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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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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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Crowdsourcing: Move Beyond the Buzz, Consider the Costs

If you monitor the blogosphere like Fuentek does, you undoubtedly have heard about  “crowdsourcing.” The term can take several forms but, in the tech transfer realm, crowdsourcing refers to Web-based systems where organizations with a technical need (seekers) can post … 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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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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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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