TECH TRANSFER CONSULTANCY

That’s the part of the bill that has Laura Schoppe, president of tech transfer company Fuentek, and some of her colleagues skeptical. “Our concern is the practicality of implementation,” she says. “UNC, larger universities, they are overburdened just by the technology they have.” The bill doesn’t address how institutions would prioritize licensing. “Are they going to go offline from one of their own technologies and devote resources to the Pembroke one?,” she asks, adding that licensing outside technologies would bring about even more problems. “They’ll get less a piece of the pie than they would if it was their own technology, and it could damage the relationship with their own faculty.”