Fuentek Releases White Paper on Using Innovation Awards to Boost Commercialization

Firm Collaborated with NASA’s Glenn Research Center to Provide How-to Guidance for White Paper Titled, And the Winner Is…: Using Innovation Awards to Boost Commercialization.

Apex, NC, June 22, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Fuentek, LLC (http://www.fuentek.com), a consulting firm that provides intellectual property (IP) and technology transfer services, has announced the release of a white paper titled, And the Winner Is … : Using Innovation Awards to Boost Commercialization. Developed in collaboration with the Innovation Projects Office at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, this paper provides insight on how to leverage an effective awards strategy to boost the technology transfer/commercialization process.

The paper begins by discussing the value of innovation awards and how they positively contribute to the commercialization process and inventor-employer relations. The instructional paper goes on to provide detailed guidance on how to plan an effective awards strategy and successfully apply for awards. The insights shared in the paper are based on extensive experience in successfully pursuing a variety of awards for innovators and their technologies.

“We have found that the ‘award-winning’ moniker can increase the value of a technology in the eyes of a potential licensee,” said Fuentek’s Nannette Stangle-Castor, Ph.D., who co-authored the paper. “In this paper, we give readers the tools they need to be proactive, efficient, and successful in pursuing innovation awards for the benefit of their technology transfer or commercialization efforts.”

“Our office has worked very hard over the years to establish a thriving awards program and gain recognition for the center’s researchers and their innovations,” said Kimberly Dalgleish-Miller, who is chief of the Innovation Projects Office at NASA’s Glenn Research Center. “It is a privilege to share our experiences to benefit other research institutions.”

- This paper can be downloaded free from Fuentek’s website: http://bit.ly/KvORS7

- Fuentek has helped NASA and other organizations proactively pursue awards as part of the firm’s support to technology transfer offices.

- The Innovation Projects Office at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland has successfully pursued technology awards for decades, receiving well over a hundred R&D 100 Awards.

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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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