Author Archives: Laura Schoppe

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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Phil Simon Interviews Fuentek for New Book

The New Small by Phil Simon features Fuentek and other small companies that are pioneering new ways of doing business. Technology consultant, author and public speaker Phil Simon recently interviewed me to discuss running a small company, harnessing new technology, … Continue reading

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Impressions from the North Carolina Governor’s Conference for Women

On Tuesday, I had the great privilege of serving as a panelist at the North Carolina Governor’s Conference for Women. I spoke as part of the “How N.C. Women Just Like You Built Multimillion-Dollar Businesses” panel, giving the audience some … Continue reading

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Promoting STEM en Español to 3rd Graders

Third graders learn about STEM with games in Spanish led by Fuentek’s Laura Schoppe. Earlier this week I had the privilege of speaking to Ms. Sorin’s third grade class about the importance of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). But … Continue reading

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Need Tech Transfer Interns Next Summer? Now Is the Time to Get Started

A few years ago, Fuentek released a paper about best practices about setting up effective internship programs for technology transfer offices (TTOs), particularly at universities. As I noted in my blog post about starting a program for TTO interns, a key recommendation … Continue reading

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How’d We Do?: Establishing Useful Technology Transfer Metrics

Fuentek White Paper How’d We Do?: Establishing Useful Technology Transfer Metrics This white paper provides research-based recommendations for measuring performance and success of tech transfer programs in government, academic, and corporate institutions. It is available for download free from the … Continue reading

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FDA Allows NASA-Based Device to Be Used in Medical Imaging

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: You have to be patient when it comes to technology licensing—especially if you’re talking about commercialization of an innovation for medical use. Yesterday, in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, NASA’s … Continue reading

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