Thursday

Thursday
10:45 am
11:15 am
Summary: Leef Smith Barnes, AUTM’s Chief Marketing Officer, helps you navigate the final day of our virtual conference. Included are interviews with John Miner, incoming Chair of AUTM’s Metrics and Surveys portfolio, who shares the importance of contributing your data to the survey, Alisa Band, Chair of AUTM’s Industry Advisory Group, to talk about today’s Partnering Forums — an opportunity for academic TT professionals and industry to connect on business development and investment, and Omar Zhar, Chair of AUTM’s Membership Development Committee, to chat about Association Membership.
Thursday
11:30 am
12:45 pm
Summary: In this session, we’ll discuss the ways to create win-win outcomes when VCs and TTOs work together to launch world-changing startups. We’ll provide an overview of the key issues in university startup term sheets, best practices for structuring equity, royalties, and milestones, common points of friction around sublicensing, know-how royalties and diligence, and other recommendations. You don’t want to miss it.
Thursday
2:15 pm
3:00 pm
ET
Summary: This session will feature case studies showing how automation with the AUTM MTA Toolkit and other standard templates eases the burden on technology transfer offices and promotes the sharing of research materials.
Thursday
2:15 pm
3:00 pm
ET
Summary: In this session, we will review findings from the EU-funded PROGRESS-TT study (Public Research Organizations GRowing Europe through best practice SolutionS for Technology Transfer), present potential intervention opportunities for performance success, and hear practical tips for growing TT capacity.
Thursday
2:15 pm
3:00 pm
ET
Summary: In this session, we will discuss approaches for technology transfer professionals in industry and academia for promoting greater numbers of disclosures and patent activity among women faculty/employees, a shift that has been reported to result in an increase in successful, profitable female-led businesses, as well as more diverse successful businesses across the country.
Thursday
3:15 pm
3:45 pm
Summary: Join us in closing out the 2021 Annual Meeting. We’ll conduct AUTM’s brief business meeting and hear from incoming AUTM Chair, Laura Savatski, who will share her vision for AUTM in the coming year.