AUTM released highlights of its annual U.S. Licensing Activity Survey covering technology transfer activities in fiscal year 2013. The report notes, “institution licensing and startup activity are very strong”, including 818 new companies created, an increase of 16% over prior year.Learn more > > >
Senior Federal leaders will converge in Austin for the 2014 Fall National SBIR/STTR Conference -- a unique opportunity for regional entrepreneurs to join a busy marketplace of SBIR/STTR.
AUTM’s Board met Congressional stakeholders to hand-deliver the message of technology transfer’s societal benefits and economic impact. See details of the Board’s advocacy efforts and FY2013 Highlights of the industry’s growth in patents, licenses and new business start-ups.
“…the metaphor of “a troll lurking under the technology bridge” aptly describes a recent flare-up in the business of getting discoveries across that bridge into the marketplace.”
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Whether your institution has a policy for intellectual property developed by students or not, “Managing Student Intellectual Property Issues at Institutions of Higher Education: An AUTM Primer,” is a must-read.
Developed by AUTM’s Student IP Task Force, this newest AUTM Technology Transfer Practice Manual chapter raises awareness of the key issues and decision points involved in developing a student IP policy. It also includes a link to sample policies.Explore > > >
SIG-6 Metrics Successful Practices
|Target Audience:||All Audiences|
|Co-facilitators:||Kevin E. Cullen, Ph.D., University of Glasgow
Shawn A. Hawkins, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
AUTM collects valuable metrics to allow technology transfer offices to compare themselves with their counterparts, but there is still a need to find useful metrics of success that can be communicated to stakeholders within and outside the university; examples of these non-AUTM metrics might include jobs created and capital attracted by spinouts, number of drugs approved, or number of products in the marketplace. In this session, speakers will discuss the metrics they’ve found to be most useful in conveying the value of technology transfer activities to university administration, state government and the business community, as well as strategies for gathering and communicating these metrics.