The AUTM Foundation was created as a support organization of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) in order to facilitate the exchange of ideas between AUTM and public/private entities to promote initiatives that benefit the technology transfer community and, ultimately, enhance the human condition.

“Researchers come up with the best ideas, but unless those ideas are transformed into products and services, they won’t impact the lives of those around us.”

— Jane Muir, AUTM president, 2014-15

Research advances the economy and improves lives:
Technology Transfer is the process that fuels those advances


New drugs, treatments and vaccines impacting health care today were discovered in public research institutions


New start-up companies were established in 2016

$591 billion

Contributed to U.S. gross domestic product from 1996 to 2015

Find out more about our three objectives to advance technology transfer and make our world a better place



Strength in Diversity

This year, The AUTM Foundation exceeded our goal of recruiting at least 50 people to make a contribution of $50 or more in support of our diversity and inclusion initiative [...]