Category Archives: Collaborative Research and Development

Free IP Circumvents the Nickel-and-Dime’ing in SRAs

Nickel-and-dime'ingThere have been a lot of articles recently about universities giving away IP rights for free. The specifics of each vary, and most seem to have advantages that will help accelerate the transfer of technology. But some go further than others. Continue reading

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Bringing Universities and Corporations to SRA Negotiations with a Letter of Intent

Recent experience with a Sponsored Research Agreement (SRA) has underscored the potential miscommunication that often keeps universities and corporations from peacefully coming to successful negotiations. So, I’d like to take some time to weed through what each party can (and cannot do) and why, in an effort to clear up some misconceptions and potential frustrations. Continue reading

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How College Rivalry Disrupts Entrepreneurship

College sports fans in the Triangle could learn a lot about healthy competition from the kids we saw at the North Carolina FIRST Robotics Competition. Embodying the concept of Gracious Professionalism™, these students helped each other despite being in a … Continue reading

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Scratching Beneath the Surface of Collaborative R&D Partnerships

The flow chart below merges together what Henry Chesbrough describes as the two parts of open innovation -— outside-in and inside-out. We have a several recommendations for proceeding systematically and proactively. Let’s scratch just a little bit beneath the surface of … Continue reading

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Forming R&D Partnerships: 8 Keys to Success

Karen Hiser’s recent post about qualifying prospects in order to get to a licensing deal was also reminiscent of our experiences with helping Fuentek clients get to collaborative R&D partnership deals. Although in many ways these deal-making processes overlap, things … 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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Tools to Identify Potential Collaborators and R&D Partners

The innovators asked some excellent questions during the training I gave at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center earlier this week. One thing that they wanted to know was how to identify potential partners. How could they find out which organizations were … Continue reading

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Tackling the Sticky Intellectual Property Issues in Alliance Collaborations

Recommendations from an LES/ASAP Chapter Meeting Panel On Tuesday, I had the pleasure of serving as a panelist for the Research Triangle Park (RTP) chapter meeting of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) and Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP), focusing … Continue reading

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Laura Schoppe Discusses Collaborative Research and Development

Podcast Laura Schoppe Discusses Collaborative Research and Development In this podcast, Fuentek’s founder and president Laura Schoppe addresses technology infusion and explains what steps companies should take before searching for potential partners. You can download the podcast free by registering … Continue reading

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Sources for Space Technologies: Finding and Evaluating New Partners

Conference Paper Sources for Space Technologies: Finding and Evaluating New Partners This paper was presented at the 2006 International Astronautical Congress. Below is the abstract. You can download this paper free by registering on the In-Depth Insights page of the … Continue reading

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