Innovator Recognition Program
Our Innovator Recognition Program (IRP®) is a universal recognition program for those who contribute to innovation at any level and within any sphere of work. It is the only one of its kind in Australia, and possibly internationally.
Recognition is powerful because it says that innovation is a priority, that innovators are valued and that employees’ ideas are critical to achieving the organisation’s strategic ambitions. It leads to more and better ideas from more employees and builds a culture of continuous, quality innovation that delivers real results.
The value for individual employees is that for the first time there is tangible evidence of their contribution to innovation. They can use this as the basis for career development.
IRP® was jointly developed by the Hargraves Institute and Innovation & Business Skills Australia (IBSA) with funding from the Australian Government.
Recognise your innovators
Recognise your organisation
IRP is a framework that can be adapted to meet the needs of different organisations:
- Organisations that have implemented The Catalyst Approach and are recognised as Certified Innovative Organisations and can award Catalyst IRP certification in line with the guidelines.
- Industry associations and other bodies can use the framework as a basis for the own industry awards, using the IRP criteria.
- Individuals can seek certification from Catalyst Exchange independent of their employer or industry association.
Every person certified is eligible to enter the Catalyst Awards, which are held as part of the annual Hargraves Industry Conference.