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 third year of facilitating our Technology Transfer Career Training Program! The program offers academic scientists and engineers at the graduate or post-doctoral level an opportunity to transition to careers in technology transfer by providing formal training, networking and practical experience in this field.
The Technology Transfer Career Training 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. The program also provides each fellow a one-year AUTM membership, which includes access to AUTM’s Technology Transfer Practice Manual and more than 80 educational sessions. Fellows are also able to attend AUTM’s TOOLs and Essentials Meeting and Annual Meeting.
This year, we have three separately funded groups of Fellows, making our grand cohort total 15 Fellows! This is one of our most diverse cohorts yet, with students from the UK, Portugal, the US, Mexico, and Canada. You can learn more about our three groups below:
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 email@example.com with subject line “T3 Mentor.”
This Year’s Mentors
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