Author Archives: Laura Schoppe

Using a Two-Step Application Process to Help Qualify Licensing Prospects

Updated April 2016 We’ve talked quite a bit about Fuentek’s philosophy of a phased, step-by-step approach to many aspects of technology commercialization. Case in point: we begin by screening whether a technology is fit for commercialization before ramping up for marketing. … Continue reading

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Poll Results Are In! Can the Patenting Decision Be Made Faster?

Having obtained some interesting information in our social media survey last month, Fuentek has started conducting online polls. And the results for our first poll are in! The question was: How long does it take from the time you receive … Continue reading

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Considering the “Why?” of Interns and Technology Screenings

Last week, I was talking with a tech transfer professional about our webinar to train interns on performing technology screenings. And the question came up: Why interns? Shouldn’t technology managers screen technologies? I can understand why he asked. Given the … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing: Move Beyond the Buzz, Consider the Costs

If you monitor the blogosphere like Fuentek does, you undoubtedly have heard about  “crowdsourcing.” The term can take several forms but, in the tech transfer realm, crowdsourcing refers to Web-based systems where organizations with a technical need (seekers) can post … Continue reading

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Innovative Designs and Entrepreneurial Engineers at eGames

Yesterday I took a break from my work at Fuentek to be a judge at the 2011 Prometheus Group eGames, presented by the Entrepreneurship Initiative at North Carolina State University. Specifically, I was a judge for the Design and Prototype … Continue reading

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The Value of Technology Screenings: Let’s Do the Math

Editor’s note: For more on this topic, see the blog post “Screening Techs Before Patenting Pays Off: Running the Numbers“ Several recent posts on the Fuentek blog have talked about having interns perform technology screenings. You probably also noticed that … Continue reading

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Lots of Rookies Show Infectious Enthusiasm at NC FIRST!

Just as I expected, the games of the NC Regional FIRST Robotics competition this past Friday and Saturday were fun and exciting! I was lucky enough to be a judge again this year, meeting new kids and seeing many of … Continue reading

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Webinar: How I Rode the Social Media Wave: Lessons Learned from a Technology Marketing Effort

Webinar How I Rode the Social Media Wave: Lessons Learned from a Technology Marketing Effort You know that social media is the new business as usual. You know you should incorporate social media into your marketing tool box, posting content … Continue reading

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Social Media: Choose the Right Sites and Make Your Message Clear

I’ve been engaged with technology transfer and marketing since the early 1990s. And wow, have things changed in the ways we reach out to potential licensees and partners! I still remember doing flyer snail mailings and faxing in the early … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned in Training Tech Transfer Interns

Many of you may be getting into the swing of intern season and beginning the application and hiring process. So, I wanted to share with you some of our lessons learned for the next step of the process: training. Selecting … Continue reading

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