Techno-L Forum

The Vortechs Group hosts the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) Techno-L Listserve. Techno-L is the largest and most longstanding email discussion forum designed especially for technology transfer professionals.

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FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

What is AUTM?

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.

From its inception in the mid-1970s as the Society of University Patent Administrators (SUPA), AUTM has developed best practices for university technology transfer offices and facilitated relations with industry to ensure that inventions with high commercial potential reach the marketplace for the benefit of people everywhere.

Along the way, AUTM’s work on behalf of its members has contributed to improved intellectual property protection and the establishment of a profession dedicated to technology transfer.

Today, the results of AUTM’s efforts can be seen in the millions of people who have been treated for conditions ranging from epileptic seizures to cancer and HIV, thanks to the more than 200 drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that started in university laboratories since the Bayh-Dole Act was enacted in 1980.

What is Technology transfer?

Technology transfer, also known as tech transfer or technology commercialization, is the process by which valuable research, skills, knowledge, and/or technology is delivered from government, colleges and universities, or other research institutions into the corporate environment where it can be nurtured and developed into a commercial product or service with wider application and distribution. Learn more about Technology transfer.

More about Techno-L

The Vortechs Group encourages you to use this forum responsibly and respectfully to communicate and post success stories, technical questions, upcoming events, or anything you care to share with the rest of the technology transfer community.

For questions or assistance accessing Techno-L, please contact Glen Gardner, President, Vortechs Group Inc., at (614) 899-6696 x100 or glen@vortechsgroup.com