May 30, 2013

PIM 13 Call for Challenges

Bring your innovation challenges to PIM 13 and work with PDMA's talented consultants and practitioners to obtain a unique and fresh perspective.


Challenge the conventional. Celebrate the unexpected.
June 12-13, 2013
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Save the Date: Innovative Product Development Virtual Conference - FREE!

Wednesday, June 19
9:30 AM to 12:30 PM CDT/14:30 to 17:30 GMT

Join PDMA for another opportunity to experience PIPELINE 2013, the online conference for innovative product development, with peers from across the globe at the PIPELINE 2013 Virtual Mini Conference.

Terry Jones, Founder and former CEO of and Chairman of, and Dr. Robert G. Cooper, President, Product Development Institute and Professor Emeritus, McMaster University, will return to the PIPELINE stage for a rebroadcast of their keynote and featured presentations followed by live Q&A.

Here’s what attendees from the recent full-day conference had to say about PIPELINE 2013:

“I am now even more sorry that I registered but failed to attend last year. Will not miss it again – thanks to all involved.”

“Thank you to the @PIPELINE_2013 team for organizing and carrying out this great and high-quality online event!”

”Excellent session. You are really helping people to better manage innovation.”

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get answers to your innovation and product development questions firsthand from Terry Jones and Dr. Robert G. Cooper, and network with peers around successful innovation, all from your desk. We look forward to seeing you there!

PDMA Webcast: Learn Social Networking from IBM - How to Get the Biggest Payback

Thursday, June 20

Learn where and when to use social media tools along the product development process to gain the right kind of exposure and public support from IBM executive Ed Brill. Brill travels the world for IBM, gathering valuable customer data in order to better understand the global marketplace. Let him teach you how to deliver your message to your target audience.

Webcast: Hijacked Again! Three Trends in the Field of Voice of the Customer - Some Welcome, Some Not

Thursday, June 27

Find out what product development guru Gerry Katz dubs “The Naysayers,” “The Stretchers” and “The Technovangelists” when it comes to dealing with trends in VoC. Find out how you can take advantage of the pros and avoid the cons of these common trends.

Gain the Edge

How Good Are You at Cocreating?

Learn who's doing it right and who you're beating when it comes to co-creation. Receive an executive report of the strategies and capabilities other companies use during cocreation when you take 15 minutes to complete this survey conducted by Kande Kazadi, PDMA Research Forum 2012 winner and Ph.D. fellow at the Research Foundation Flanders at the University of Antwerp. Contact Kande Kazi at with further questions.

Are You One of the Best in Social Media?

Survey closes June 8

Learn how other companies successfully use social media by participating in the PDMA Research Foundation questionnaire. Upon completion you will receive a free copy of the report outlining where you stand in comparison to your competitors. If you want to know if you are leveraging your Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to the max, you want to take this survey.

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Academic Opportunities

Final Call for 2013 Dissertation Proposal Competition in New Product Development and Innovation Management

Submission Deadline: June 1

PDMA recently announced the call for its 2013 Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Competition. Applicants may propose research on any aspect of the development, commercialization, or management of new products, services or innovation. Dissertation proposals that cross functional lines, involve multiple research disciplines or make substantial advancement to our knowledge in the field are particularly encouraged. Learn more.