The 2017-2018 Fellows at the 2018 AUTM Annual Meeting
“The fellowship is an exceptional program which enabled me to ‘kick-start’ my technology-transfer career”
– Sven Hoffman, 2017-2018 fellow
Training the Next Generation
The AUTM Foundation has entered another year of facilitating our Technology Transfer Career Training Program! The program offers early career professionals or those looking to transition into careers in technology transfer an opportunity that includes formal training, networking and practical experience in this field.
The program pairs selected applicants with an experienced technology transfer mentor who offers in-depth, first-hand knowledge of the complexities of the profession. Fellows follow a core syllabus of educational webinars covering such topics as the fundamentals of technology transfer, invention disclosures from cradle to licensing, basic patenting, marketing, and negotiation. Each fellow is provided a two-year AUTM membership providing access to AUTM’s Technology Transfer Practice Manual. With unlimited access to 80+ webinar library, participants are immersed and guided through the seven Fundamentals of Technology Transfer. Fellows attend AUTM’s Essentials Course, Annual Meeting and one Regional Meeting to continue building their network and knowledge.
The overarching goal of the program is to offer early career fellows unique resources and opportunities that will engage and encourage them to become the future leaders of the industry.
- Individualized training without leaving current position
- Webinar and live training hybrid method for deeper understanding
- Mentor assigned to help advise and guide based on personal goals
- Organizations able to tailor program to meet specific needs
- Peer and professional networks are established
- Certificate of Completion awarded
2020-2021 LifeArc Applications are open.
Interested in Mentoring?
The AUTM Foundation is always looking for established technology transfer professionals that are interested in mentoring Fellows for the Technology Transfer Career Training Program. Mentors contribute greatly to the success of the program and the future of Technology Transfer as a whole. Becoming a mentor is not only valuable to the Fellows, but to the mentor as well. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a mentor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “T3 Mentor.”
A big thank you to all of our mentors who passionately share their expertise and time to our talented fellows.
2019 – 2020 Technology Transfer Career Training Fellows
Marie Therese Landers, Institute of Cancer Research
Marie Mifsud, University of Malta
Monika Magon, University of St Andrews
Jesse Peterson, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Neha Dhimole, Centre for Biomolecular Drug Research, Leibniz University Hannover
Dana Koludrovic, Beatson Institute for Cancer Research
Rachel Spruce, University of Birmingham
Susan Riley Keyes Fellows
Katie Kuhns, LSU Health New Orleans
Ayrianne Crawford, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Jeremy Greeter, East Carolina University
Kashmira Kulkarni, University of Connecticut/ Azitra Inc
Adam Schworer, Washington University in St. Louis
Tina Suntres, University of Windsor
Zachary Kemmerer, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Victor Haroldsen, University of California, Davis
Janet Yeo, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research