Fuentek President to Provide Tech Transfer Advice at Department of Defense Workshop

Laura Schoppe to Discuss How to Address Factors Inhibiting Technology Transfer.

Apex, NC, November 05, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Fuentek, LLC (http://www.fuentek.com/), a local technology consulting firm that provides intellectual property (IP) and technology transfer services, has announced that the firm’s president, Laura A. Schoppe, will lead a briefing at the 16th U.S. Department of Defense Technology Transfer Integrated Planning Team (DoD TTIPT) Workshop on Thursday, Nov. 17 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, located at 300 Bourbon St. in New Orleans. Schoppe’s briefing, “Issues that Are Inhibiting Technology Transfer,” will acknowledge and address a number of factors that can inhibit DoD technology transfer activities, such as identifying high-potential technologies and developing strategies to successfully transfer them. These strategies will include triage techniques, communications methodologies and implementable process changes.

The DoD-only workshop provides an open forum for DoD technology transfer professionals, including those the Offices of Research and Technology Application, IP attorneys, and supporting technology transfer staff, to participate in developing guidance, sharing lessons learned and best practices, resolving problem areas and developing a consensus on issues of concern.

“Federal technology transfer is an important issue, especially given President Obama’s recent call for accelerated timelines,” said Schoppe. “In this briefing, I will give specific strategies and techniques for identifying high-potential technologies and commercializing them efficiently.”

- Additional information about the DoD meeting is available at https://ttipt.c2s2.l-3com.com

- President Obama’s October 28th announcement regarding technology transfer from federal agencies is available at http://1.usa.gov/vUGRsX

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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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