Technology Transfer Training

Through the late-20th century, university patents were considered government property, and barely five percent made it into industry applications. The Bayh-Dole Act of 1980 reversed that trend, creating opportunities for science-trained professionals to work in a growing new field that bridges research and business.

The demand continues to grow for well-trained technology transfer professionals with strong scientific backgrounds and those specializing in invention disclosure and assessment, intellectual property management, marketing, licensing, and startup company creation. Read more…

International Outreach

A global economy has emerged through advanced communication, shared scientific knowledge and ease of travel. With 650 international members, AUTM is a recognized leader in the field of technology transfer and provides educational resources and training to support practitioners worldwide.

It takes an average of six years from the point of initial disclosure to licensing a technology. By making well-suited matches more quickly, the Global Technology Portal can speed up the process and help deliver life changing discoveries that benefit the public sooner. Read more…

FUNDING NEEDS

To further develop and deliver AUTM’s multifaceted training, funding is needed to support the enhancement of current educational courses while developing new training opportunities that reflect the needs of the growing technology transfer profession. Projects include developing cohesive collateral material, infrastructure support and program evaluations.

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FUNDING NEEDS

AUTM training courses are being developed in the U.S., South Africa, Spain and Chile. With resources, AUTM will expand its capacity to offer multi-level training, webinars and fellowships to meet the needs of global economies and translate current educational material in multiple languages.

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