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 Journal of Product Innovation Management. 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 120 articles on new products, R&D and innovation management.
Dr. Cooper is Professor Emeritus at the DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University in Canada and ISBM Distinguished Research Fellow at Pennsylvania State University in the USA. He is also the founder of Stage-Gate International, offering innovation know-how and support around the world. Many companies in North America, Europe and Asia have introduced his methods, including 3M, ABB, Alfa Laval, Arkema, BASF, Bayer, Bosche-Siemens, Caterpillar, Dow Chemical, DuPont, Exxon Chemicals, HP, ITT Industries, Kennametal, Siemens, Volvo Construction Equipment, and others.