Special Interest Groups

AUTM Special Interest Groups (SIG) bring together AUTM members with a common area of interest within the technology transfer field. Some SIGs meet in-person during AUTM annual meetings, while others convene by discussion eGroups. AUTM members may join a SIG online by choosing options on the SIGs tab of your member profile. For more information regarding SIGs, including starting a new SIG, contact AUTM at +1-847-686-2244 or info@autm.net.

Administrative Professionals

This special interest group provides a forum for experienced technology transfer office administrative professionals to discuss ways to develop their roles as influential members of the technology transfer profession.
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This special interest group is for those responsible for the compliance related issues and government reporting within their technology transfer office. Join this SIG online!

Plant and Plant Variety Protection Act Issues

This special interest group is for people interested in licensing and managing intellectual property dealing with all aspects of plants, PVP and UPOV protection, and the relevant and varied angles that are contemplated when licensing this kind of intellectual property. 
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Small Offices

The small office special interest group is focused on the success and well-being of the small technology transfer office (one to five professionals). Working in a small office can be isolating; join the small office SIG and expand your resource network. 
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The sustainability special interest group brings together AUTM members who are interested in sharing best practices of their technology transfer offices to help universities develop effective technology, economic and social policy that moves our society towards sustainable consumption and renewal of natural resources.
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