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Communicate 2018-12-10T16:44:40+00:00

Better World Project

Promoting public understanding of how academic research and technology transfer benefits society, the Better World Project archives and shares case studies that highlight technologies that impact our lives. By raising awareness, we hope to attract resources vital to the discovery and commercialization process. Sharing academic research and technology transfer partnerships that are delivering real-life solutions worldwide can inspire others to engage and support the process in their own communities.

Arsenic-free drinking water in Africa, meningitis vaccines, malaria treatments, hands-free wheelchair operation, sinkhole detection and devices to save lives of premature babies are among hundreds of discoveries that highlight the far-reaching impact of technology transfer. Read more…

Canadian Impact Project

The Canadian government recognizes a need to share with the general public the importance of technology transfer in an accessible way and has taken steps to encourage such education. As stated in the House of Commons report, Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer: Promoting Best Practices: “The lack of reliable and useful information capable of supporting policy making and economic activity is perhaps one of the greatest obstacles to technology transfer in Canada.”The AUTM Foundation is proud to create the Canadian Impact Project, which will feature a growing collection of stories about Canadian post-secondary innovations. Each story will chronicle a certain technology’s journey from the lab, to investment and expansion, and into the hands of every-day people. Read more…

FUNDING NEEDS

Support is needed to expand the reach and capacity of the Better World Project. Effectively communicating impactful success stories and promising emerging discoveries required strategic planning. By targeting previously untapped regions, institutions and disciplines and streaming stories for maximum exposure, the Better World Project will increase the potential for collaborations while creating awareness and understanding of technology transfer.

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FUNDING NEEDS

The AUTM Foundation is looking for motivated sponsors to help create a platform for communication and promotion of innovation successes in Canada. It is the Foundation’s hope that this will spur growth of the technology transfer field throughout the country. Specifically, the project will create material that highlights the postsecondary human and economic impact of discoveries via print, website, and video that will be accessible to all organizations for dissemination. Its overarching objective is to associate Canadian universities with dollars, job growth, and social impact in a way that is easily understood by the general public.

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Better World Project

Promoting public understanding of how academic research and technology transfer benefits society, the Better World Project archives and shares case studies that highlight technologies that impact our lives. By raising awareness, we hope to attract resources vital to the discovery and commercialization process. Sharing academic research and technology transfer partnerships that are delivering real-life solutions worldwide can inspire others to engage and support the process in their own communities.

Arsenic-free drinking water in Africa, meningitis vaccines, malaria treatments, hands-free wheelchair operation, sinkhole detection and devices to save lives of premature babies are among hundreds of discoveries that highlight the far-reaching impact of technology transfer. Read more…

FUNDING NEEDS

Support is needed to expand the reach and capacity of the Better World Project. Effectively communicating impactful success stories and promising emerging discoveries required strategic planning. By targeting previously untapped regions, institutions and disciplines and streaming stories for maximum exposure, the Better World Project will increase the potential for collaborations while creating awareness and understanding of technology transfer.

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Global Technology Portal

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

By enhancing its platform, the GTP will make collaboration more efficient and effective. Funding is needed to develop and sustain a more unified, user-friendly platform to encourage interaction and alignment. This enhanced operating platform will maximize collaboration opportunities and improve the likelihood that promising discoveries reach the market.

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