Innovation Institute

Membership for Individuals

To be a recognised professional innovator, you can apply for a membership of the Institute. There are three professional membership categories reflecting the evolving skillset of innovation professionals and each conferring the use of a post-nominal.

  • Fellow: FIKE
  • Member: MIKE
  • Associate: AIKE

Membership criteria is outlined below.  To join the Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange, please send us your CV.

CPD

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 Informal CPD

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.

Membership

IKE, the Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange, offers three membership grades designed to reflect the progressive skills and expertise of innovation and knowledge exchange professionals.

Fellows (FIKE) Members (MIKE) Associates (AIKE)
Have experience using future trends to develop innovation strategies, bringing innovation to the market and demonstrating the value of innovation. This grade requires nomination by 2 other IKE Fellows. Have experience identifying opportunities, developing & implementing innovation and supporting innovation within others. Have an interest in or support the delivery of innovation.

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 CV. You should include:

Qualifications Professional Experience CPD and Publications
This should include your highest and most relevant qualifications and any professional qualifications you hold. Have experience identifying opportunities, developing & implementing innovation and supporting innovation within others.
Have an interest in or support the delivery of innovation.
Please give us examples of how you have kept yourself up to date through CPD (including courses, informal training, mentoring, reading and seminars) as well as any relevant publications.

Annual Membership Fees

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.

Fellows Members Associates
£100 £85 £65

Terms and Conditions & Code of Ethics

Please ensure that you read these documents, which all members are required to accept.

Data Policy and Privacy

Please ensure that you read these documents, which all members are required to accept.

Benefits

  Membership level (Post-nominal) Fellow (FIKE) Member (MIKE) Associate (AIKE)
Belonging to and contributing to a profession driven by innovators
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
Joining the Editorial Board for Brite - the Innovation Journal  

The Institute frequently runs events that encourage interaction between specialist user groups from business and industry, education and research organisations and policy makers. Such interactions are key to informing successful market-led innovations, generating new knowledge and turning it into new products and services that will enhance the UK’s competitiveness and growth particularly in science, engineering and technology sectors. Attendance may be restricted and/or a fee charged for certain events.

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