Category Archives: Technology Transfer Offices

TTO Intern Success Is a Two-Way Street

It’s tempting to think of interns as cheap/free labor. But you must invest in them before they can provide a valuable return to your technology transfer office (TTO). To get the most of your interns—and for them to get the … Continue reading

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Tips for Creating Effective Yearly Reports for Tech Transfer Programs

We’ve blogged a bit at Fuentek about our client’s award-winning technologies. But it’s pretty exciting when our own work receives an award. Later today Fuentek will be receiving an award from the Carolina Chapter of the Society for Technical Communications … 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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Spring Is Turning Up Interns!

Spring has sprung—and we all know what that means: Tulips! Daffodils! Résumés! That’s right! Now is the time to get the process underway for staffing your university tech transfer office (TTO) with interns. As discussed in our white paper about … Continue reading

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How a Centralized Technology Transfer Office Helps Build Stronger Universities

Universities can be a hotbed of innovation, and tech transfer offices (TTOs) are tasked with finding and spinning out the next big thing. They face several unavoidable challenges as they move academic researchers’ innovations, technologies, and other intellectual property into … Continue reading

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Musings on Social Media Metrics (and Webinar Winners!)

If you’ve been reading our blog for a while, you know that social media for technology transfer is really on my mind these days, especially given last month’s webinar with Technology Transfer Tactics and our April 7th webinar: How I … Continue reading

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“140 Characters Is Plenty!” Says Fuentek’s Chief Tweeter

Having majored in creative writing with a focus in poetry, I think limitations help us communicate more clearly. So taking over Fuentek’s Twitter account seemed like a natural fit for me. Note: For those of you who don’t know, Fuentek … Continue reading

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TTO Use of Social Media: A Sneak-Preview of Our Survey Results

If you have been following Fuentek on Twitter or looked at our newly designed Web site recently, you know that we’re currently conducting a survey on the use of social media tools by technology transfer offices (TTOs). Have you taken … Continue reading

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A New Tech Transfer Web Site for NASA Dryden!

Fuentek is excited to announce the recent redesign of the Dryden IPP Web site. Technology transfer offices across the country strive to find the most effective ways to market available technologies as well as to communicate with and attract potential … Continue reading

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Prerequisites and First Steps When Creating a Tech Transfer Office

Last week I read an interesting article on Beyond the First World. Terry Young discussed four reasons for establishing a technology transfer office (TTO) at universities. Making money was not on that list, and I agree that TTOs (wherever they … Continue reading

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