ISO 56001 Lead Auditor (Pilot) – starting September 3rd 2024

Learn the necessary innovation management knowledge to become an ISO 56001 Lead Auditor.


The new certifiable standard, ISO 56001 Innovation management system – Requirements, can be used by all kinds of organizations, large and small, private and public, in any sector, to build an innovation management system and demonstrate compliance with the standard’s requirements. If you want to learn how to perform any kind of innovation management audit, this program is for you!

The training program provides learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform first-, second-, and third-party audits of innovation management systems against ISO 56001, in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO 17021, as applicable.

The program offers a hybrid learning experience, combining self-paced studies, including Ainno, your AI-powered training assistant, at our content-rich learning portal with expert-led online sessions and workshops. This allows you to learn at your own pace while benefiting from guidance, interaction, and networking.

Read more about the program – here.


You can start the program at any time and get access to all learning materials, including 12 e-learning modules, for 12 months. The following live online sessions are part of this program.

Session #1: Kick-off and introduction to ISO 56001 auditing (1 hour live online)
September 3rd, 2024, 15:00-16:00 CET

Session #2: Fundamentals of systematic innovation management (2 hours live online)
September 10th, 2024, 15.00-17.00 CET

Session #3: Uncertainty & insights (2 hours live online)
September 24th, 2024, 15.00-17.00 CET

Session #4: Strategy & processes (2 hours live online)
October 8th, 2024, 15.00-17.00 CET

Session #5: Leadership & culture (2 hours live online)
October 22nd, 2024, 15.00-17.00 CET

Session #6: Workshops on the interpretation and evaluation of requirements (two half days online live workshops)
November 25th, 2024, 15.00-18.00 CET
November 26th, 2024, 15.00-18.00 CET

The online sessions will be recorded for later review.

NOTE: All study material is in English, and we speak English during our sessions.

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Date and time

Start: September 03, 2024

15:00 CET

End: November 26, 2024

18:00 CET

Program fee

Pilot fee: 1500 Euros (Regular fee: 3500 Euros) per participant + VAT if applicable


Create an immediate impact through new value creation, and raise your sustainable innovation performance with professional capabilities.

Innovation activities must be treated as any other mission-critical activity. It’s about knowing how and when to do it – but also when not to innovate. Build a strong professional foundation using a proactive and systematic way of working.