Author Archives: Laura Schoppe

Making Hard Choices: How and When to Shut Down Technology Marketing Efforts, Part 1

New Year, New Blog Series!Hello readers, and warm wishes for 2011. We at Fuentek hope your holidays have been restful and inspiring. We’ve been inspired to introduce some new and informative blog series in 2011, starting with Stories From the … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

As 2010 draws to a close, we at Fuentek would like to wish you the happiest of holidays! And we hope 2011 brings you health, prosperity, success, and fulfillment. We’re looking forward to the next week of visits with families … Continue reading

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White Papers from Fuentek Gaining Media Attention – Have They Caught Yours?

Did you know that Fuentek has a variety of publications available that may be of considerable interest to technology transfer offices (TTOs) and others working in the field of technology commercialization or IP management? Technology Transfer Tactics recently highlighted one … Continue reading

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Using Market Research to Find the Tech-Need Intersection

In my post last week, I talked about using competitive intelligence to implement Symbiotic Innovation. The same market research conducted for preliminary screenings to prioritize your technology commercialization opportunities for spin-out can inform your R&D, product development, and spin-in efforts. … Continue reading

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Collaborations Protect Your Competitive Advantage and Minimize Risk

In my last post I talked about how collaborations can be less risky than mergers and acquisitions (M&A) when it comes to tapping into an external technology to accelerate or enhance product development. If your company is like most, you … Continue reading

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Yes, I’m Talking to You (about Symbiotic Innovation)

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: It doesn’t matter if you’re a company, a university, or a government lab. If you’re investing in technology development, Symbiotic Innovation is the best way to do it. In my last … Continue reading

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More on Symbiotic Innovation: How Doing Spin-In Helps with Spin-Out

Yesterday I talked about how the activities associated with spinning out patented technologies (or your other intellectual assets) can feed into your efforts to spin-in an external technology. Today let’s consider the reverse. So just to recap, spin-in is when … Continue reading

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Get More Bang from Your Spin-Out Buck the Symbiotic Innovation Way

As I’ve noted in my earlier post about Symbiotic Innovation and illustrated here, spin-out and spin-in are interdependent activities. Therefore, they are best pursued in concert. Since so many organizations view these as separate activities (sometimes led by completely separate … Continue reading

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Enhancing Economic Development through Technology Transfer of Federal- and State-Funded R&D

White Paper Enhancing Economic Development through Technology Transfer of Federal- and State-Funded R&D This white paper offers specific ways that government/university technology transfer offices and economic development agencies can contribute to a mutually beneficial partnership. You can download the paper … Continue reading

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Ted.com Video Offers Interesting Way of Explaining Tech Transfer Through New Materials

A video lecture on the popular site Ted.com recently caught my attention as an interesting and entertaining way of explaining the big idea behind most tech transfer efforts. In the video, Zach Kaplan and Keith Schacht, co-founders of Inventables, a … Continue reading

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