that the holder has the proven tools to drive meaningful innovation and the related results and successes in their organization, community, and world. IAOIP’s Academy platform provides members with the latest in innovation training. IAOIP is the only US TAG group for ISO 279 – developing and driving THE global Standards in innovation – setting the bar for Innovation going forward. Join the organization driving global Innovation, Certifications, and networked community!
In 2007, Brett Trusko founded the International Journal of Innovation Science in an effort to professionalize the job of the innovator in the corporate setting. In 2013, after years of hearing executive management express the need to make better hiring decisions in their innovation function, (Dr.) Brett Trusko founded the International Association of Innovation Professionals (IAOIP). He had a few simple goals for complex initiatives including help executives make better informed decisions about their innovation hires, deliver innovation tools to change the world, and solve organizational problems surrounding innovation.
With the afore-mentioned goal in mind, coupled with the vision of standardizing innovation– the approach, practice, commercialization, hiring of innovators, etc. – while still encouraging free-flowing creativity, Trusko assembled a best-in-class team who brought a creative, foundational and scientific approach to innovation. Thus the IAIOP offered a respite for those seeking greater understanding, standard practices and methodology, and provided much needed organizational legitimacy in the field of innovation.
In 2015, IAOIP began offering certifications which follow the principles and requirements of ANSI/ISO certifying bodies. Since that time over 1000 certifications have been awarded to professionals across the globe. The association prides itself on meeting the needs of global organizations and offers 5 innovation certification opportunities which include: