Laura A. Schoppe
Laura A. Schoppe is president of Fuentek, LLC, a consulting firm that provides intellectual property (IP) management and technology transfer services. A Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP), Laura has an extensive background in all aspects of IP management, particularly leading license negotiation activities. Her expertise includes: building efficient and effective technology management organizations; IP portfolio management; open innovation; technology marketing and strategic communications, including the use of social media tools; negotiating licenses, collaborative R&D partnerships, sponsored research agreements (SRAs), and other deals; and entrepreneurship training for innovators/researchers.
She recently served on the board of the Association of University Technology Managers as the vice president of strategic alliances, and she currently serves on the North Carolina State University Electrical and Computer Engineering advisory board. Schoppe has been recognized with multiple awards, including being named one of the top 25 businesswomen in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina. Schoppe has an MBA, with a focus on technology marketing, from the University of North Carolina– Chapel Hill; her MSE in mechanical and aerospace engineering/fluid dynamics from Princeton University; and her BSE in mechanical engineering and engineering/public policy at Carnegie-Mellon University.