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 its fourth 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
2019-2020 Applications Now 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.
2018 – 2019 Technology Transfer Career Training Fellows
Lucy Barber University of Leeds
Isabel Ramos The Francis Crick Institute
Maithili Shroff University of Dundee
Shalini Pathak University of Dundee
Eleftheria Ledaki Queen Mary Innovation
Filipa Tome Biosystems & Integrative Sciences Institute
Monica Roman-Trufero MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences-Imperial College
Susan Riley Keyes Fellows
Alyssa Posca McMaster University
Drishi Vilkhu Sunnybrook Research Institute
Iva Bruhova Brock University
Misagh Naderi Louisiana State University
Sanaz Shahi Rowan University
Sergio Arias Martinez Instituto Politécnico Nacional
Hemali Patel University of Alabama at Birmingham
C. Scott Swindle University of Alabama at Birmingham