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NASA ARC Memo: NASA Technology Transfer Innovator Training on March 25, 2009

By SpaceRef Editor
March 24, 2009
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NASA ARC Memo: NASA Technology Transfer Innovator Training on March 25, 2009

Subject: NASA Technology Transfer Innovator Training on March 25, 2009

From: Centerwide Announcement

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2009

TO: Resident Staff

FROM: Gary Martin, Director, New Ventures and Communications

SUBJECT: NASA Technology Transfer Innovator Training on March 25, 2009

The Entrepreneurial Initiatives Division is pleased to offer technology transfer innovator training. This course familiarizes NASA personnel with NASA policies and procedures related to technology transfer, including Ames Research Center-specific practices. This course provides participants with a resource for working with the Ames Innovative Partnership Program (IPP) office as well as concepts to guide them through future technology transfer and partnership activities.

Date and Location:

– Wednesday, March 25, 2009, at 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon, Bldg. 245/Room 272, Auditorium

Course Objectives:

– Outline the technology transfer process (licensing and infusion)
– Explain the different mechanisms NASA uses to partner with organizations
– Identify factors that can accelerate the transfer of a technology
– Describe how NASA measures the impact of technology transfer activities
– Benefits of reporting technology innovations


Laura Schoppe, founder and president of Fuentek, LLC, has over 15 years of experience in intellectual property (IP) management and an additional decade in advanced research for surface ship and submarine sonar systems. She has established an impressive track record of success in helping corporate, government and university clients manage their technology and R&D investments proactively, efficiently, effectively. In 2006, Fuentek and its partner SPC were awarded the contract to serve as the strategic and technology transfer consultant for NASA’s Innovative Partnerships Program with Schoppe as the principal investigator for the contract. Fuentek has won many awards including 2008 Triangle Business Journal Women in Business Award, Business Leader Entrepreneur of the Year, and the 2009 Chamber of Commerce Pinnacle Award for Small Business. Schoppe holds an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (where she also taught as an adjunct professor), an M.S. in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University, and a B.S. in mechanical engineering and engineering/ public policy from Carnegie-Mellon University.

For questions and registration, please contact or RSVP Julia Rivera-Mendez at ext. 4-5761 or Registration will be handled on a first come, first served basis.

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