Dr. Talnack is an intellectual property commercialization specialist for universities, federal research laboratories, state government and the private sector, has 25 years experience in commercializing early-stage technologies, and has developed commercialization plans for more than 200 firms.
Dr. Talnack is skilled in assessing early-stage technologies for new product research and development and summarizing to management key industry trends and how they affect new product development, strategic relationships, intellectual property positions, and new market opportunities. Dr. Talnack conducts primary and secondary marketing research including surveys, focus groups, initiation and implementation of strategic alliances, joint ventures, and university-industry partnerships. She has worked across the public and private sectors (universities, federal research laboratories, state government, corporations, and small businesses).
She is an international professional and has lived and worked in England, the former Soviet Union, and Spain. She has completed work-related assignments in Japan, Romania, and Finland. Languages include Spanish, French, and Russian.
Dr. Talnack is a polished guest speaker and workshop developer for national conferences such as Annual LES meetings, SBIR/STTR conferences, University-Industry Demonstration Project (UIDP) for the National Academies, Federal Laboratory Consortium, and over 100 SBIR workshops. She has developed a book on more than 50 client-based case studies of commercializing technologies from federal SBIR research grants and currently conducts SBIR workshops for the California Small Business Development Centers.
She was the 1997 winner of the National Science Foundation’s Tibbetts Award as Small Business Advocate, sponsored by the Small Business Administration.
Dr. Talnack is a member of the Licensing Executives Society (LES), and Technology Licensing (Association of University Technology Managers) and has a Department of Energy Certification in Technology Transfer.
She is a graduate of the University of New Mexico with a B.S. in management as well as an M.B.A. She also holds a Masters of International Management from Thunderbird/American Graduate School of International Management. She holds a Doctorate in federal policy and strategic planning from the University of Southern California. Dr. Talnack has held a Department of Energy Secret Security Clearance.