This is a powerful tool, and we're happy to expand its access
Deerfield, IL (PRWEB) September 05, 2012
Earlier this year the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) – an association for academic technology transfer professionals – debuted the AUTM Global Technology Portal (GTP), a website that showcases university technologies available for licensing. With more than 22,000 technologies listed to-date, the AUTM GTP now has more technologies listed than any other portal of its kind.
"The GTP is one of the most exciting projects AUTM has ever launched," says AUTM President Todd Sherer. "Industry representatives and university technology transfer professionals already do quite a bit of in-person networking at events like the AUTM Annual Meeting. The GTP simply provides an additional—and highly convenient—online option for targeting specific intellectual property for licensing and a means to help identify research competencies," adds Sherer.
Located at the web address gtp.autm.net, the AUTM GTP allows universities to automatically upload their available technologies, making it easy for corporations to identify potential university partners equipped with needed research capabilities. Anyone can search the site free of charge and without registering. Uploading available technologies has been a benefit reserved for AUTM members.
Reaction to the site has been so positive that AUTM is expanding its availability. Now qualifying nonprofits and government labs can purchase an annual pass to the GTP so that they can market their technologies too. Nonprofits and government labs are eligible if they are not allowed – through restrictions or regulations—to pay for memberships in professional organizations such as AUTM.
"This is a powerful tool, and we're happy to expand its access," says Sherer. "AUTM is committed to supporting technology transfer through education, networking opportunities and tools such as the GTP, and this made sense as a next step for us," adds Sherer.
Members of the press may contact Jodi Talley at +1-847-559-0846 or jtalley(at)autm(dot)net at AUTM headquarters to set up an interview with AUTM.