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Fuentek's Laura Schoppe to Speak at UNH Franklin Pierce IP Center's IP and Open Innovation Conference

(April 10, 2015)

Laura Schoppe

Laura Schoppe

CONCORD, N.H. — As the open innovation paradigm continues to emerge and evolve in the United States, experts are coming together to discuss the implementation of open innovation models in developing economies, where the impact of different intellectual property (IP) policies can be significant. Laura Schoppe, Founder and President of Fuentek and one of the world's foremost leaders in technology transfer, will speak as an authority on the topic of open innovation--specifically Symbiotic Innovation--at the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce IP Center's "IP and Open Innovation Challenges in Global Development" conference on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

On a global scale, developing economies lag behind in the innovation and IP management processes that have helped to drive the U.S. economy for decades. Developing economies playing catch-up with the developed world have a long road ahead. With the help of open innovation, the road could have positive traction. Schoppe will discuss the significance of Symbiotic Innovation as an approach to open innovation. She will elaborate on the challenges of open innovation and global technology transfer and the need for both in developing economies.

"The basic concepts of matching innovation with need are relevant across the globe, but cultural differences and government support in developing economies make execution more challenging," said Schoppe. "By educating leaders from countries around the world on the strategies and policies needed to achieve successful open innovation, we have a chance to accelerate their economic growth."
Schoppe founded Fuentek in 2001 after having worked for more than a decade as an engineer in the defense and research industries.  Since then, she has worked with government and university research institutions in North America, the European Union, the Middle East, and Asia.  She has seen a cultural shift in many countries around the world as they look for new opportunities to boost their economy by encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation. Schoppe consults research organizations and commercial companies on innovation management and technology transfer to achieve successful commercialization and business development for positive economic movement.

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