About AUTM

Who We Are

AUTM is the nonprofit leader in efforts to educate, promote and inspire professionals, throughout their careers, to support the development of academic research that changes the world. AUTM’s community is comprised of more than 3,200 members who work in more than 800 universities, research centers, hospitals, businesses and government organizations around the globe.

Mission Statement

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.

Strategic Goals

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