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Fuentek President Laura Schoppe to Lead Feb. 7 Webinar Discussing Global Technology Portal (GTP)

GTP Developed By The Association Of University Technology Managers® (AUTM) Will Help Universities Showcase, Market Technology


Apex, NC -- (ReleaseWire) -- 02/02/2012 -- Fuentek, LLC (, a technology consulting firm that provides intellectual property (IP) management and technology transfer services, has announced that the firm’s president, Laura Schoppe, will host a webinar for the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) discussing the latter group’s new Global Technology Portal on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at noon EST. The 1-hour webinar, titled “How to Market Your Technologies with the AUTM GTP,” will focus on the functionality of the portal and showing participants how to leverage the GTP most successfully.

The AUTM Global Technology Portal is a website that aims to actively facilitate networking, partnership and licensing deals among corporations and universities. Designed to be a one-stop shop for corporations to find university technologies available for licensing, the portal also will enable collaboration by allowing corporations to easily search for universities with the capabilities that they need.

Schoppe, who serves on the AUTM board of directors as vice president of strategic alliances, played an instrumental role in the development of the GTP. The GTP is scheduled to launch in February 2012.

To register for the webinar, which is free and open to AUTM and non-AUTM members, visit

“I am excited about the future of the Global Technology Portal,” said Schoppe. “This portal will help foster a community of collaboration that results in licenses and partnerships much more effectively and consistently.”

- Schoppe 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. She presents often at national and international conferences and has published many papers and book chapters.

- AUTM serves a global network of more than 3,500 technology transfer professionals in the academic, research, government and private sectors. To join AUTM, visit

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About Laura A. Schoppe
Laura A. Schoppe is president of Fuentek, LLC, a consulting firm that provides intellectual property (IP) management and technology transfer services. Certified by the Alliance of Technology Transfer Professionals (ATTP), the international body for professionals engaged in technology transfer, Schoppe has an extensive background in all aspects of IP management, particularly leading license negotiation activities from transition innovations to new products. She has been a lead negotiator for major licensing agreements, major strategic relationships, collaboration agreements and major equity-financing deals at top universities, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies. Schoppe conducts training workshops and is a sought-after speaker at national and international conferences. She has published many peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. Elected to the board of the Association of University Technology Managers as the vice president of strategic alliances, Schoppe serves on the NC State University Electrical and Computer Engineering advisory board. She has been recognized with multiple awards, including being named one of the top 25 businesswomen in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina.

About Fuentek, LLC
Fuentek, LLC is a consulting firm that provides intellectual property and technology transfer services. With a specialization in technology commercialization and the Symbiotic Innovation approach to open innovation, Fuentek works with a wide variety of clients to identify promising technologies and assist them in converting their ideas and inventions into marketable products. Drawing upon its unique combination of technical, business and commercialization expertise, the firm is one of the largest NASA contractors in North Carolina and has helped organizations around the world find the technology they need through licensing as well as collaborative research and development (R&D) partnerships. Led by President Laura A. Schoppe, a 2008 recipient of the prestigious Triangle Business Journal Women In Business award, Fuentek also offers training workshops and webinars, guidebooks, white papers, and websites to help clients and other tech transfer professionals improve effectiveness in managing their intellectual property. Recognized as a top women- and minority-owned small business in North Carolina for the past six consecutive years, Fuentek has been featured on National Public Radio and in the book The New Small: How a New Breed of Small Businesses is Harnessing the Power of Emerging Technologies. The firm has received numerous awards for its work, including an entrepreneurial Pinnacle Business Award from the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. Schoppe serves on the Association of University Technology Managers® (AUTM) board of directors as vice president of strategic alliances. For more information, please call (919) 249-0327 or visit Fuentek’s website at

Fuentek Media Contact:
Erin Smith
MMI Public Relations
(919) 233-6600

AUTM Media Contact:
Jodi Talley
Director of Communications
(847) 559-0846