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Laura Schoppe to Participate in FLC Webinar Focused on Open Innovation and Technology Scouting

Fuentek President Will Discuss Strategies for How Government Entities Can Succeed

Apex, NC, May 16, 2013 --( Laura A. Schoppe, President of Fuentek, LLC (, a local consulting firm that provides intellectual property (IP) and technology transfer services, will be a participant in an upcoming Federal Laboratory Consortium For Technology Transfer (FLC) webinar. Held Wednesday, May 22, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (EDT), the webinar will discuss “Open Innovation and Technology Scouting – Tools to Implement Problem Solving in Government Entities.”

This webinar will describe open innovation generally as well as specifics of the federal market, including how to pick the right project, process and support, how success is defined, and the possible deal structures and relationships between the federal government and solution providers. The discussion will include real projects as case studies and a guide to tools and services that recently have become available to all agencies through NASA’s Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation.

Schoppe has presented and written extensively on open innovation–related topics, beginning with papers at the 2005 and 2006 International Astronautical Congress.

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“Open innovation has great potential to accelerate R&D, which is especially important as federal budgets are tightening,” said Schoppe. “I look forward to sharing my experience and insights to help federal labs achieve success in today’s environment of open innovation between all business sectors.”

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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

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