April 4, 2013

June 12-13, 2013
New York City Center
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Networking and Development Opportunities

Innovate Carolina 2013
Bridging the Gap Between Idea Generation and Product Development

Register today and join over 150 innovators, new product development and product management professionals and executives April 12th at A&T State University in Greensboro, NC.

In many firms, a lot of ideas are generated in innovation programs, suggestion programs and other activities. Yet few ideas are actually converted into new products, processes and business models. There are many reasons why so few ideas make the leap from concept to solution. Join us for an exciting day as we learn about best practices from thought leaders, discuss ideas and network with innovators and product development professionals. Gain insights from product development innovators in the Carolinas from companies including Milliken, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co., and National Gypsum Company.


Now in its 4th year, PIPELINE’s 2013 focus is "Change the Game with Innovation that Works", making the event aspirational while remaining grounded in practical ways to gain market share. Here's a sneak peak at a couple of the speakers:

  • Dr. Robert G. Cooper, president, Product Development Institute and Professor Emeritus, McMaster University-on maximizing profits from your new product portfolio
  • Pascal Finette, director, Office of the Chair at Mozilla-on making open innovation work for you and your organization

Register now to attend this conference and discover ways you can implement innovation that works.

PDMA Publications

Call for The PDMA ToolBook 4 Chapter Proposals
"Tools for Open Innovation: ToolBook 4 from the PDMA's New Product Development Series"

The PDMA is preparing to publish a fourth volume of its highly acclaimed ToolBook series, designed to give experienced product development professional cutting edge and usable approaches to improve their new product and innovation processes. This volume will provide in-depth, how-to knowledge on selected tools and techniques in the area of “Open Innovation", a boundless approach to acquiring, developing, and applying ‘groundbreaking’ innovation.

The editors now seek proposals for chapters to be included in this new compilation (targeted launch: fall 2014). The target market is both new and experienced product development and innovation professionals seeking to expand their Open Innovation (OI) thinking and tools. Given the rapidly changing nature of this area, this book is sure to provide fresh ideas for even the most advanced OI professional.

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