AUTM Licensing Activity Surveys

Our Surveys: Tracking the Innovation Ecosystem

The AUTM Licensing Activity Survey offers quantitative data and real-world examples about licensing activities at U.S. and Canadian universities, hospitals and research institutions.

AUTM 2019 Licensing Survey Now Open
Submit your survey responses by October 16.

Contributing your institution's data helps tell the story of tech transfer's impact. For nearly three decades, the survey has been the most comprehensive benchmark report on licensing income, patents, start-ups and more.

It’s been an extraordinary year in many ways. This year, the survey is moving to a new Qualtrics platform to improve data gathering and sharing. Qualtrics is a familiar tool to many academic institutions — more than 2,000 universities across 90 countries already use the platform.

You can find survey definitions and instructions here, and a sample copy of questions here.

Participants of the survey receive complimentary access to the final report and a one-year subscription to AUTM's STATT Database.

If your institution has not yet received it's unique survey link and password, email Paul Stark, AUTM Marketing & Communications Director.

AUTM 2018 Licensing Activity Survey
Start-ups are flourishing and the number of issued patents hit record high. Learn more about the 2018 survey here.

Data from past surveys is available in the AUTM Statistics Access for Tech Transfer (STATT), a searchable, exportable database of more than 20 years of academic licensing data collected by AUTM from participating academic institutions.

Past Survey Data

Learn more about past surveys or purchase past reports here.

Sponsorship Opportunities
The Licensing Activity Survey is one of AUTM's most popular and widely distributed publications. For information about how to become a sponsor, email Casey Annunziata, AUTM Sponsorship Manager, or call +1-847-686-2244.