Professional Exchange Program

Spread Your Wings — AUTM Has You Covered

Experience first-hand the operations of other technology transfer offices around the world and share best practices with the AUTM pilot Exchange Program. Whatever your level of experience, you can learn about building ecosystems, licensing, disclosures, venture creation and more. The pairing will be based on the level of experience, ranking of specific areas of interest and the duration of program desired. All of this and more are addressed on the application form.

Those interested in participating as a hosting institution should complete and return the Hosting Institution Application and those interested in being a participant should complete and return a Participant Application.

Here is the current list of hosting institutions:
  • American University in Cairo - Mid-career levels sought to hone your leadership skills
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Over the past 5 years, CTTEC filed 1,199 patents, completed 949 licensing & option agreements, including 52 start-ups
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins Designated an APLU Innovation and Economic Prosperity University
  • Iowa State University Research Foundation, Ames - Learn from the passionate professionals at the second oldest technology transfer office in the United States
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Southern Illinois University, Springfield - All 3 campus system cover Ag, Chemistry, Communications, Dental, Energy & Biofuels, Health & Medical Research, Material Science, Mining and Pharmacy
  • University of Hawaii, Honolulu - Seeking two senior level or strong mid-careers to 1) lead the creation of a partnership program with labs on campus to liaison to innovation and 2) lead the enhanced plant protection program and contribute to sustainable plant/Ag tech marketing program.
  • Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), Madison, Wisconsin

It is up to the hosting institution whether to accept an individual participant, and will work with the individual participant to sort out logistical issues.