The article is devoted to the peculiarities of functioning of the innovation society as an object of social-philosophical cognition. Special attention is paid to the research of the problem of the innovation system, which is the distinctive feature and innovative society. The article presents the fundamental elements of the research process for the development of innovative society, the processes of renewal and the functions of the innovation society. Special attention is paid to the development of the priorities of education in innovative society and the рrolegomena of open education. In summary, the author makes a conclusion about the prospects for the development of innovative society, its socio-philosophical conceptualization. In modern terms as the direct object of the socio-philosophical cognition is implemented on a global scale innovative model of society and an innovative model of a person (personality). Innovation society as an object of social-philosophical cognition is characterized by several features. At the present stage this is primarily due to such factors as innovation, which can be defined as the target change in the structure or functionality of a particular type. Innovation is understood as the successful application of ideas to solve the existing problems, as well as opening up new opportunities, providing knowledge, creative thinking, ingenuity and dedication. Innovation can enhance the level of structural organization and make changes in the processes of the functioning of society, and in the presence of a crisis affect its state of extreme insecurity. Innovations are powerful and effective lever of the development and self-development of society and its individual sectors. The production and use of innovations and the availability of permanent social mechanisms of reproduction of innovation opportunities is provided by the innovation process. It is a dynamic and positive view of the interaction between the innovator with the external environment as a result of a meaningful purposeful change of a condition of practical activities through the application of new, or previously not used in this branch of knowledge. Innovative society is one of the distinguishing features of the developed countries in the world which consists of the formation of economic systems, knowledge-based, where the sources of competitive privileges are not resources and cheap labor, and information and ideas. The innovative type of the development is based on the creative use of information, which allows to generate new knowledge in the future to embody it in a variety of public goods.