GIMI Is The World’s Largest Organization for Innovation Professionals

Founded in 2009, the Global Innovation Management Institute (GIMI-IAOIP) is the first global standard certification board for  innovation management incorporating ISO standards as part of the framework



GIMI was initiated by a worldwide group of chief innovation officers, innovation executives, academics and consultants in 2009. Our global advocacy for making innovation a professional business discipline is reinforced by our universally recognized standards and certifications, extensive academic programs, communities of practice, and professional development opportunities. In 2023, GIMI merged with International Association of Innovation Professionals (IAOIP), a membership association sharing a similar mission and actively involved in the development of innovation ISO standards. This merger marked the establishment of the largest professional organization on innovation worldwide.



To democratize innovation worldwide by certifying one million individuals and companies. 

  • Spreading and increasing the adoption of innovation standards and best practices in innovation
  • Helping individuals, companies, training organizations and regions develop world-class innovation capabilities through global standards, testing protocols and innovation certification
  • Building a vibrant community of innovation practitioners that is active in the design and execution of building to the vision of GIM Institute


GIM Institute aspires to make innovation a professional business discipline that can be taught in academic institutions, corporate and government academies, and professional organizations, and can be adopted across organizations.


At the core of GIMI’s mission lies a commitment to driving social impact initiatives that empower communities, promote education, and foster positive change. GIMI has initiated multiple social initiatives including the LISC Digital Growth Accelerator helping over 200 SMEs across 15 different industries, and the GIMI Impact program which has hosted 4000 students and over 200 teachers.

The LISC Digital Growth Accelerator, is a program initiated during the pandemic aiming to assist SMEs in underserved communities in fixing their core business and finding new growth opportunities. Evolving and scaling to 13 cohorts as of today, the LISC Digital Growth Accelerator has been delivered in various cities including Boston, Newark, LA, Cucuta, Barcelona, and Hong Kong
GIMI Impact is a social innovation program designed to empower high school students to solve different social challenges using innovation. Through this program, GIMI empower students to become catalysts for change and innovation in their communities but also shape them into future active citizens who will address the planet’s challenges with innovative minds and compassionate spirits

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