David McFeeters-Krone


David McFeeters-Krone is an experienced commercialization and business development executive with over 25 years-experience at MIT, NASA-RTTC, Intel, and his own firm. Most recently, he is the author and the program manager for a Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP) grant to engage small manufacturers with the 14 ManufacturingUSA.com institutes. In the course of his practice, he has reviewed dozens of commercialization plans, founded two successful companies (Scribe-X, Rute Foundations), is an adjunct professor at Portland State University, and serves on the advisory board of several firms (Innovation Assets Group, Rute Foundations, Kerstech, TangiTek, and Oregon Inc.).

His current and past clientele include Sharp Technology Ventures, P&G, Deloitte, DoD, NASA, OHSU, Providence, and the ManufacturingUSA Institutes. He has served on the NSF SBIR review committee, and prepared winning NSF SBIR, NIST, Business Oregon and other grant proposals. He was also the chief author of the successful proposal to fund the OTRADI signature research center.

He has leveraged his knowledge of technology, business processes and relationships to establish dozens of strategic R&D partnerships. His technical breadth spans alternative energy to armored glass and software to sand flies. He has created technical partnerships with the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, USDA, DHS, NASA, and DoE as well as relationships with NIST, FAA, and DHS. He is a subject matter expert in connecting firms with the Federal Labs for strategic partnerships and in 2008, was awarded the Federal Lab Consortium’s Outstanding Service Award.

Prior to forming his firm, he served as Vice President, Strategic Planning at CenterSpan (NASDAQ: CSCC), an early social communication and marketing platform. At Intel Corporation, he managed business development for Internet communication technologies, seeking outside (and internal) partners to commercialize Intel Labs’ products.

He speaks regularly on Open Innovation and Technology Commercialization. He holds a Physics degree from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.

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