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Join AUTM, a living, dynamic, global network of more than 3,200 technology transfer professionals who work in academic, research, government, legal and commercial settings. AUTM is dedicated to promoting and supporting technology transfer through education, advocacy, networking and communication.

Apply online and begin receiving membership benefits today!

You may also join by mail by printing the application form below and sending it, along with payment, to the address provided on the form. Faxed membership applications may be sent to +1-847-480-9282.

Member Features & Benefits Include:

  • Educational Opportunities, Meetings and Networking: Special member rates for professional development programs, AUTM’s annual meeting, plus regional and other meetings
  • Education Library: Find select educational recordings from past annual meetings and professional development webinars in this FREE, members’ only education library 
  • The Online Member Directory: A quick and easy way to locate colleagues and communicate via online networking tools such as eGroups, blogs and more
  • AUTM Special Interest Groups (SIG)Network with members sharing a common area of interest within the technology transfer field.
  • Online Networking: Access AUTM’s dedicated group on LinkedIn, post blogs on the AUTM website and stay connected with other members by reading and commenting on their blogs
  • AUTM Newsbrief: FREE weekly news digest to keep you in the know
  • AUTM Technology Transfer Practice Manual (TTP): FREE access to four volumes of successful practices with sample policies and agreements
  • Global Technology Portal (GTP): Post your available technologies, success stories and conduct searches for free
  • The Better World Project: Members can submit their technology transfer success stories for the chance to be featured on the Better World Project website. Selected stories are professionally written and available for easy download in electronic or print format.
  • AUTM Surveys: Member rates on the annual AUTM Licensing Activity Survey and the biennial Salary Survey. Discounted access to more than 20 years of statistical data with AUTM’s Web-based research tool Statistics Analysis for Technology Transfer (STATT)  
  • AUTM Career Center: Member rates for global job postings, FREE resume posting and FREE job searches 
  • Leadership Opportunities: Add volunteerism and leadership skills to your resume by serving on committees and running for office

Membership Details and Fees

Membership is based on a calendar year and runs from January 1 - December 31*. You may join at any time during the year to begin receiving AUTM benefits. Memberships are non-transferable.

Membership Fees:

$285.00 (US) - Regular Members
$50.00 (US) - Student Members
$130.00 (US) - Electronic Members (Developing Economies Only)

Student Membership
Applicants for student membership must attach proof of status; i.e., letter from advisor. A person who is a full-time student or fellow in an institution of higher education, or a resident in a resident-training program at a teaching hospital, whose educational experience involves activities relating either directly or indirectly to the administration of the institution’s intellectual property.

Electronic Membership
Available to individuals who reside or work in developing economies, electronic membership allows technology transfer practitioners to access all members’ only areas of the AUTM Web site, participate in AUTM committees, special interest groups, and join in other volunteer opportunities, and receive the AUTM eUpdate and regular email announcements about upcoming AUTM events and other industry activities and initiatives. Electronic membership does not provide member discounts to AUTM events such as the annual meeting, professional development courses, regional meetings or distance learning programs. Additionally, electronic members will pay non-member pricing for services and items provided for a fee by AUTM, including but not limited to publications, job posting services and other services and products listed in the Marketplace section of the AUTM Web site. Click here for more information and a list of these countries and territories.

Emeritus Membership
Emeritus Membership in the Association for University Technology Managers is an honor. It recognizes distinguished service, professional achievements and meritorious contributions to the technology transfer profession. AUTM members may request, or be nominated for Emeritus Member status. To be eligible for emeritus membership the member must be retired from full-time employment and have been a member in good standing for at least 15 years. Members Emeritus: a) shall be entitled to one vote, in person or by written proxy, at all meetings of the membership; b) shall be eligible to serve on any committee as a voting member of the committee; c) shall be eligible to vote on motions proposed in regular and special Association meetings or in any election of Board of Trustee Members; d) shall be eligible to serve on the Board of Trustees; and e) shall not pay dues. Emeritus membership shall be awarded for the life of the member. Request an Emeritus Member application

* All memberships are due for renewal as of October 1 of each year.

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Questions About AUTM Membership

If you have questions about AUTM membership, call AUTM at +1-847-559-0846 or email