Fuentek Consultants Participate In Three Sessions At AUTM Eastern Region Meeting
University Technology Transfer Professionals Discuss Economic Development, Symbiotic Innovation, and Social Media Tools.
- Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (1888PressRelease) May 05, 2011 - Fuentek, LLC (http://www.fuentek.com), a technology consulting firm that provides intellectual property and technology transfer services, has announced that senior staff members will serve as panelists during three sessions at the Eastern Region meeting of the Association of University Technology ManagersŪ (AUTMŪ) on Monday, May 23, in Baltimore, Md.
Fuentek President Laura A. Schoppe will lead a session titled "Play Well with Others: How to Collaborate with Economic Development Organizations," along with Andrea Adkins of the University of Central Florida, Stephen Auvil of the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO), and Paul Ulanch, Ph.D., of the Research Triangle Park Small Business & Technology Development Center. This session will focus on how university technology transfer offices and regional economic development agencies should work together as partners, leveraging each other's strengths to achieve their complementary objectives more quickly.
Schoppe also is participating in a panel with Fuentek Senior Consultant Nannette Stangle-Castor, Ph.D., and Kevin Wozniak of the Georgia Tech Applied Research Corp. Titled "An Alternative to Start-Ups: Collaboration through Symbiotic Innovation," this session will explore the advantages of collaborative R&D partnerships and will provide practical advice for forming such partnerships.
Finally, Fuentek Senior Consultant Karen Hiser will discuss her experiences managing technology transfer activities on various social media platforms as part of the session, "The Secret Life of a Social Media Administrator: What Works, What Doesn't and Why You Might Have the Wrong Approach." Moderated by Morgan E. Estabrook of the University of Virginia Patent Foundation, the panel also includes Montserrat Capdevila and Laura Mitchell of Johns Hopkins University and Stephen Kinsey of the University of Maryland-Baltimore.
"Fuentek is honored to be contributing to the discussions of these cutting-edge topics," said Schoppe. "We are pleased to join our fellow panelists in helping university tech transfer professionals weather these complicated economic times."
- Fuentek published a white paper titled "Enhancing Economic Development through Technology Transfer of Federal- and State-Funded R&D." It is available online: http://bit.ly/g2bdAu
- Hiser has delivered numerous presentations on social media topics, including at the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer currently underway in Nashville, Tenn. and a recent webinar: http://bit.ly/dI9Wfg
- Information about the AUTM Eastern Region meeting is available online: http://bit.ly/j1NhY8
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ABOUT FUENTEK, LLC:
Fuentek, LLC is a consulting firm that provides intellectual property and technology transfer services. With a specialization in technology commercialization and the Symbiotic Innovation approach to open innovation, Fuentek works with a wide variety of clients to identify promising technologies and assist them in converting their ideas and inventions into marketable products. Drawing upon its unique combination of technical, business and commercialization expertise, the firm is one of the largest NASA contractors in North Carolina and has helped organizations around the world find the technology they need through licensing as well as collaborative research and development (R&D) partnerships. Led by President Laura A. Schoppe, a 2008 recipient of the prestigious Triangle Business Journal Women In Business award, Fuentek also offers training workshops, guidebooks, white papers, and websites to help clients and other tech transfer professionals improve effectiveness in managing their intellectual property. Recognized as a top women- and minority-owned small business in North Carolina for the past five consecutive years, Fuentek has been featured on National Public Radio and in the book The New Small: How a New Breed of Small Businesses is Harnessing the Power of Emerging Technologies. The firm has received numerous awards for its work, including an entrepreneurial Pinnacle Business Award from the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. For more information, please call (919) 249-0327 or visit Fuentek's website at http://www.fuentek.com.
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