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 ground-breaking 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; an award-winning lecturer at Chalmers Institute in Gothenburg, Sweden; and Professor Emeritus, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, Canada.
Many companies in Europe, North America and Asia have introduced his methods, e.g. 3M, ABB, Atlas-Copco, BASF, Bosche Appliances, Carls-berg, Caterpillar, DuPont, Exxon Chemicals, Guinness, Henkel, Hewlett Packard, Kraft Foods, LEGO, Mars, Microsoft, Novo-Nordisk, Orkla Foods, Pfizer, Procter & Gamble, Siemens, Swarovski Crystal, Velux, Voith Paper, Volvo, VISA, and many others.