TECH TRANSFER CONSULTANCY

Laura Schoppe, founder and president of tech transfer consulting company Fuentek LLC, argues that having a centralized tech transfer office (TTO) makes for a stronger university. According to Schoppe, TTOs face enough challenges as it is; one challenge that can be avoided relates to the office’s structure. “Centralization, coordination, and even consolidation of TTOs can go a long way toward making commercialization of university innovations more effective,” says Schoppe.