Fuentek Publishes White Paper on Commercialization of Federally Funded Research

Paper Provides Successful Technology Transfer Model

Apex, NC, February 01, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Fuentek, LLC (http://www.fuentek.com/), a technology consulting firm that provides intellectual property (IP) management and technology transfer services, has announced the release of the company’s white paper, A Roadmap for Commercializing Federally Funded Research: Guidance for Universities and Government Lab Technology Transfer. Written by Laura Schoppe, President at Fuentek, the paper was prompted by a March 2010 request for information from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Economic Council.

The white paper contains information about a filtering process that allows for proactive technology management proceeding in phases, including multiple examples of the successful implementation of this model. Recommendations are provided for implementing this model in technology transfer offices (TTOs).

The practices, model, and implementation plan outlined in the paper are applicable to all types of organizations, including universities, government labs, and private companies. They also apply to all types of innovations, from computer software and manufacturing systems to biotechnology and pharmaceuticals to advanced materials and electronics, developed under all types of funding programs—federal grants and contracts, agency budgets, university endowments, venture capital, corporate internal R&D, and so forth.

“We have strong evidence for the success of the Fuentek Filtering Process,” said Schoppe. “The goal of this white paper is to help technology transfer offices follow this proactive, phased approach and have an effective and efficient means for filtering through the dozens—or even hundreds—of innovations they receive each year so that they can give priority to those technologies with the greatest potential for commercial, humanitarian, or other impact.”

- This paper can be downloaded free by registering here: http://bit.ly/zdXV79

- Author Schoppe has led major technology transfer projects at leading universities and government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies have sought her advice on strategic planning related to their intellectual assets. She presents often at national and international tech transfer conferences and has published many papers and book chapters.

- Schoppe serves on the Association of University Technology Managers® (AUTM) board of directors as vice president of strategic alliances.

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About Laura A. Schoppe:
Laura A. Schoppe is president of Fuentek, LLC, a consulting firm that provides intellectual property (IP) management and technology transfer services. Certified by the Alliance of Technology Transfer Professionals (ATTP), the international body for professionals engaged in technology transfer, Schoppe has an extensive background in all aspects of IP management, particularly leading license negotiation activities from transition innovations to new products. She has been a lead negotiator for major licensing agreements, major strategic relationships, collaboration agreements and major equity-financing deals at top universities, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies. She conducts training workshops and is a sought-after speaker at national and international conferences. She also has published many peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. Elected to the board of the Association of University Technology Managers as the vice president of strategic alliances, she also serves on the NC State University Electrical and Computer Engineering advisory board. Schoppe has been recognized with multiple awards, including being named one of the top 25 businesswomen in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina.

About Fuentek, LLC:
Fuentek, LLC is a consulting firm that provides intellectual property (IP) management 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 and efficiencies in managing their IP. 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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