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Fuentek at Virtual #AUTM2021

Fuentek will join hundreds of global technology transfer professionals next week for the AUTM 2021 national meeting. This year’s virtual format makes the event accessible to tech transfer professionals everywhere, so we’re looking forward to meeting some new people as well as reconnecting with colleagues. We’re an Exhibitor, we’re hosting an AUTM session, and we’re trying something new with our Tools in 10 mini sessions. These 10-minute sessions are open to everyone. You do not need to be part of the AUTM meeting to attend just click on the links below. Read on to learn how to find us throughout the week and what to expect at our virtual booth in the Exhibit Hall.

Visit our Exhibitor Booth

Be sure to “stop by” our virtual booth for a free mini consultation with one of our tech transfer experts to talk through a problem or learn more about how we can cost-effectively complement your in-house capabilities. You can find us in the Exhibitors section of the conference website.

The booth is open the same hours as the Exhibit Hall. You’ll find a tool that will enable you to email or text us to schedule an appointment. You can also schedule time with any of us through AUTM Connect by clicking on the Meet Me button on the Fuentek page. You can also submit your information via our website’s Contact Us form ahead of time to be sure to get your preferred time slot. We’re looking forward to talking with you!

Attend our AUTM session

Inventor Portals: Invention Disclosures and Beyond, (AUTM session 1F), Monday, 3/15 at 1:15pm EDT. Fuentek Vice President Becky Stoughton will lead a discussion with Daniel Catron, Executive Director of the Office of Technology Transfer at Scintillon Institute, and Travis Woodland, Director of Innovation and Intellectual Property at Portland State University. They’ll examine the experiences of several TTOs that have online portal systems and offer tips on best practices—and potential pitfalls—on implementation. We had terrific response to a survey we conducted earlier this year (thank you to all who responded!) and will reveal results during the session. Regardless of the kind of IP management system you use, this session has something for everyone.

New this year: ‘Tools in 10’ mini sessions

Tools in 10 are short mini sessions on timely topics. Give us 10 minutes and we’ll give you actionable tools to help your TTO be more efficient and effective. We are offering two of these sessions next week. Remember: you do not need to be part of the AUTM meeting to attend—just click on the links below to join.

Tools in 10: Helping Inventors Engage with Industry, Tuesday, 3/16, 3:00pm EDT (join). Fuentek Vice Presidents Danielle McCulloch and Becky Stoughton will give you the tools you need to help researchers engage more effectively with potential licensees, research sponsors, and partners. Come for the fun and leave with downloadable worksheets (plus extra time for Q&A).

Tools in 10: Effectively Using Performance Metrics, Wednesday, 3/17, 1:30pm EDT (join). Knowing your data—and what it means—helps your TTO monitor and adjust objectives, influence decisions, and avoid unpleasant surprises. Fuentek President Laura Schoppe will show you how to crunch the data to ensure your TTO is leveraging key performance metrics.

(left to right) Fuentek’s Becky Stoughton, Danielle McCulloch, and Laura Schoppe will host sessions at AUTM 2021 on inventor portals, helping inventors engage with industry, and effectively using performance metrics.

What if I’m not attending AUTM 2021?

Many Fuentek events are open to all this year!

  • Schedule a free mini consultation to talk through a problem, share a success, or gain strategic insights.
  • Attend one of our Tools in 10 sessions (details above)
  • Download our brochure to learn how we help universities, research institutions, and corporations achieve their goals through proactive IP management.

In these unusual times, it’s more important than ever to optimize productivity. Contact us to discuss how we can help your organization. ‘See’ you next week!