David Holden

David Holden is currently Manager of commercialisation and technology transfer at CEA, including the activities of Leti and Minatec. Mr. Holden focuses on developing contractual relationships with private enterprise in the areas of microsystems (Mems), renewable energies, security and enabling technologies.

Prior to joining CEA in 2003, Mr. Holden provided technical advisory services to commercial microsystems providers in the United States on technologies for inertial sensors, biochips and inkjet printheads.  From 1999 to 2001, he was responsible for polymer microfluidics development for inkjet products at Xerox Research, with several successful technology platforms transferred to commercial production. From 1993 to 1999, Mr. Holden was involved with various start-up companies in flat panel display technologies, including Pixtech, AVT and ADT, a Robert Bosch GmbH development stage subsidiary based in Stuttgart. Mr. Holden began his professional career in 1986 as a process engineer at General Electric corporate R&D where he developed TFT LCD technology that he later transferred to Thomson in France.

Mr. Holden received his MBA from INSEAD in 1993 and a BS in Materials Science and Engineering from Cornell University in 1986.

He is currently Treasurer of NEXUS, the European Microsystems Network, and a technical committee member of EURIPEDES, a pan-European organisation dedicated to actively evaluating, selecting and monitoring of microsystems projects funded under the EUREKA framework. As a representative of the MINATEC centre, Mr. Holden frequently represents the activities of the greater Grenoble area, highlighting links between research, education and industry to stimulate economic development in the high tech sector.