Category Archives: Technology Sourcing

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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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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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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Investigate before Investing: Using Technology Transfer Principles to Guide R&D

Conference Paper Investigate before Investing: Using Technology Transfer Principles to Guide R&D This paper was presented at the 2005 International Astronautical Congress. Below is the abstract. You can download the paper free by registering on the In-Depth Insights page of … Continue reading

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