University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

August 5-7, 2019

Consortium Co-Chairs: Ravi Mehta, Aric Rindfleisch & Vishal Sachdev

Application Deadline: February 1, 2019

The Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois and the Product
Development & Management Association

are co-sponsoring the fourth PDMA Doctoral Consortium from Monday, August 5
to Wednesday, August 7,

2019 in Champaign, Illinois. The goal of the Consortium is to enhance the
development of doctoral students who

are conducting dissertation research in the domain of innovation and new
product development.

All meals, housing, social activities, and local transportation will be
provided free of charge. Students are only

asked to cover their transportation costs to and from Champaign, which is
conveniently located just two hours

south of Chicago and easily accessible via plane, train, bus or car.

Students accepted to the Consortium will be honored as Doctoral Student
Fellows and have a unique opportunity

to network and share ideas with leading innovation scholars and corporate
executives in a collaborative setting in

the Heartland of America. Our two and a half-day event will offer a variety
of engaging and interesting activities,

including Faculty Presentations, Student Lightning Talks, One-on-one
Mentoring, Roundtable Research Discussions,

Tours of the University of Illinois Research Park and an Introduction to 3D
Printing in the Illinois MakerLab. In

addition, Doctoral Student Fellows will have the opportunity to compete for
research support as well as the

opportunity to present at the Annual PDMA Research Forum.

Additional Learning Opportunity: Fellows interested in learning more about
3D Printing will have the opportunity

to attend a special post conference training event (from 1:00 to 5:30pm on
Wednesday, August 7) at the

Illinois MakerLab. Fellows who complete this training will receive a
Digital Making Certificate from the University

of Illinois. The cost of this additional training is $50. Space is limited,
so this opportunity will only be available for

15 Fellows.

*How to Apply*

Eligibility: To be eligible for participation as Doctoral Student Fellow,
you must be in the dissertation phase in a

doctoral studies program related to innovation or new product development.

Procedures: Applicants are asked to submit the following materials:

● A brief on-line application form.

● A two-page single-spaced summary of your dissertation. This summary
should identify your topic, research

question, theory, method, findings and expected contributions.

● An up-to-date vita.

● A letter of recommendation from your dissertation advisor.

Consortium Website: https://pdmaatgies.web.illinois.edu/

The GIES College of Business(GIES) at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) and the Product Development & Management Association (PDMA) are co-sponsoring the Fourth triennial PDMA-UIUC Doctoral Consortium from Monday, Aug 5 to Wednesday, Aug 7 2019.

The goal of the Consortium is to enhance the development of doctoralstudents who are conducting dissertation research in the domain of innovation and new product development.

Students who are accepted into the Consortium will be honored as Doctoral Student Fellows and have a unique opportunity to network and meet and discuss ideas with leading innovation scholars and corporate executives in a collaborative, open, and sociable setting at the GIES College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

Renowned scholars and editors of leading journals in the field of innovation and new product development will attend the Consortium as Faculty Fellows.

All meals, housing, social activities, and local transportation will be provided free of charge to participating students. Students are only asked to cover their transportation costs to and from UIUC, which is conveniently located just two hours south of Chicago and easily accessible via plane, train, bus or car.

Students accepted to the Consortium will be honored as Doctoral Student Fellows and have a unique opportunity to network and share ideas with leading innovation scholars and corporate executives in a collaborative setting in the Heartland of America. Our two and a half-day event will offer a variety of engaging and interesting activities, including Faculty Presentations, Student Lightning Talks, One-on-one Mentoring, Roundtable Research Discussions,Tours of the University of Illinois Research Park and an Introduction to 3D Printing in the Illinois MakerLab. In addition, Doctoral Student Fellows will have the opportunity to compete for research support as well as the opportunity to present at the Annual PDMA Research Forum.

Additional Learning Opportunity: Fellows interested in learning more about 3D Printing will have the opportunity to attend a special post conference training event (from 1:00 to 5:30pm on Wednesday, August 7) at theIllinois MakerLab. Fellows who complete this training will receive a Digital Making Certificate from the University of Illinois. The cost of this additional training is $50. Space is limited, so this opportunity will only be available for 15 Fellows. Reserve your spot

The past Consortia were a great success as evidenced by the feedback from participants:

“… a fantastic conference bringing together most prominent scholars, practitioners, and students … sessions were most stimulating and thought-provoking.” – Student Fellow

“The Consortium was amazing … The best experience I have had until now.” – Student Fellow

Here are some pictures from the UNH-PDMA 2017 Doctoral Consortium

Questions? please contact Aric Rindfleisch at aric