The AUTM Foundation, a nonprofit organization, serves as a philanthropic agent and relationship builder that fosters supportive connections which fuel the acceleration of technology transfer. AUTM seeks out and nurtures programs that are designed for strategic, progressive growth and that are grounded in effective and innovative practices, with the goal of ensuring that today’s research will benefit society tomorrow.

Our mission is simple: Educate, Communicate and Advocate on behalf of the technology transfer community and the critical impact it makes on the world around us.

Our vision to support and advance academic technology transfer globally is based in a core belief in collaborative engagement which celebrates the passion behind each new discovery and builds a trajectory for improving humanity.

By raising awareness about the impact and importance of technology transfer while building leadership and resource capacity, we foster growth that will spur economic development and ultimately improve the human condition. The AUTM Foundation has developed six targeted funding initiatives that will impact technology transfer today and lay the foundation for continued growth well into the future.


Professional development builds strong leaders who provide solutions:


Sharing the impact of discoveries to raise awareness and increase participation of all stakeholders:


Support for the patent process and underrepresented populations sustains the ecosystem:

Please join other advocates and decision makers who are dedicated to making our world better, one discovery at a time. Your gift will help to ensure academic research success and support the vital role it plays around the world.