Global Innovation Management Institute (GIMI) Level 1-Associate Certification Program


GIMI is the global standard certification board for innovation and innovation management. The GIMI Level 1-Associate Certification Program is designed to provide participants with a deeper understanding of the best tried and tested innovation frameworks, methodologies, and tools. Participants are expected to gain the necessary skills to become innovation ambassadors who can help transform their organization's culture and build a pipeline and the platform to drive the organization's vision and strategy.

The program will be led by Embiggen's GIMI Certified Trainers. At the end of the certification program, participants must pass a final examination to complete the level and receive their GIMI Level 1- Associate Certification.


Classes for the public run of the program is held on Tuesdays and Thursday from 6PM-8PM for three consecutive weeks. The next cohort will be starting on 18 July 2023.

The program runs for a total of three (3) weeks with six (6) sessions excluding the examination day:

  • Session 1: Demystifying Innovation
  • Session 2: Innovation Intent
  • Session 3: Business Opportunities
  • Session 4: Fields of Play
  • Session 5: Business Concepts
  • Session 6: Business Cases

Why should I take this program?

  • Learn the basics of innovation and techniques used to generate innovative ideas.
  • De-risk your organization's innovation initiatives and equip yourself with the skills you need to position your projects to succeed.
  • Participants learn at their own pace by attending workshops, studying the Innovation Management
  • Body of Knowledge guide book assigned to their level, and doing projects.

Benefits of the Certification to Organizations

  • Have innovation ambassadors that can help transform the culture to become more innovative with the right tools and techniques
  • Build a pipeline and platform to drive the organization's vision and strategy
  • Take the organization's vision and strategy to the next level through the program
  • Drive innovation in all aspects of the organization
  • Establish and connect with a network of innovation professionals all around the globe
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