The Continuous Innovation Framework (COIN) is an open-source process model for corporate innovation management. It is compliant with the ISO 56000 standard for Innovation Management Systems. COIN is designed to help large organizations successfully and continuously develop, scale and embed innovations and thus create a continuous Return on Innovation. COIN is available, free to use, on http://www.continuousinnovation.net

COIN was developed in 2018 in recognition of the challenges that large organizations face when innovating, such as limited capacity for development, long lead times to market, scope-creep, prioritization against running business (portfolio management), and unclear ownership and targets in scale-up and embedding.

COIN is published by an independent editorial board of innovation professionals, led by Arent van ‘t Spijker, author of the book ‘Continuous Innovation’. The framework is built upon best practices in innovation such as Eric Ries’ Lean Startup, Osterwalder’s Value Proposition Design, Croll & Yoskovitz’s Lean Analytics. It blends these practices with short-cycled, iterative ways of proving assumptions and ideas, decentralized decision-making in clear stage-gates, a structured process of measurements, and ownership in scaling-up and embedding and compatibility with Agile ways of working (such as scrum and kanban), and lean portfolio management.

COIN is supported by training and certification for innovation professionals, innovators, and senior management.

Feel free to get in touch with us to find out more about COIN. We’re happy to talk to you in person and get you on your way to use COIN in your organization. Are you interested in hosting a COIN Community meeting in your town? Get in touch! We’ll you to set it up.


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