Who We Are

AUTM is the non-profit leader in efforts to educate, promote and inspire professionals to support the development of academic research that changes the world and drives innovation forward. Our community is comprised of more than 3,000 members who work in more than 800 universities, research centers, hospitals, businesses and government organizations around the globe.

Our members work closely with commercial partners to transform ideas into opportunities, resulting in the creation each year of thousands of products, services and start-ups, and millions of dollars in economic development. First and foremost, their work means improved lives, every day, everywhere.

AUTM advocates and supports the full spectrum of our members’ work – from corporate engagement to intellectual property protection - empowering dynamic, forward-leading professional practices and advancing current and future generations of leaders in the field of technology transfer.