Strategic Plan

Making a Better World

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Our Mission Statement
To support and advance technology transfer worldwide.

Our Values
  • The creative output of AUTM members' work benefits the public.
  •  Ongoing professional development is critical to maintaining leadership in the field.
  •  AUTM is a connected community where members share knowledge and support.
Our Strategic Goals
  Goal 1 — Empower Membership: AUTM members will have the knowledge, tools, connections, and training they need to be successful.
  • Develop and provide resources and support for every career stage, across all organization sizes and types, with a diversity of subject matter.
  • Create, grow and cultivate AUTM’s Body of Knowledge.
  • Deliberately evolve AUTM products, tools, and services to ensure relevance to members and stakeholders.
  • Improve accessibility of resources.

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.

  • Execute a unified strategic communications plan for internal and external stakeholders to ensure awareness and a positive brand image of AUTM.
  • Leverage relationships with stakeholder groups to improve the understanding of the societal benefit and economic impact across the breadth of technology transfer.
  • Broaden the definition of success across the breadth of contemporary technology transfer.
  • Increase understanding and support of the role of technology transfer among senior university administrators, policy makers, and the general public.
  • Promote the value of professional recognition and credentials.
  Goal 3 — Advocate: AUTM will support initiatives worldwide that contribute to a favorable environment for technology transfer.
  • Ensure the integrity of enabling legislation, such as the Bayh-Dole Act.
  • Contribute to the robustness of intellectual property systems.
  • Facilitate engagement in policy development.
  • Collaborate with organizations focusing on shared issues.
  Goal 4 — Grow and Diversify: AUTM will remain relevant and sustainable.
  • Engage with industry to add value to Goals 1, 2 and 3.
  • Expand partnerships with organizations that complement
    AUTM’s mission and that add value to Goals 1, 2 and 3.
  • Broaden AUTM’s sources of revenue to ensure a strong and stable organization.