Global Innovation Institute

GInI | Global Innovation Institute, is the world’s leading professional certification, accreditation, and membership association in the field of innovation.

HIGHER INNOVATION CENTER is now officially an Authorized Training Provider (ATP)® of Global Innovation Institute.

1. Exam Preparation training 
  A. Certified Innovation Professional (CInP)®
  B. Certified Design Thinking Professional (CDTP)®
  C. Certified Innovation Strategist (CInS)®
  D. Certified Chief Innovation Officer (CCInO)®
  E. Authorized Innovation Assessor (AInA)®

2. Book Sales
  A. GInI Applied Innovation Master Book®

GInI Applied Innovation Master Book

The GInI Applied Innovation Master Book® is a comprehensive reference book written for working business professionals seeking to understand the diverse array of concepts associated with business innovation.

The book presents these concepts in such a way that the business professional can understand them in the context of the whole of innovation practice, so that they can put them to effective use at each level of the organization.

The book is structured in a way that first presents the foundational knowledge of business innovation and then examines the respective work of Innovation Professionals, Innovation Managers, Innovation Strategists, and Chief Innovation Officers, as well as presents a detailed understanding of the Design Thinking process and its associated Design Methods.

Authorized Innovation Assessor

GInI Authorized Innovation Assessor (AInA)® is GInI's recognition of individuals who have met GInI’s standard for being capable of conducting innovation maturity assessments on behalf of organizations seeking to secure certification as a GInI Certified Innovative Organization (CInOrg)®. AInAs are also authorized by GInI to conduct accreditation assessments for Innovation Labs, Business Incubators, and Accelerator Programs, as well as to submit Innovation Endorsement Applications on behalf of businesses.

Certified Chief Innovation Officer

GInI Certified Chief Innovation Officer (CCInO)® is GInI’s recognition of senior business leaders who have demonstrated an     advanced understanding of key topics relating to enterprise innovation, innovation strategy, innovation groups, innovation spaces, management and workplace innovation, and other leading innovation practices

Certified Design Thinking Professional 

 GInI Certified Design Thinking Professional (CDTP)® is GInI’s recognition of innovation professionals who have demonstrated an advanced understanding of the key topics relating to Human-Centered Design, Design Thinking, the Design Thinking process, and Design Methods.

Certified Innovation Professional

GInI Certified Innovation Professional (CInP)® is GInI’s recognition of working professionals who have demonstrated an advanced understanding of key topics relating to business innovation and innovation management.


Certified Innovation Strategist

GInI Certified Innovation Strategist (CInS)® is GInI’s recognition of business leaders who have demonstrated an advanced understanding of key topics relating to innovation strategy, business model innovation, customer experience innovation, and opportunity promotion.