The Total Innovation Management Foundation is a not-for-profit organization devoted entirely to the development and maintenance of the innovation maturity model and the management standards & guidelines. Its main purpose is to develop and maintain the documentation and toolset, to train consultants, assessors and educators, and to accredit and license partners for authorize use of the maturity model, typically through certification authorities.

Our Mission

TIM Foundation develops and promotes innovation capability in organizations around the globe using maturity models.

Our Vision

By improving innovation capability, we contribute to the professional development of organizations and help create a better world.

Who do we work for?

The Innovation Maturity Model is used by the following groups:

  • Executives and Managers in organizations who want to have guidance when implementing or improving innovation management processes.
  • Certification Institutes and companies can use the Innovation Maturity Model, to do a light or thorough assessment of an organization’s innovation capability/maturity
  • Industry/branch or public service professionals’ associations can choose to adopt our Innovation Maturity Model and if necessary verticalize it for their respective audiences.
  • Consulting companies can work with the TIM Foundation as Accredited Consulting Partner, implementing our Maturity Model, the standards and guidelines and work methodically with the toolset, using their own intellectual property.

Who we are

Total Innovation Management (TIM) is a not-for-profit foundation, based in the Netherlands. TIM Foundation operates the Innovation Maturity Model, standards and guidelines.


Thought leader on innovation management and new product development. Particularly strategic marketing, new business models, and transitions. Experience with Internet business, digital publishing, open innovation, and software development. One of two co-authors of the first international innovation management standard.

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Raad van Toezicht van Stichting TIM Foundation

Frans Eijpe, Eijpe Business Consulting, docent en onafhankelijk consultant innovatiemanagement, voorzitter

Prof. Dr. Erik-Jan Hultink, Professor, of Product Marketing, Delft University of Technology.
Prof. Dr. Henry Robben, Professor of Marketing, Nyenrode Business Universiteit.