Partnering Forum

AUTM Annual Meeting

Partnering Forum

Crop Production, Cultivars, and Precision Ag Partnering Forum​
Tuesday, February 21
2 – 5 p.m.

The 2023 AUTM Annual Meeting will feature a Crop Production, Cultivars, and Precision Ag Partnering Forum. This forum will be a great opportunity for technology transfer and licensing specialists from universities and research institutions to connect with industry representatives in the agriculture sector. Learn industry and office of tech transfer perspectives about plant breeding, ag productivity, and the information technology for agriculture.

Network and learn about the latest innovations in agriculture!

 
Panelists:
Arthur Erickson
CEO/Co-founder, Hyl.io

Arthur Erickson Arthur's intense interest in UAS began when he was studying aerospace engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. While studying, he worked with a research team at UT to deploy drones for disaster prediction/response and transportation optimization. Recognizing the enormous potential of UAS technology, Arthur, and some other UT alumni decided to form Hylio in 2015. In 2017, Arthur applied his experience and passion for UAS by leading Hylio's parcel delivery project in Costa Rica alongside on-demand delivery startup, GoPato. Now Arthur leverages his technical and management experience to lead Hylio as it applies it revolutionizes the global ag-sector.


Karolyn Terpstra
Senior Licensing Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Agricultural Innovations

Arthur Erickson Karolyn Terpstra is a member of the Business Development team at Bill & Melinda Gates Agricultural Innovations (Gates Ag One)  focused on ongoing efforts to identify, negotiate, and manage transactions supporting our portfolio and capability development needs. Together with our partners, Gates Ag One is a subsidiary of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation created to help accelerate crop innovations reaching –and benefitting –smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

Before joining Gates Ag One, Karolyn was a product manager at DTN focused on innovation of their B2B ag product portfolio, particularly digital tools that provide insights to both agronomists and sellers. Previously, Karolyn held plant breeding, trait development, and product management roles at Syngenta and product management roles at Monsanto.

Karolyn studied agronomy at Colorado State and plant breeding at Michigan State and holds a Masters in IP Law from Michigan State University College of Law. She also earned her MBA from the University of Wisconsin MBA Consortium.  


Participating companies include:

 


Schedule:

2 p.m. Opening
2:15 - 3 p.m. Panel: What is Precision Ag? What is the Future?
3 p.m. Refreshment Break
3:15 - 4 p.m. Quick Pitch Sessions
4 - 5 p.m. Speed Networking


Registration Pricing:
Member Rate - $65
Non-Member Rate - $95
 


To register for the AUTM Industry Partnering Forum, login to the AUTM website and navigate to the 2023 Annual Meeting registration page.

  • Select a “Full Registration”, a “One Day Only” registration or a “Professional Development Course Only Registration”
  • Select "Partnering Forum"
  • Complete the remainder of the registration questions
  • Click “Add to Cart”
  • Click “Pay Now”
  • Click "Charge Credit Card” to finalize the transaction

A confirmation will be sent to your email on file.
 
If you are already registered for the AUTM Annual Meeting and wish to add the Partnering Forum to your current registration, login to the AUTM website and navigate to the 2023 Annual Meeting registration page.

  • Click “Add to Registration”
  • Select "Partnering Forum"
  • Click “Add to Cart”
  • Click “Pay Now”
  • Click "Charge Credit Card” to finalize the transaction

A confirmation will be sent to your email on file.

 



Annual Meeting Sponsors

Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP
KPPB
AstraZeneca
Wellspring
Nighthawk
Syngenta
Osage University Partners
Cayuse
NIIMBL
Parker Highlander PLLC
Marshall Gerstein
Merck
KISSPlatform Europe BV
Quarles & Brady LLP
InfoEd
Blank Rome LLP
Elsevier
Novartis
Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner
NexsenPruet
Computer Packages, Inc.
NYU Langone
PhRMA
Astellas
Michael Best & Friedrich
LockeLord
Casimir Jones, SC
Nixon Peabody
Berggren
RWS
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc.
LevelSet
Meta
Fox Rothschild LLP
Riverside Law
DRI Capital
LifeArc
McKool Smith
Dennemeyer & Co., LLC
Bereskin Parr
SVB
Gardner
Dickenson
Servier
Royalty Pharma
Aird McBurney
Conley
NLO
KSS
VentureWell