Get Involved

Make the most of your membership by getting involved through these many opportunities.

Volunteer Opportunities

Search more than 30 committees for opportunities to connect and shared ideas with colleagues in the technology transfer community. Visit the volunteer page to learn how you can get involved.

  • Volunteers play an integral role in the day-to-day operations of the association and contribute to the decision-making process that helps shape AUTM as an association.
  • Volunteers make connections with other volunteers and leaders in the profession, creating a powerful professional network.
  • Volunteerism adds leadership skills and professional dedication to your resume.
  • AUTM recognizes significant contributions through its Volunteer Award Program.

Special Interest Groups

AUTM Special Interest Groups (SIG) bring together AUTM members with a common area of interest within the technology transfer field. Some SIGs meet in-person during AUTM annual meetings, while others convene by discussion eGroups. Find a SIG that fits your interests. 

Better World Project

The Association of University Technology Managers launched the Better World Project in 2005 to promote public understanding of how academic research and technology transfer benefits you, your community and millions of people around the world. The project draws from years of case studies and news from AUTM's members — the professionals who make academic technology transfer happen. In 2012, AUTM transitioned from a printed Better World Report to an electronic format that includes monthly Featured Stories and the Better World Project Database, which allows you to generate customized reports as PDFs or printouts. The electronic format continues the tradition of professionally written stories about how technology transfer makes the world a better place. Search more than 500 stories in the database or submit your own story.