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Michelle Jones, Innovation Expert, to Share Proven Stage-Gate® Roadmap for Success with Atlantic Canadian Businesses


BURLINGTON, ONTARIO and WOLFVILLE, NOVA SCOTIA - September 8, 2017. Stage-Gate International’s Executive Vice President and Chief R&D Officer, Michelle Jones, will be the featured speaker at an upcoming event for Atlantic Canadian business leaders hosted by Acadia University. She is an expert speaker, author and consultant specializing in innovation management who has over 25 years of experience coaching companies to launch innovative new products successfully.

Michelle will present a compelling one-day "Winning at New Products" workshop for business leaders interested in learning how to drive better results when commercializing new product ideas. Her workshop introduces the Stage-Gate® Model, a proven and practical roadmap to help companies:

  • select the best new product ideas,
  • accelerate idea inception to market launch,
  • guide development teams, and
  • win in the market more often.

The event is being hosted by Acadia University's Office of Industry and Community Engagement (ICE), in conjunction with Université Sainte-Anne and Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC).  It will be held at Acadia University on December 7, 2017.  Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

About Michelle Jones

Michelle Jones, MBA, NPDP, is Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer at Stage-Gate International. Michelle oversees value creation for clients and markets through the research, development and commercialization of highly differentiated product and service offerings designed to enable companies to achieve innovation excellence. She is a speaker, author, and consultant on the topic of product, service and technology innovation management.

About ICE

Acadia’s Office of Industry & Community Engagement (ICE), identifies and connects Acadia’s researchers with industry, government and community groups interested in research, commercialization and outreach activities. As a member of Springboard Atlantic, ICE works with other universities in Atlantic Canada to ensure a strong contribution to the development and prosperity of our local and regional communities.

Register for the event.

About Stage-Gate International

Stage-Gate International enables companies to accelerate innovation performance. Organizations connect with Stage-Gate International for our proven expertise in product innovation and technology strategy, portfolio management, idea-to-launch process (Stage-Gate® model) and innovation culture. Companies leverage our research-based products, global innovation consulting expertise and professional development programs.

For more information, please contact:

Rebecca Colley
Senior Product Manager