Elijah Eilert speaks to Andy Cars, the founder and CEO of Lean Ventures International, about ISO standards for innovation management. Having participated in the ISO creation process, Andy Cars will discuss the concepts around ISO standards and how organisations can benefit from them. The aim is to create a long-term innovation strategy and transform an organisation's culture into a value creation mindset.
“Innovation activities need to address high degrees of variation and uncertainty, particularly during the early creative phases. They're exploratory and characterised by search, experimentation and learning. As the process progresses, knowledge is gained, and uncertainty is reduced.”
“Value is not limited to financial value, but can be any kind of value should such as experience wellbeing or social value”
Andy is a serial entrepreneur with 16 years of international experience. In addition to coaching more than 200 startup teams on how to take their ideas to market, he has worked with some of the world’s largest companies to help build their innovation capabilities. Andy is currently on the investment committee of the European Innovation Council that is tasked with funding European startups. He has also co-written ISO 56002, the world’s first international guiding standard for innovation management. Andy is passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship and likes to see both the businesses and people that he works with grow and prosper.