Innovation Fitness Test as a tool to assess the«health innovation» of the enterprise

This paper explains an approach known as innovation fitness test and/or innovation audit that helps analyse«innovation health» of a company. This tool looks at strategy, processes, organisation, linkages, and learning of a company through the lenses of innovation management. Innovation Fitness Test can be used by companies, as well as consultancy but also in teaching students. Innovation fitness has been translated into a few languages and been applied in a number of countries. This paper describes the experience gained by the authors of this article when using innovation fitness test in their research and teaching practice.

Keywords: Innovation Fitness Test (IFT), innovation audit, innovation management, educational process