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Fuentek President Named To NC State University Strategic Advisory Board

Laura A. Schoppe To Advise Department Of Electrical And Computer Engineering

(April 6, 2011)

Laura Schoppe

Laura Schoppe

APEX, N.C. – Fuentek, LLC, a local technology consulting firm that provides intellectual property and technology transfer services, has announced that the firm’s president, Laura A. Schoppe, has been named to NC State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Strategic Advisory Board. The Advisory Board aims to develop an interactive relationship between the ECE department and the corporate community, and focuses on strategic planning, corporate relations and educational objectives to bring the two together. It also keeps the department aware of market trends and needs within the corporate world. The board consists of prominent professionals in both technical and academic fields who meet semi-annually on NCSU’s Centennial Campus.

“It is an honor to be named to the NC State’s Advisory Board,” said Schoppe. “I look forward to working closely with other board members to develop procedures, explore the corporate landscape and further educational opportunities within the department.”

DETAILS:

- For more information on the NCSU ECE Advisory Board, visit http://www.ece.ncsu.edu/corporate/advisory(link opens new browser window).

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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