To be a recognised professional innovator, you can apply for a membership of the Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange. There are two professional membership categories reflecting the evolving skillset of innovation professionals and each conferring the use of a post-nominal.
Membership criteria is outlined below.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) refers to the process of tracking and documenting the skills, knowledge and experience that you gain both formally and informally as you work, beyond any initial training. It’s a record of what you experience, learn and then apply.
Members of the Institute are encouraged to undertake a minimum of 20 hours of formal and informal CPD per annum.
Formal CPD can be any form of structured learning that has clear learning objectives and outcomes, such as a professional course, structured online training, technical authorship, learning that includes an assessment measure or self-managed learning that can be assessed by an expert third party.
Informal CPD is any self-managed learning that is relevant or related to your professional role. This could include activities such as private study, on-the-job training, attendance at informal seminars or events where the focus is on knowledge sharing.
IKE, the Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange, offers two membership grades designed to reflect the progressive skills and expertise of innovation and knowledge exchange professionals.
Fellowship is a prestigious honour only granted to individuals who have sustained high levels of achievement for at least five years within the innovation discipline. Candidates applying for the grade of Fellowship must show evidence of their senior innovation responsibility, specific personal contributions, achievements and associated impact covering the outlined criteria.
Membership is granted to individuals who have experience and can demonstrate entrepreneurial skills and the capability and capacity to formulate and implement innovation projects and plans. Candidates applying for the grade of Membership must show evidence of applying innovation tools and methods to demonstrate their innovation achievements, specific personal contributions and impact on others as highlighted in the admission criteria.The requisite admission criteria requires the individual to be educated to a Graduate Level/ Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent), as a minimum.
As with other professional bodies, IKE has a Code of Ethics which defines and binds the professional outlook of our members. In applying to join IKE you agree to abide by the Code of Ethics as well as the terms and conditions of membership (see below):
To join IKE, send us your Response Submission should highlight how you meet the Criteia for applied Grade as outlined below (no more than 4 sides of A4):
Admission Criteria For Membership MIKE
Candidates applying for the grade of Membership must show evidence of applying innovation tools and methods to demonstrate their innovation achievements, specific personal contributions and impact on others covering the following 20 points criteria (a minimum of 12 points must be addressed through accessible evidence):
Abilities Criteria for Applying Candidates for the IKE Full Membership Grade:
Typical evidence could include, amongst others, examples of outputs and outcomes (e.g. books, book chapters, journal and conference papers, patents granted, invitations as conference chair, delivery of keynotes, externally awarded research grants and funding as principal investigator, supervision of researchers and innovation teams, scholarly activities (e.g. visiting professorships, doctoral examinations, external examinerships, etc.), reference to publicly available communication collateral could be used.
Successful completion of the IKE Institute’s Certified Innovation Practitioner programme offers an accelerated admission route to the Membership grade. Additional evidence may be required by the Professional Standards Committee.
The Innovation Council reserves the right to make changes to this list from time to time.
© IKE Institute Professional Standards Committee - updated Dec 2021.
Admission Criteria For Fellowship FIKE
Candidates applying for the grade of Fellowship must show evidence of their senior responsibility, specific personal contributions, achievements and associated impact covering the following 20 points (a minimum of 12 points must be addressed through accessible evidence):
Criteria for Applying Candidates for the IKE Full Fellowship Grade:
Examples of evidence demonstrating the individual’s own outputs and outcomes and any publicly referenced sources should be listed.
Candidates who have successfully completed of the IKE Institute’s Certified Innovation and Strategy for Leaders programme will be offered an accelerated route to admission to the Fellowship grade. Additional evidence may be required by the Professional Standards Committee.
The Innovation Council reserves the right to review and make changes to this list from time to time.
© IKE Institute Professional Standards Committee- updated Dec 2021.
Please note that annual fees are payable on 1 July. Members joining after this date will be asked to pay a pro-rata amount. Those paying for multiple years will be eligible for a discount.
These documents as part of the membership admission rules and regulations.
|Membership level (Post-nominal)
Belonging to and contributing to a profession
|Ensuring professional recognition for your
work in innovation and knowledge exchange
|Lobbying and campaigning on key issues for members
|Joining the Innovation Council
|Attending IKE think-tanks and events and contributing to IKE networking forums
(physical and virtual)
|Joining the Editorial Board for Brite -
Innovation Review Journal
Frequently, the IKE Institute runs physical and virtual events with the aim of encouraging engagements and interactions between innovators in different sectors, domains and geographies. Such Knowledge Exchange activities will help to simulate new thinking and drive improvements in product, service, process and business model innovations. Attendance on these events may be restricted. Fees may be charged in relation to certain events.