Advanced Manufacturing: Shaping & Joining Technologies

October 18 - 19, 2017
TechTown Detroit
Detroit, MI USA
Hosted by: MForesight: Alliance for Manufacturing Foresight 

AUTM Advanced Manufacturing: Shaping and Joining Technologies Partnering Forum is a unique opportunity bringing together industry and academic technology managers to network, partner, discover, and license technologies, as well as to find further opportunities for collaboration and sponsored research in the area of shaping and joining.

Key benefits of participating in this forum include:

  • Discover emerging technologies for extrusion, molding, welding, adhering, tooling, and more
  • Inform key academic institutions of your current and emerging challenges and needs
  • Accelerate in/out-licensing and collaborations with ample opportunity for 1-on-1 meetings
  • Learn about the latest in academic-industry partnering
Advanced shaping and joining processes are essential to improving product performance and enhancing manufacturing competitiveness. The AUTM Advanced Manufacturing Partnering Forum is a unique opportunity to network with industry partners and take an in-depth look at the shaping, joining, and assembly technology sectors. This forum also aims to provide industry representatives the opportunity to more effectively bring these technologies into their companies by developing more productive business relationships with university technology commercialization offices.

Added Value - TechStars Mobility "Demo Day"

With your registration to the AUTM Partnering Forum, you are also eligible to attend the TechStarts Mobility Demo Day. Over 800 guests are expected for this event which will be focused on innovation that is driving the future of mobility, automotive and transportation. This will be the largest event in Michigan focused on startups and innovation in the automotive and transportion industry.Truly a fabulous opportunity for AUTM attendees to develop great relationships with a variety of industry contacts.

View the technologies available for review at this meeting.

Technology transfer professionals and industry partners who specialize in advanced manufacturing technologies will be in attendance. 

Universities Attending

  • Lawrence Technological University
  • Michigan State University
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
  • University of Michigan

Industry Partners Attending

  • Ford Motor Company
  • Optimal Process Technologies

Global Technology Portal

Visit the AUTM Global Technology Portal (GTP) for more information on university technologies for licensing worldwide. 

AUTM Connect  

The AUTM Partnering Forum will feature AUTM Connect the online partnering and networking tool with its mobile application for iPhone and Android. The program enables attendees to create detailed organizational and personal profiles, search for other attendees, send and receive messages, easily search for licensing and collaboration opportunities and effortlessly schedule one-on-one meetings. Networking has never been easier!

Download the answers to all your questions about AUTM Connect.

Partnering using AUTM Connect - Watch this FREE webinar!

Whether you are a first-time attendee or seasoned veteran, this webinar will show you how to be more productive at AUTM meetings. Learn how AUTM Connect™ can help you schedule your meetings, market your technologies and much more. 

Host a Partnering Forum

Are you interested in hosting an AUTM Partnering Forum? Is your university uniquely positioned to host a forum on a specific sector? We want to hear from you. Complete the Request for Proposal and let us know your idea. For more details watch this FREE webinar

Sponsorship Opportunities

Your sponsorship of the AUTM Partnering Forum underscores your involvement in the technology transfer field and helps AUTM keep registration fees low - allowing technology transfer professionals from all backgrounds and skill levels to attend. Contact Madhuri Carson by phone at +1-847-686-2362 or via email at with any questions.
Event Location: Detroit, MI
Event date: 10/18/2017 - 10/19/2017