Introducing CDA

Curt Deckert Associates, Inc. (CDA) includes qualified and innovative R&D management consultants specialized in optics, light and imaging technologies.  We are a R&D resource for market and patent research, product development, and selection of strategic partners. Our Competitive R&D management consulting services  include: product development strategies, feasibility studies, R&D risk reduction, and help with new products commercialization.



Choosing CDA

CDA has unique technical management expertise and specialized resources based on a wide range of experience by serving more than 140 companies since 1976. We are known for our creative, cost-effective, innovative, and competitive R&D Consulting. We help you reduce risk on new products and technologies with difficult and demanding technology goals.




Working with CDA

CDA usually works on a progressive phased project basis to serve your needs as effectively as possible. We work closely with your staff since they have important ideas and know your firm's capabilities. By working together we can help you to leapfrog competition, accelerate new project development, reduce R&D risk, and find new applications. Initially CDA will perform a preliminary analysis of your R&D problems to propose an approach to solving them. During our initial phases we may point out problems with respect to function, manufacturability, cost, or marketability to save clients and investers unnecessary expense. Patent rights and designs are typically transferred to the client.



Ethics & Confidentiality

Curt Deckert Associates will only take on projects which promise to benefit the client beyond the fees charged. We are also eager to serve you when you need an outside, objective R&D opinion, or when there are technical problems which cannot be solved internally in a timely manner. We adhere to a code of ethics which requires strict confidence between the client and us in accordance with standards of the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC). We keep each client's work confidential except when disclosure is specifically permitted.



My optical R&D innovation expertise, capabilities, and current publications help accelerate the development of new technology. My broad R&D experience with optical technology can be applied to your technology developments to reduce risk and provide increased value.

Curt Deckert

Prior to beginning my consulting practice 37 years ago, Curt Deckert acquired valuable experience working for Northrop, CalComp, Ford Aerospace, and Abbott Labs. Since then I have consulted with over 140 companies. Now as a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) directing the Orange County Technology SIG I have additional academic, commercial, and potential strategic partner  innovation resources.