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Fuentek President Participates In Defense & Security Technology Accelerator Task Force

(August 15, 2008)

Laura Schoppe

Laura Schoppe

APEX, N.C. – Fuentek, LLC (www.fuentek.com), has announced that Laura A. Schoppe, president of the firm, participated in the Defense, Intelligence and Security Industry Workforce Cluster Task Force for the Defense & Security Technology Accelerator (DSTA) (www.dstanc.org) on June 11. The goal of the task force was to discuss how universities can better prepare the workforce of tomorrow, specifically in the area of defense contracting in North Carolina. All task force participants had defense contracting or military backgrounds. Schoppe shared experience from her extensive work with Navy combat systems and missile intelligence, as well as Fuentek’s current work in economic development through technology transfer.

DSTA is a thought leader in business acceleration for military business development in North Carolina, focusing on fostering collaborative efforts, leveraging regional strengths and building connections between the Fayetteville area, Research Triangle Park, Centennial Campus at North Carolina State University, the Ben Craig Center at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and other centers of innovation throughout the state. The organization creates opportunities for new technology formation and knowledge-based job creation in the Fayetteville/Cumberland County area, Raleigh and Charlotte.

“I am pleased that I was able to participate on this task force for the Defense & Security Technology Accelerator,” said Schoppe. “The task force’s mission to help universities understand how to prepare students for work in defense contracting shows DSTA’s commitment to accelerating military business development throughout North Carolina.”

About Laura A Schoppe

Laura A. Schoppe is president of Fuentek, LLC, a consulting firm that provides intellectual property and technology management services with a specialization in technology commercialization. In her role as president, Laura is responsible for managing relationships as well as establishing strategic client plans and conducting training workshops for clients. In 2005 and 2006, DiversityBusiness.com recognized Fuentek as one of the top 50 women-owned businesses in North Carolina. Laura also has more than 12 years of successful experience in spearheading research for several defense contractors, as well as an extensive background in all aspects of intellectual property management, particularly leading license negotiation activities from transition innovations to new products. She has led major technology transfer projects at leading universities and government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies have sought her advice on strategic planning related to their intellectual assets. As a result of her expertise, Laura has been selected to speak at several national and international conferences and has published many papers and book chapters. In 2008 Laura was recognized as one of the Triangle's top 25 businesswomen with Triangle Business Journal's prestigious Women in Business Award for her exemplary leadership skills in the innovation category.

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