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World Renowned Innovation Expert, Dr. Robert G. Cooper, Visits Australia to Lead Product Innovation Training Seminars

ANCASTER, ONTARIO, CANADA - March 05, 2011 - Stage-Gate International today announces Dr. Robert Cooper’s annual visit to Australia during the month of March 2011.  Robert Cooper, the world’s top innovation management scholar, will present strategies and tactics to help companies generate product ideas, pick the winners and launch successful new products.

Cooper is an award-winning author, researcher and public speaker, who is known for delivering top notch speaking engagements that cut through the issues and offer numerous real company examples to convey his important messages. Some of the public seminars that are open to business executives include:

  • Sydney, Australia on March 14-15, 2011. This seminar is entitled “Winning at New Products and Implementing Stage-Gate”
  • Melbourne, Australia on March 17-18, 2011. This seminar is entitled “Optimizing Your New Product Portfolio - Making Strategic Choices and Picking Winners”

Cooper’s upcoming seminars are based on his newly revised and expanded ‘Winning at New Products’, 4th Edition book, which will be released this July 2011. In this edition, Robert Cooper demonstrates why consistent product development is so vital to corporate growth and success. Pre-order your book today at http://www.stage-gate.com.

Michelle Jones, EVP
T. 905-304-8797
F. 905-304-8799
E. michelle.jones@stage-gate.com
W. www.prod-dev.com

About Robert G. Cooper

Dr. 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. Visit Stage-Gate International at www.stage-gate.com  for more on how to improve your approach to new product development.

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.


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