I had a fantastic time as a judge in last year’s NC FIRST Robotics Competition. This year, I get to do it again!    Editor’s note: For the latest news about the next regional tournament, visit NC FIRST. Spring is … Continue reading

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Introducing the new Fuentek.com Editor’s Note: The Fuentek Web site was revised on October 25, 2013. Check out our new home page. I was very proud this week to announce the launch of the all-new Fuentek Web site! This redesign … Continue reading

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Your time is precious, right? So when it comes to attending a webinar, you want to get the most out of your time—not to mention the registration fee that your company (or maybe even you yourself) paid. And if the … Continue reading

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Next week I’ll be one of three panelists in a live webinar hosted by Technology Transfer Tactics. The topic: how your technology transfer office can establish successful partnerships with government agencies. This is a topic I’m quite passionate about, and … Continue reading

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Having just completed a series of eight webinars to train interns at a major research university about the science and art of technology commercialization, I’ve learned a few things about the challenges of conducting training remotely. Sure, there are advantages … Continue reading

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TheNewSmallThe following text was published in The New Small: How a New Breed of Small Businesses Is Harnessing the Power of Emerging Technologies by Phil Simon. We are grateful to Phil for profiling Fuentek in his book and for granting us permission to reprint this excerpt.
… [Laura] Schoppe founded her company in February of 2001 and embraced a virtual workforce from day one. The cost savings from not maintaining a proper office are self-evident. Her staff consists of a variety of folks: pure techies, editors, and graphic designers. She hires only those with a keen sense of business as well as solid technical skills. These people are critical in assessing the commercial viability of a particular application and meeting her clients’ needs. Continue reading

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There’s no time like the new year to reflect and reassess. Where are your marketing efforts working, and where are they stalled? Remember: For every hour spent on a technology going nowhere, your team could be digging for gold on … Continue reading

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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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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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In the early 1990’s, Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton introduced the Balanced Scorecard—a novel approach to help organizations establish, track, and report on organizational performance objectives by defining a holistic set of goals. Still quite relevant today, over … Continue reading

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