Who We Are
The Association of University Technology Managers is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing research to life by supporting and enhancing the global academic technology transfer profession through education, professional development, partnering and advocacy. AUTM's more than 3,200 members represent managers of intellectual property from more than 300 universities, research institutions and teaching hospitals around the world as well as numerous businesses and government organizations.
The core purpose of AUTM is to support and advance academic technology transfer globally.
- The creative output of AUTM members’ work benefits the public.
- Professional development is essential for AUTM members to stay ahead in a rapidly changing field.
- A sense of community connects AUTM members and enhances the sharing of information and knowledge among them.
- Professionalism and ethical behavior are the hallmarks of the way AUTM members conduct themselves.
Goal 1: Empowered Membership: AUTM membership will have the knowledge, tools and training they need to be successful.
Goal 2: Acknowledged Value of Academic Technology Transfer: Stakeholders will support the advancement of Academic Technology Transfer because they understand it and its value to society
Goal 3: Partnerships: AUTM will develop and foster productive relationships and work collaboratively with diverse partners to increase AUTM’s impact
Goal 4: Favorable Environment: AUTM will proactively support initiatives that contribute to a favorable environment for technology transfer globally