Scott Cunningham, PhD
Senior Commercialization Advisor
Scott Cunningham is a business development leader with expertise in evolving bio-based technologies for top-line growth. He is a Senior Commercial Advisor at NobleReach Foundation, translating government-funded, early-stage, technical innovations into commercial reality through aiding US government entities to select, fund, nurture, and track programs for improved commercial success.
Scott is currently the Managing Director at Biobusiness Interface, LLC, where he consults in tech-centric business development for industrial biotechnology. He specializes in both Asset-Forward and Market-Back business development. He has comprehensive experience in developing innovative solutions in crop protection, food, feed, household and personal care, and industrial products. He has more than 20 patents.
Previously, Scott was a Senior Commercialization Advisor at In-Q-Tel and Booz Allen Hamilton, where he managed a portfolio of 32 DARPA-funded technologies with nearly all aspects of company building, commercialization, go-to-market planning, financing, and investor funding strategies. He spent 30 years at DuPont, working his way from R&D scientist to director of the company’s Industrial BioSciences division.
Scott has a PhD in soil chemistry and microbiology from the University of California, Davis, and bachelor’s in chemistry from Bucknell University.