I would like to pass this along to the Vortechs Group’s Technology Transfer network.
Created By: Sherer, Todd On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 10:58 AM
Startup Act for The States. This puts free agency up as its first proposal and lashes out at the SBIR program and research parks.AUTM has been actively watching the progress of S.1965 (it has been referred to the Senate Finance Committee and has yet to be taken up there) and has worked with our colleagues at AAU, APLU and COGR to write
alternative language for Section 7. The alternative language has been sent to Senators Moran and Warner as well as Rep. Chobat (OH) who is considering drafting companion legislation for the House. We continue to strategize with these higher ed associations and BIO and AURP as the Startup Act for the States makes its way into governor’s offices and state legislatures. This month the AUTM Board adopted a position statement on free agency.Now we are asking you to take action. Please review the materials available in the
No Free Agency resource center on the AUTM website and then setup meetings with your federal relations officers and vice presidents for research. Educating your colleagues on the dangers of free agency is a critical component to ensuring the proposal vanishes for good. I also strongly urge you and your institution to use social media tools to spread the word. AUTM has a section for blogs on its website which is available to all members. And there are myriad other appropriate blogging sites to discuss this issue. Letters to the editor of your local newspaper, tweets, and conversations on LinkedIn should be used by all of us—the key is mass messaging!We hope you’ll find the resource center we’ve setup to be helpful. You can use and distribute any of the documents and our
No Free Agency graphic as you need to. Please feel free to share your own position papers, links, etc. with us by emailing them to Jodi Talley at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add them to the resource center.Thank you for taking action.