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World-Renowned Innovation Expert, Dr. Robert G. Cooper, Visits Europe to Deliver Product Innovation Training Seminars

ANCASTER, ONTARIO, CANADA (May 10, 2012) - Stage-Gate International today announces Dr. Robert G. Cooper’s bi-annual trip to Europe during the month of May, 2012.  Robert Cooper, the World’s Top Innovation Management Scholar, will lead events on product innovation success, with a focus on using innovation as a growth strategy to help companies innovate in a flat market and develop bold new innovative products.

A prolific author, researcher, and public speaker, Dr. Cooper will be hosing the following events:

  • May 10-11 in Goteborg, Sweden: “Innovation Strategy & Portfolio Management”
  • May 21-22 in Berlin, Germany: “Ambitious Innovation: New Products for Real Business Growth”
  • May 23-24 in Copenhagen, Denmark: “Maximise Your New-Product Development Productivity”
  • May 26-27 in Goteborg, Sweden: “Winning at Product Innovation”

Cooper’s events are based on his best-selling publications Product Innovation and Technology Strategy, and Lean, Rapid and Profitable New Product Development, as well as his latest book Winning at New Products: Creating Value Through Innovation, 4th Edition (released July 2011). These books help executive advance their awareness and understanding of the world’s most effective product innovation practices - for a full listing of books authored by Dr. Cooper, click here.

For more information, please contact visit www.prod-dev.com, or call +1-905-637-8793.

For speaking inquiries, please contact:

Michael Booker
Solutions Manager, Global Solutions
michael.booker@stage-gate.com
+1-905-637-8793
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.

About Product Development Institute
Product Development Institute (www.prod-dev.com) is dedicated to helping companies improve their approach to new product development and portfolio management. Led by internationally recognized experts in the field of product development, Drs. Robert Cooper and Scott Edgett, PDI provides executives and managers with a wide range of products and services aimed at improving companies' new product success rates. Cooper and Edgett have worked with more than 800 businesses, including most Fortune 500 companies, and have compiled the largest knowledge base on product development best-practices in the world.

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