Non-Affiliated Experts

Diane Palmintera

Diane Palmintera
President
Innovation Associates

Diane Palmintera is founder and President of Innovation Associates. For more than 30 years she has been a national leader in innovation-based economic development, and is best known for leveraging universities and federal laboratories to stimulate regional economic competitiveness. 

She has guided federal, state and local leaders, university presidents, federal labs, and international organizations on innovation, entrepreneurship, technology transfer and commercialization, SBIR/STTR, public-private partnerships and federal relations. She has provided services and/or assessed best practices in numerous states and communities throughout the U.S. and more than 16 countries in Europe, Asia and Central America.