David is a new ventures manager with international experience in the marketing and development of technical products and services in the semiconductor, chemicals and energy sectors.
Over the last five years he has managed projects concerned with the commercialisation of fuel cells, nano technology, opto-electronics and new energy technologies (including marine). David is experienced in helping researchers and entrepreneurs to navigate the pre-commercial and early stages of business development. He spent three years as an Outcome Manager within the Scottish Enterprise Proof of Concept Programme where he had responsibility for new and renewable energy projects.
David has worked on a number of strategy assignments for the Carbon Trust in London and Scotland, with the TSB on the ongoing evaluation of elements of its Micro Nano Technology programme, and was recently involved in the EU funded Pronano project which provided early stage commercialisation support to projects in the nanotechnology sector.
David was previously a Business Development Manager at Intel Photonics in San Jose, CA and, prior to that, Sales and Marketing Director at Optical Micro Devices, a UK start-up which was the world’s first 8” optical wafer foundry. In addition, David has more than 15 years experience in business development with Innogy, where he was responsible for the commercial development of technology ventures in power systems markets, and GEC Research, and in consulting with Chem Systems.
David has a PhD in chemical physics from the University of Southampton and an MBA from the London Business School.