Fuentek’s President to Speak at Technology Transfer Conference in Spain

Laura Schoppe Discusses Technology Commercialization in North America at KIMconference on April 26

Apex, NC, April 26, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Fuentek, LLC (http://www.fuentek.com/), a local consulting firm that provides intellectual property (IP) and technology transfer services, has announced that Laura Schoppe, president, will serve as a keynote speaker at Knowledge Innovation Market (KIM)’s KIMconference 2013: Monetizing Intellectual Property on Friday, April 26. She will be discussing the general situation of technology commercialization in North America and Europe, and identify opportunities for foreign organizations to become involved in the technology transfer market in North America. With nearly 20 years of experience in IP management, Schoppe is uniquely qualified to provide strategic insights and guidance to innovating organizations. She has helped clients move their technologies into new markets as well as form effective collaborative R&D and open innovation partnerships. She also delivered many technology commercialization training programs nationally and internationally. Schoppe is also fluent in Spanish, making her an ideal speaker in Latin-American and Hispanic countries.

KIM aims to connect companies with technologies to improve their economic and innovative development as they compete in the technology transfer industry. Through the 2013 KIMconference, attendees will learn how to monetize intellectual property through networking at the event and discussions such as Schoppe’s.

The conference will be held in Barcelona, Spain, and Schoppe will speak live via internet. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/YeoEOM.

“Connecting internationally in the technology transfer industry is crucial to the continuation of providing the public with the latest innovations,” said Schoppe. “Discussing the vision of technology commercialization in both North America and Europe will provide attendees with advice on how to enter those markets as they share their technologies with companies.”

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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 six 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.

Erin Smith
MMI Public Relations
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Fuentek, LLC
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