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 4th 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 winner of the best seminar leader of the year at Sweden’s Chalmers Institute in Goteborg. 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 100 articles on R&D and innovation management.

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Dr. Cooper has written over 120 articles that have appeared in prestigious magazines and journals. Many articles are award winners.

Sample titles from this list:

  • 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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