World’s Top Innovation Management Scholar, Dr. Robert G. Cooper, Currently
ANCASTER, ONTARIO, CANADA - May 20, 2010 - Stage-Gate International today announces
Dr. Robert Cooper’s bi-annual trip to Europe during the month of May 2010. 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 during a recession
and helping companies innovate in a flat market.
Award-winning author, researcher and public speaker, Cooper is hosting the following events:
Cooper’s events are based on his popular book, Product
Innovation and Technology Strategy, which was released September 2009. The
book provides business executives with a practical roadmap that can help them to chart a
strategic direction and focus for their product innovation efforts. The book can be
purchased at www.prod-dev.com.
- Bregenz, Austria on May 17-18, 2010 - “Deciding Your New Product Portfolio: Making
Strategic Choices & Picking Winners”
- Frankfurt, Germany on May 19, 2010 - “Developing an Innovation & Technology
Strategy: How to Innovate When the Market is Flat”
- Copenhagen, Demark on May 26-27, 2010 - “How to Innovate and Grow When the Market
is Flat” in Copenhagen on May 26-27.
- Gothenburg, Sweden on May 24-25, 2010 - “Advanced Techniques for Accelerating
the New Product Process for Maximum Productivity”
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.prod-dev.com for
more on how to improve your approach to new product development.
Executive Vice President, Global Growth
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.