Fuentek Designs Industry-Centric Website for Georgia Tech’s Technology Commercialization Services

New Website Promotes Research Collaboration and Technology Transfer Opportunities with the University.

Apex, NC, July 20, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Laura A. Schoppe, president of Fuentek, LLC (http://www.fuentek.com/), a local technology consulting firm that provides intellectual property and technology management services, has announced that the company has designed a new website for Georgia Tech’s technology commercialization services, which is supported by the Office of Technology Licensing, Enterprise Innovation Institute, and Industry Contracting Office at the university. The new industry-focused site includes guidance on processes for Georgia Tech stakeholders and the business community as well as commercialization opportunities available for Georgia Tech intellectual property innovations. In addition, the website offers opportunities to collaborate with the university on research, support for innovators and entrepreneurs, and showcases Georgia Tech’s economic and innovation impacts.

“Georgia Tech wanted to create a place that fostered community collaboration with businesses, community leaders and stakeholders,” said Karen Hiser, senior technology transfer consultant at Fuentek, LLC. “Our goal was to make it easy to find information about Georgia Tech’s commercialization processes while also encouraging research support and collaboration.”

“Working with a firm that had knowledge and understanding of university technology commercialization was instrumental in our ability to capture these complex processes in a user friendly way,” said Kevin Wozniak, director of the Office of Technology Licensing, Georgia Tech Research Corporation. “The website is the cornerstone of our efforts to make it easier to do business with Georgia Tech.”

- The new website is available at: http://www.industry.gatech.edu/

- Fuentek has developed websites for technology transfer and commercialization offices at universities in Illinois and Michigan as well as at five NASA field centers.

- Fuentek has published blogs and a white paper on how to build an effective tech transfer website, available at http://www.fuentek.com/insights-online-presence.php?i=0.

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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 and webinars, 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 six 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. Schoppe serves on the Association of University Technology Managers® (AUTM) board of directors as vice president of strategic alliances. For more information, please call (919) 249-0327 or visit Fuentek’s website at http://www.fuentek.com.

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