- R&D 100 Awards
Laura A. Schoppe, MBA, MSE, is president of Fuentek, LLC, a consulting firm that provides intellectual property (IP) management and technology transfer services. Schoppe has an extensive background in all aspects of IP management. She has been a lead negotiator for major licensing agreements, strategic relationships and collaboration agreements at top universities, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies around the world.
Her expertise includes building efficient and effective technology management organizations; intellectual property (IP) portfolio management; open innovation; technology marketing and strategic communications; negotiating licenses, collaborative R&D partnerships, sponsored research agreements (SRAs) and other deals; and entrepreneurship training for innovators/researchers.
Prior to founding Fuentek in 2001, Laura worked as an engineer and manager for several defense contractors, leading multi-million-dollar projects. She earned her MBA at UNC–Chapel Hill; her MSE in mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University; and her BSE in mechanical engineering at Carnegie-Mellon University. She currently serves on the board of the Association of University Technology Managers Foundation.