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Robert 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 many groundbreaking discoveries including the Stage-Gate® Idea-to-Launch process. He has published more than 120 academic articles and seven books, including the best selling ‘Winning at New Products”.

Cooper is President of the Product Development Institute Inc., ISBM Distinguished Research Fellow at Pennsylvania State University’s Smeal College of Business Administration, USA, and Professor Emeritus, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Many companies in North America, Europe, and Asia have introduced his methods, e.g. 3M, BASF, BSH, Carlsberg, Caterpillar, D. Swarovski, DuPont, Exxon Chemicals, Henkel, Hewlett Packard, Kraft Foods, Manner, Microsoft, Lego, Voith Paper, Pfizer, Procter & Gamble, Siemens, VISA and many others.

Winner of the best seminar leader of the year at Sweden’s Chalmer’s Institute in Goteburg, Dr. Cooper has also garnered the well-deserved reputation as an excellent, dynamic seminar leader. Cooper’s seminars regularly receive top praise from attendees, including the following from a recent attendee, "inspiring, profound, captivating, practical and effective!”. Visit Dr. Cooper's website.

 

An Interview with Dr. Cooper
 


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