Fuentek Receives Excellence Award from STC Carolinas for NASA Work

Local Tech Transfer Firm Recognized with Two Awards for Work with NASA’s Glenn Research Center and Dryden Flight Research Center.

Apex, NC, April 04, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Laura A. Schoppe, president of Fuentek, LLC (http://www.fuentek.com/), a local consulting firm that provides intellectual property (IP) and technology transfer services, has announced that the firm has received two awards for their work for NASA from the Carolina Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC). Fuentek received an Excellence Award for the NASA Glenn Research Center 2011 technology transfer calendar and a Merit Award for the Innovative Partnerships Office website at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center at the awards ceremony held on March 29 at the Prestonwood Country Club in Cary, N.C.

The purpose of the calendar is to encourage reporting of innovations by researchers and scientists working at the Glenn Research Center, and to foster technology transfer. Lee Ann Obringer and Nannette Stangle-Castor of Fuentek and Laurel Stauber of NASA were involved in designing and completing the calendar.

The Innovative Partnerships Office website was designed to encourage innovators at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center to participate in technology transfer and to inspire external audiences to utilize Dryden technologies and resources. The new website has increased awareness of Dryden’s efforts. Obringer, Danielle McCulloch, Nancy Pekar and Amy Strong of Fuentek were involved in launching the website.

“By working with NASA to improve both their internal and external communication, we hope to draw attention to the innovative work that goes on at Dryden Flight Research Center and Glenn Research Center,” Schoppe said. “We are proud to be recognized by STC for our efforts in promoting technology transfer and collaboration.”

- STC is an individual membership organization dedicated to advancing the arts and sciences of technical communication and is the largest organization of its type in the world. For more info visit: http://www.stc-carolina.org/

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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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