Internationally recognized expert in the field of innovation management

  • Bob Cooper brings a systematic approach to the strategy and tactics of product development…The message to senior people is this: innovate or die!
    – Electronic Business Magazine, USA
  • I just attended your Stage Gate Innovation seminar in Boston recently and was quite impressed with the content – hands down the best seminar I've ever attended.
    – John J. Binder, Marketing Manager, Nordson Corporation, USA
  • The professional content of the seminar is very relevant and the way it was presented by Robert Cooper was elegant – the content was interesting and he managed to hold the participants’ attention. Especially, all the good examples and histories from ‘the real world’ was great!
    – Bo Jürgensen, Bang & Olufsen, Denmark
  • It was great to have the up front and personal teaching approach. It [NPD] is a very complex area and was presented and taught with impact, enthusiasm and consideration. It was very useful to have [his] thoughts on our specific company issues as we developed our own understanding and questions about the portfolio management process.
    – Katie Bell, Strategic Planning Director, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, USA
  • Robert G. Cooper’s seminars are inspiring, profound, captivating, practical and effective: ready to use knowledge for your company.
    – Richard Wenk, Director of Innovation Management, Leica Geosystems AG, Switzerland.
  • Bob Cooper is an excellent speaker and teacher. The seminar was exciting and inspiring as well as pragmatic and goal-oriented. The content has exactly met our needs, and we can immediately incorporate it into our company’s innovation practices.
    – Ulrich Begemann, Vice President R&D, Voith Paper GmbH, Germany

For more information on how you can engage Robert Cooper as a speaker at a conference or company event, as a consultant, or as a seminar and workshop leader for a company event – click Contact.

  • Creator of the Stage-Gate® idea-to-launch system
  • Foremost consultant to global Fortune 500 companies
  • Prolific author and researcher in the field of innovation management
  • First to discover and publish the keys to new product success
  • Top-rated speaker at corporate events
  • Seminar and workshop leader for in-house company events



Winning at New Products - Best-selling book on innovation management



Read Robert Cooper’s best-selling book on innovation management, Winning at New Products, now in its 5th and totally new edition.
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About Dr. Cooper

Dr. Robert G. Cooper is the creator of the world-famous Stage-Gate® process, and was named the “World’s Top Innovation Management Scholar” by the prestigious U.S. Journal of Product Innovation Management and is a Fellow of the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA). He has combined practical consulting with ground-breaking research for many years. Besides his best-selling books “Winning at New Products” and “Portfolio Management for New Products”, he has published more than 130 articles on R&D and innovation management.

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Articles for Download

Dr. Cooper has written over 130 articles that have appeared in prestigious magazines and journals. Many articles are award winners.

Sample titles from this list:

  • Idea-to-Launch Gating Systems: Better, Faster, and More Agile
  • The Innovation Dilemma: How to Innovate When the Market Is Mature
  • Voice-of-Customer Methods: What is the Best Source of New-Product Ideas?
  • Developing a Product Innovation and Technology Strategy for Your Business

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