Innovation Management World Authority, Robert G. Cooper, named CHAMPS Lecturer of the Year 2009
ANCASTER, ONTARIO (January 13, 2010) - The Product Development Institute today announced
that its President, Robert G. Cooper, has been named the CHAMPS ‘Lecturer of
the Year 2009’ by the prestigious CHALMERS organization.
As stated in CHALMERS News, December 21, 2009, “Professor Cooper has contributed
to numerous CHAMPS management development programs and seminars and his sessions are recurrently
highly appreciated and receive top evaluation scores. He has combined practical consulting
with ground-breaking research for many years. Award winners are members of CHAMPS faculty
who have proven to provide high value to participants through distinguished content and
communicative skills and who are responsive and cooperative in the design and delivery
of training sessions.”
“This is a real honor for Robert Cooper and for Product Development Institute,” said
Michelle Jones, Executive Vice President. “Designing and delivering high quality
executive education is at the heart of our mission to help organizations succeed at improving
their product innovation performance.”
Robert Cooper is the creator of the world’s most widely implemented innovation process,
Stage-Gate® and is leading the top-rated executive seminar on Accelerating
the Adoption of Stage-Gate Best Practices on April 21-22, 2010 in Philadelphia, PA.
This two-day seminar focuses on how to design and implement an effective and fast-to-market
idea-to-launch new product system modeled on the Stage-Gate process. It is based on principles
outlined in our best-selling book Winning at New Products: Accelerating the Process from
Idea to Launch.
Learn why some companies are so successful at product innovation, why some
new products are big winners, and why so many others are not. This information,
based on the seminar leaders’ extensive and widely-published research,
lead to insights into the ten critical success factors - the ten most important
things that separate winners from losers, which you must build into your new
product methodology and system.
For more information on bringing Dr. Robert Cooper to your Corporate Event,
or Stage-Gate International’s public seminars and training events, please
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About Dr. Robert G. Cooper
Robert G. Cooper is one of the most influential innovation thought leaders in
the business world today. He pioneered the original research that led to his
many groundbreaking discoveries including the Stage-Gate Idea-to-Launch Process.
Now implemented by almost 80% of North American companies, it is considered to
be one of the most important discoveries in the field of innovation management.
He has spent more than 30 years studying the practices and pitfalls of 3,000+
new product projects in hundreds of companies and has assembled the world’s
most comprehensive research on the topic. His presentations and practical consulting
advice have been widely applauded by corporate and business event audiences throughout
the world making him one of the most sought-after speakers.
A prolific author, he has published more than 100 academic articles and eleven
books, including the best selling Winning at New Products, 3rd Edition. He is
the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the Crawford Fellow from
the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) and the Maurice Holland
Award from the Industrial Research Institute (IRI). Dr. Cooper is a Professor
Emeritus of Marketing and Technology Management at the Michael G. DeGroote School
of Business at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada and Distinguished Fellow
at the Institute for the Study of Business Markets (ISBM) at Penn State University
in Pennsylvania, USA.
Product Development Institute
Product Development Institute
Product Development Institute is dedicated to helping companies improve their approach
to new product development and portfolio management. The Institute has conducted some of
the world's most comprehensive research and best practices in new product development -
research that has led to some of the most important discoveries in product innovation such
as: the widely used Stage-Gate® system; the concept of New Product Portfolio
Management; and the Innovation Diamond™ Framework.