Fuentek President To Serve As Panelist In IP Marketing Advisor Webinar

Top Quote Laura Schoppe To Discuss How Tech Transfer Offices Can Forge Successful Partnerships With Government Agencies. End Quote
  • Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (1888PressRelease) January 14, 2011 - Fuentek, LLC (http://www.fuentek.com/), a local technology consulting firm that provides intellectual property and technology management services, has announced that the firm's president, Laura A. Schoppe, will serve as a panelist in IP Marketing Advisor's Jan. 27 webinar, "How Your TTO Can Forge Successful Partnerships with Government Agencies." In the 90-minute webinar, a panel of experts will discuss how to be proactive and create R&D, grant and partnership opportunities on a local, state and federal level. Each presenter will offer immediately implementable strategies and success stories that illustrate the benefits of forging government partnerships. To register for the webinar, visit http://www.ipmarketingadvisor.com/content/audio/fspga/.

    "Universities have much to gain from partnering with government agencies like NASA for technology transfer," said Schoppe. "In this webinar, we will discuss how to pursue and establish successful partnerships as well as the opportunities for grant funding, collaboration, and commercialization."

    - Other panelists include Andrea Adkins, a senior licensing associate in the Technology Transfer Office at the University of Central Florida, and Stephen Auvil, the vice president for technology transfer and commercialization at the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO).

    - Schoppe recently published "Enhancing Economic Development through Technology Transfer of Federal- and State-funded R&D," a white paper discussing how tech transfer offices and economic development agencies can contribute to their mutually beneficial goals. It is available free from http://www.fuentek.com/publications.htm.

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    Fuentek, LLC is a consulting firm that provides intellectual property and technology management 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.

    Brittney Storm
    MMI Public Relations
    (919) 233-6600
    brittney ( @ ) mmipublicrelations dot com

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