Global Innovation Management Institute Announces Partnership with King Abdullah II Center for Excellence (KACE)

Global Innovation Management Institute (GIM Institute), the globally leading certification board for innovation and innovation management, on June 20th, 2019 announced that it has partnered with King Abdullah II Center for Excellence (KACE) to expand its global presence to Jordan.

Through this strategic partnership, GIM Institute and KACE provide innovation certification to Jordanian universities, governmental entities, and professionals.

“King Abdullah II Center for Excellence exists mainly to promote the culture of excellence in Jordan, started back in 2006,” said Dr. Ibrahim Rawabdeh, Executive Director of KACE. “We are at the era seeing business innovation coming to Jordan; everyone is willing to talk, use and implement innovation tools and techniques. We were looking for a reliable global partner to pursue innovation and excellence standards in Jordan and in the region. We see GIM Institute as our partner to achieve it together.”

“We believe, this will be a huge opportunity for both partners, because Jordan is a young and ambitious country, and we believe innovation is one of the main capabilities Jordan needs in order to grow and tackle their challenges,” – said Dr. Abdelrahman Zuraik, the certified trainer and ambassador of the GIM Institute.

Massimo Andriolo, the Board Director of the GIM Institute, welcomed KACE to GIM Institute network of innovators saying that “GIM institute frameworks and methodologies bring structure to creativity to generate new economic value in new ways. I am sure you will have a great success in Jordan, because GIM Institute frameworks can be adapted to your local culture and needs.”

GIM Institute Executive Director Dr. Hitendra Patel shared that the mission of the GIM Institute is to democratize innovation world-wide and KACE is a valuable partner in achieving this mission. Julija Kaminskaite, Business Development Manager at the GIM Institute, added that through innovation we can not only accelerate growth within companies or countries, but also find solutions to the biggest global challenges.


About Global Innovation Management Institute

Founded in 2009, the Global Innovation Management Institute, GIM Institute or in short GIMI, is the global nonprofit standard certification board for innovation and innovation management. GIM Institute was initiated by a group of chief innovation officers, innovation executives, academics and consultants from around the world. GIM Institute’s worldwide advocacy for making innovation a professional business discipline is reinforced by our globally recognized standards and certification program, extensive academic programs, communities of practice, and professional development opportunities.


About King Abdullah II Center for Excellence

King Abdullah II Center for Excellence was founded in in 2006 according to Bylaw Number (6) of the Year 2006, under the chairmanship of His Royal Highness Prince Faisal Bin Al Hussein, running the King Abdullah II Awards for Excellence, which is the most prestigious award for excellence at the national level in all sectors.

King Abdullah II Center for Excellence aims to spread the culture of excellence in Jordan and the region through the development of excellence models/frameworks and assessment criteria based on international best practices, assessment of the institutions  performance and  running  King Abdullah II Awards for Excellence to promote the culture of excellence in all sectors.


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