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Fuentek President To Serve As Panelist In IP Marketing Advisor Webinar

Laura Schoppe To Discuss How Tech Transfer Offices Can Forge Successful Partnerships With Government Agencies

(January 13, 2011)

Laura Schoppe

Laura Schoppe

APEX, N.C. –Fuentek, LLC, a local technology consulting firm that provides intellectual property and technology management services, has announced that the firm’s president, Laura A. Schoppe, will serve as a panelist in IP Marketing Advisor’s Jan. 27 webinar, "How Your TTO Can Forge Successful Partnerships with Government Agencies." In the 90-minute webinar, a panel of experts will discuss how to be proactive and create R&D, grant and partnership opportunities on a local, state and federal level. Each presenter will offer immediately implementable strategies and success stories that illustrate the benefits of forging government partnerships. To register for the webinar, visit opens new browser window).

“Universities have much to gain from partnering with government agencies like NASA for technology transfer,” said Schoppe. "In this webinar, we will discuss how to pursue and establish successful partnerships as well as the opportunities for grant funding, collaboration, and commercialization."


- Other panelists include Andrea Adkins, a senior licensing associate in the Technology Transfer Office at the University of Central Florida, and Stephen Auvil, the vice president for technology transfer and commercialization at the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO).

- Schoppe recently published "Enhancing Economic Development through Technology Transfer of Federal- and State-funded R&D", a white paper discussing how tech transfer offices and economic development agencies can contribute to their mutually beneficial goals. It is available free from

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