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New venture, TechPipeline, to build upon the legacy of Tech Transfer Central

TechPipeline, Inc. announced the acquisition of publishing and research company 2Market Information Inc., owner of Tech Transfer Central, Technology Transfer Tactics, and University-Industry Engagement Advisor. TechPipeline was founded by Robert Lowe and Laura Schoppe — two longtime leaders in the technology transfer and intellectual property (IP) industries.

The pair created TechPipeline to build on the legacy of 2Market Information, Inc., known for its highly informative newsletters and webinars plus the recently released Salary Survey of Technology Transfer Personnel on its website. The team’s first initiatives will be to modernize the company’s branding, including its website and publications, and develop new content and resources to serve the broader university-industry community.

The new venture will leverage the TechPipeline founders’ expertise to continue existing publications and expand the offerings of the tech transfer information powerhouse. David Schwartz, CEO of 2Market Information, will remain as executive editor for the company’s industry-leading publications. The new company’s founders expect subscribers to continue to enjoy the same quality educational materials along with new products and resources to enhance their tech transfer and IP management work, such as market research reports.

“University, government, other tech transfer offices, and their service providers have long relied on Tech Transfer Central for valuable information,” said Lowe, who will serve as TechPipeline’s Chief Executive Officer and manage the company’s operations. A serial entrepreneur in the tech transfer space, Lowe formerly founded Wellspring Worldwide and led the development of its flagship innovation management product, Sophia. “We’re excited to be taking on the mantle to provide useful content that informs and educates the tech transfer and IP professionals entrusted with innovators’ ideas. It’s a nearly 20-year tradition of providing uniquely targeted guidance and resources that we’re eager to build on.”

Lowe co-owns TechPipeline with Schoppe. She remains president of Fuentek, LLC, which Schoppe founded in 2001 and is one of the world’s leading tech transfer consultancies. As a key advisor to TechPipeline, Schoppe will tap into her more than 30 years of experience in helping universities, government labs, research hospitals, and other non-profit and corporate R&D organizations to create innovative concepts that will continue to help subscribers manage their intellectual property proactively, efficiently, and effectively.

“I’ve always felt that sharing best practices and insights on shifting trends was essential to strengthening the tech transfer profession,” said Schoppe, who has released hundreds of blog posts, articles, webinars, conference presentations, infographics, and more. “I’m thrilled to be able to contribute to TechPipeline’s educational products, including new content that helps readers implement enhanced IP management in their tech transfer and tech sourcing offices.”

Schwartz also expressed enthusiasm for the new venture. “As I thought about the next phase for Tech Transfer Central, Laura immediately leapt to mind as someone I’d want to ‘pass the torch’ to,” said Schwartz, who launched 2Market Information in 2009. “Her teaming up with Rob to carry it forward as TechPipeline made perfect sense. Their skills and experience really complement each other. I look forward to collaborating with them as we carry on and expand the vision I had for providing valuable, quality information for tech transfer and research commercialization professionals.”

TechPipeline will continue to send the monthly Technology Transfer Tactics and University-Industry Engagement Advisor newsletters to subscribers. The company plans to share more information about what’s coming down the “TechPipeline” through its e-zines in the months ahead.

For more information about these and other offerings, visit or contact Lowe at

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