The objectives of the audit are
- to provide a common language for discussing readiness to innovate
- to identify the requirements to implement successfully an innovation initiative.
- to establish goals to develop weak or missing capabilities.
The benefits of the audit are that it
- is research-based
- is specific to a particular innovation initiative
- enables an organisation to answer the question “can we do this?”
- reduces the risk that an organisation undertakes an initiative that is beyond its capabilities.
The audit process
The process is as follows
- Orientation to assessment process (by CENTRIM staff or DVD).
- Training of nominated in-company assessor (if required).
- Assessment process undertaken (either by CENTRIM staff or company assessor).
- Prioritised capability development requirements list produced for company management to cost and consider.
For assessment conducted by CENTRIM, with analysis and consulting support, the guide-price is £3500 (excluding VAT, if applicable).
For supply of the assessment process, explanatory materials and telephone support from CENTRIM, with a licence for use in a single organisation, the price is £1500 (excluding VAT, if applicable).
Other service variations are available.