About AUTM

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.

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 members will have the knowledge, tools, connections, and training they need to be successful.

Goal 2: Promote the Value Across the Breadth of Technology Transfer: Stakeholders will support the advancement of Technology Transfer because they understand it and its value to society.

Goal 3: Advocate: AUTM will support initiatives worldwide that contribute to a favorable environment for contemporary technology transfer.

Goal 4: Grow and Diversify: AUTM will remain relevant and sustainable.